I became an ATLAS Fellow because I believe I have agency in controlling the direction of my life. As an immigrant from China and a low-income, first-generation college student, I have always strived to better my and my family members’ lives. My inspiration has always been to make my parents proud, especially considering how much they have supported me throughout my journey thus far. I also want to inspire my younger brother and prove to him that our lives can change for the better. ATLAS has accelerated these goals, providing both financial support and invaluable exposure to the finance industry. With ATLAS, I can make a difference.