With this scholarship, I will use it to continue focusing on my studies in math and engineering, instead of worrying about making money and sending more back home.
It will be an investment into myself for my family.
With some instruction from a mechanic, I began to learn the components of an engine motor and the engineering behind it.
I repaired my brake light, replaced my battery, and made adjustments to the power-steering hose.
Even more unimaginable was the thought that ice skating might become one of the most useful parts of my life.
I was born in Mexico to two Spanish speakers; thus, Spanish was my first language.
My low-income status was not a barrier but a launching pad to motivate and propel my success.
Through the successes of my efforts, I also realized that poverty was just a societal limitation. I was still flourishing in school, leading faith-based activities and taking an active role in community service.
Engineering was no longer just a nerdy pursuit of robotics kids; it was a medium to a solution.
It could be a way to a career, doing the things I love. Last summer, to continue exploring my interest in engineering, I interned at Boeing.