M.S. in Commerce 2018, University of Virginia
B.A. in Sports Management 2017, Rice University
Track: Marketing & Management
Hometown: San Juan, PR
Why did you choose UVA’s M.S. in Commerce Program? While I enjoyed my undergraduate experience at Rice, I still felt a little unprepared and underqualified for the public relations industry, which is the area of business I want to work in. I was fortunate enough to present a final consulting project to several industry professionals, one of whom connected me with a former M.S. in Commerce student. That student explained how McIntire helped him better prepare for a career in business, leveraging an unconventional undergraduate degree with the business savvy from the M.S. in Commerce Program. It just seemed like a natural and wise move to apply.
What do you enjoy about the program so far? While the program is by far one of the hardest things I've ever done, I love the constant drive in our amazing class to help each other and to succeed as a collective. It's only been a few weeks, and I already have some of the greatest quality friends I could have ever hoped for.
What has surprised you about the program so far? I think the most surprising part of the program is also the best part: the friendships formed.
- I can learn a new language in less than two months. I currently speak (up to) eight at any time.
- I'm good friends with several players of the New England Patriots.
- I've traveled to more than 20 countries.
- Any and all sports, especially soccer and American football (I'm a former athlete), cooking, working out, and dancing (anything from ballet to contemporary to salsa)