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My life goal is probably to create my own business that makes an impact on my community. I am passionate about advocating for the right thing and making a change in the community. I am majoring in Finance at Drexel University and will graduate in 2028. I am pursuing a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a major in finance at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. I am passionate about learning new skills and applying them to real-world problems. My career goal is to become a finance professional who can contribute to the success of any organization and serve others.


Drexel University

Bachelor's degree program
2023 - 2028
  • Majors:
    • Business Administration, Management and Operations
    • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • GPA:

South Philadelphia High School

High School
2022 - 2022
  • GPA:

Hamilton High School

High School
2019 - 2022
  • GPA:


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

    • Finance and Financial Management Services
    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Accounting and Related Services
    • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Financial Services

    • Dream career goals:

    • Crew

      2022 – 20231 year
    • FOH Team Member

      2021 – 20221 year

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Alliances in Youth Leaders in the United States — member
      2019 – 2022

    Future Interests





    Augustus L. Harper Scholarship
    Education is important because it is a fundamental human right. Every human being deserves to receive a quality education. Being educated is empowering and allows people to realize their potential to chase their dreams. It enables people to make informed decisions, pursue their aspirations, and engage meaningfully in society. Education is a great investment and it is saddening that half of the people in this world do not have the opportunity to attend school or get any sort of education. Education will help open the door to more opportunities because people from diverse backgrounds can improve their circumstances and bridge socio-economic gaps. Education plays a vital role in economic development. It equips individuals with the skills needed to participate in the workforce, enhances productivity, fosters innovation, and drives economic growth. Education is essential for personal development and fulfillment. It cultivates creativity, curiosity, and lifelong learning habits, enabling individuals to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives. For me, as a first-generation student, education holds a profound significance in my life. It's not just about going to school; it's about opening doors to new opportunities and making my family proud. It represents more than just the pursuit of knowledge; it embodies opportunity, empowerment, and the realization of dreams that were once thought impossible. Education is a beacon of hope, a pathway to a better future, not only for oneself but for generations to come. Education is also a source of pride and determination. It's a chance to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty, to defy expectations, and to pave a new path for oneself and future generations. It's about honoring the sacrifices of my parents and ancestors who may not have had the same opportunities. Education is like a key that unlocks the potential for a better future, not just for me but for generations to come. It's about working hard, defying the odds, persevering through hardships, and showing that obstacles do not determine what you can do. So, in simple terms, education is my ticket to a brighter tomorrow. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to receive an education and pursue my degree at a higher institution. My mother wasn't able to go to college because she couldn't afford it. Now, I want to make her dream come true by going to college myself. There is a sense of guilt because my immigrant parents were unable to access education. I would like to graduate college so I can be the first in my family to graduate college. For a first-generation student, education is not just a privilege; it's a testament to resilience, perseverance, and the power of dreams.