As a first-generation student, I was aware of how blessed I was to be able to receive a proper education in America. My parents engraved in me the importance of education from a very young age which led me to pursue a Masters Degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Rutgers University - Newark.
The love and appreciation of my family’s Ecuadorian roots has influenced the passion I have to help and give back to children who are at a disadvantage of resources. PHL’s mission aligned with my values and the way in which I wanted to serve others. I believe that children, regardless of their ethnicity, background, age, color, etc. deserve the chance of a better life which is why becoming a part of PHL is and will always be an honor.