Milt & Debbie Valera EOP Resilient Scholars Program Peer Mentor
Preferred pronoun: He/Him/His
Major: Information Systems – Business Systems
Expected graduation date: May 2021
Role model: My mother
Favorite subject: Information Systems – Database management
Favorite hobbies: Some of my favorite hobbies are; hiking, bowling, playing guitar, and working on computers.
Favorite quote:“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” -Socrates
I can’t live without: A healthy amount of sarcasm.
Something people might not know about me: I have more siblings than most people (12 strong)
If you could hang out with someone you admire (from the past or current), who would it be and why? Id have to say that I would want to hangout with someone like Will Farrell or Jim Carrey because of how much comedy has helped me make light of even the toughest situations.
If you could change the world, what would you do? I would want people to put themselves in others shoes more often before judging others, and give each person a fair chance.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In my mind, I see myself as having my own IT (information technology) business, everything I do in college is to work towards that goal, however I realize that it can change due to unforeseen problems/hurdles.
What makes you resilient? What’s most resilient about me is that I constantly try to look on the bright side of things, and don’t give up on myself. My determination to do well for my future is what keeps me going, even when I’m feeling at my worst.