Coming to Suffolk was not only a decision about where I would go to school. It was also the decision about where my new home would be.
I was born and raised in Venezuela and moved to the United States to attend college. I came here because my parents provided me with the opportunity to do something that every student in the world seeks to do but has not been possible in my country for a long time: to get an education and live a decent life.
When the time came to apply for college, I looked at places abroad. I fell in love with Suffolk's location in downtown Boston. I decided to pursue a major in government as well as the undergraduate pre-law track. I wanted to make the most out of that opportunity while I was at Suffolk, so I decided to get involved with the Student Government Association (SGA). I had the honor of serving as a senator for the Class of 2018, as the SGA vice president, and ultimately as the president of Suffolk University’s student body (the first international student to serve this honor).
I was able to further develop the skills I learned in the classroom with internship opportunities around the corner at the governor's office and the attorney general's office. I made friendships that will last a lifetime and had an overall experience I never imagined I would have. Suffolk has been my home for four years but having now graduated, I know that I have joined the alumni community for life.