Hometown: New York, NY
High School: Hunter College High School
For as long as I can remember, I have been motivated by a desire to understand why the world is what it is—and, on a much smaller scale, why I am who I am. I am fascinated by the idea that I and the world might both be results of sociopolitical phenomena. My academic and experiential learning work towards empowering myself to advocate for civil rights and liberties through the law, organize with communities, and craft policy that serves complex and diverse communities like my own. As I consider these goals, I wonder: how do I fight for space that immigrant, low income communities of color deserve? How do these communities collectively, simultaneously organize for larger causes and immediate issues? How do I solve systemic problems through policy? I don’t know, and I may never, but I must take the first step of many in the right direction.
What drew you to the Robertson Program?
Growth is uncomfortable and delightful, and I am learning to embrace the dichotomy. I may succeed or fail—or both! The only way to know is to act, and I trust that the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program and my peers will constantly challenge me to be a better version of myself.