Michelle Islas Escamilla
I chose ATLAS not only to improve my chances of a good career in finance, but to demonstrate to my parents that the sacrifices they have made have been worth it. My parents came to the US from Mexico at the age of 18 for a better life. Learning and growing is important not only for me but for my family as well. I can show my younger siblings that no matter how difficult something may seem, nothing is impossible if you are tenacious enough to climb over any barriers. I am a first-generation college student striving to break that generational cycle of lack of exposure to various sectors in finance.