Where do you live?
I currently live in Bronx, NY
Where do you attend school?
I attend Stephen T. Mather Building Arts & Craftsmanship High School in Manhattan, NY and I am currently a senior.
What are your hobbies/interest?
Some of my hobbies consist of working around my school and being apart of school clubs. I also like to hang out with friends, go ice-skating, out to eat and spend quality time with family.
How long have you been involved in Branching Out?
I’ve been apart of Branching Out for two seasons, I was a field team member in the summer of 2017 and then I returned to be a School Year Ambassador. The experience was amazing and I love being apart of the program.
Why did you choose to participate in Branching Out?
I chose to participate in Branching Out again because I learned a lot about landscape preservation, carpentry and masonry. Throughout my time in the program I gained hands on experience in the field and got to build a lot of teamwork. Also, I had a lot of fun visiting and working on different National Parks.
What are your career and educational goals?
In the future, I would like graduate from college and either have a career in Architectural Design or Psychology. I like the idea of being able to design and build my own business from ground up and also being able to study people’s behaviors seems interesting.
What type of opportunities do you hope Branching Out will provide you with?
I hope Branching Out will provide me with a lot of skills and techniques that can help me in the future. I would like to gain additional hands on skills in the field and also be able to explore new places.