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Petronila Rodriguez

Year: Senior

Major: Sociology

Hometown: Washington Heights (Uptown, Manhattan)

Favorite food: Oxtail, moro negro, arroz con fideo, and french fries

Sign: Aquarius

Color: Blue

 What is your motivation to succeed?

What motivates me to succeed is envisioning the phenomenal end results of everything I have worked hard for.  My family, specifically my parents have played a huge role in this because they have always encouraged me to pursue whatever goals I have set for myself. 

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

Something most people do not know about me is that I have 6 siblings and one other thing is I have performed with David Guetta before.

 What are your long term goals?

My long term goals is to be either a licensed Independent Private Investigator (PI) or a PI that works for a corporation towards missing children and homicide. I also see myself living in my own apartment and helping my parents out with whatever they need.

 What does EOP/MAP mean to you?

EOP/MAP literally means the world to me! The EOP/MAP has led me to be the person I am today. I wouldn’t have made it this far without the support of my loved ones and the EOP/MAP program, but specifically Glorivee, Mary and Paul. They helped me, guided me, advised me throughout my college years and I couldn’t be anymore grateful to have been a part of such a phenomenal program!

 What’s your most invaluable experience at Purchase?

The most invaluable experience at Purchase had to be declaring myself as a Sociology major, connecting with several staff members/professors and attaining the friendships and relationships I have made here at Purchase College.