October 12, 2022
I am the son of Dominican immigrants who came to the United States for a better life. Neither of my parents attended college. Therefore, when I found my passion for finance and wanted to apply to college, I did not have much guidance or knowledge. However, when I found the ATLAS Fellows program, I found people my age from many different backgrounds who also were interested in finance. Not only did I get to be in a place where I pursue my passion of finance, but I also found a community where I belong. As a first-generation college student trying to navigate a whole new environment, ATLAS Fellows is preparing me not only for college but for my career.