I became an ATLAS Fellow as a way to express my gratitude to my mother. My single mother, who has raised four boys on her own, sacrificed her dream of becoming a biomedical engineer, in order to support my brothers and me in our goals and aspirations. Her support, love, and sacrifices fuel me to succeed in my endeavors and passions. Additionally, I want others from similar backgrounds as mine to know that pursuing their passions and achieving their goals is possible. Despite the setbacks, challenges, or hardships we may face, we can and will succeed as long as we find the right resources and seize opportunities. For me, that passion is finance and with the help of ATLAS, I will be able to immerse myself into a field where I can help my family, my community, and myself.