My name is Alexandra Hernandez, and I was born in Venezuela. I came to the United States four years ago seeking for a better future. At the beginning, it was very hard to adapt myself to a new country and language, but with the support of my family and friends, I was able to make it.
As for today, I am a second-year student at the Honors College of Miami Dade, majoring in mechanical engineering. I have been able to be involved in my college community as the president of Engineers for a Sustainable World, an active member of Hermione’s Army, a club dedicated to activism, and as the Spanish and English editor of Urbana Arts & Literacy Magazine, the campus magazine. I am very grateful with the United States for letting me continue my education in this country and for giving me the opportunity to build a brighter future along with my family.