The Presidential Scholarship was the main factor in bringing me to Purdue. An older brother went to Purdue; I have brothers and sisters who went to the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University. I got a scholarship offer from IU, too, so I might have gone there.
The scholarship to Purdue had a huge impact on me. I’m extremely grateful to have it. I love it at Purdue. I really love it. I couldn’t imagine having any better college experience.
I have joined the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Purdue, and I helped create a campus chapter of the Society of Mexican American Engineers.
I hope to use my education to solve problems. I’m very interested in the energy crisis and finding a way to deal with that.
Without donors giving money for scholarships, my education wouldn’t be possible. A lot of students wouldn’t be able to attend Purdue without donors giving money. It would be a very different campus.