I grew up in Spanish Harlem. When I was a kid, I struggled a lot in school. I went to summer school for almost every grade—so much so that I never went to senior graduation ceremony and I had to pick up my diploma in the main office of summer school.

I am currently in college, studying computer science. I chose this field because I once found an old broken laptop and decided to teach myself how to fix it. After I fixed it, I kept the laptop. I’ve had it since 2006 as a reminder of what motivates me.