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Luisa Peguero

What is your motivation to succeed?

My biggest motivation would have to be my parents. Coming from the Dominican Republic at a young age into a country where you don’t speak the language isn’t an easy task. They have worked hard to accomplish so many things in this country, which is why everyday I do my best to make my parents proud of my accomplishments.

 Tell us something most people don’t know about you.

Something that most people don’t know about me is that I am a Math & Comp Sci major, and that I’m a crafty person as well. I connected these two areas of interest and began working on a project that will hopefully remain in the Math and Comp. Sci. Department at Purchase. My project consists of cross stitching fractals, tessellations and even the Golden Ratio.

 What are your long term goals?

I have so many goals that I would like to achieve in life and graduating college is one that I’ll be crossing off my list May 2017. Being at Purchase College, surrounded by such great faculty and peers has shown me that “the sky’s the limit”. That is why one day I will become a Professor, or Principal of an Institution. Some may consider this a goal that’s hard to reach but with my determination I know it will also get crossed off my list in the next few years to come.

What does EOP/MAP mean to you?

EOP is really important to me because if it wasn’t for this program I most likely wouldn’t have been admitted into Purchase College. EOP has always been there for me and I know that if I’m struggling with any issue I can always count on the support of my counselors. Throughout the years EOP has become family.

 What’s your most invaluable experience at Purchase?

I believe that the most invaluable experience I had at Purchase College would have to be serving as a peer mentor. This experience helped me confirm what I really what to do in life and that is to inspire and educate others. I was able to appreciate the freshman-mentor experience more after being on both sides of the spectrum. All the skills I obtained as a peer mentor are skills that I will be applying in to my career in education.