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Can you please tell us a little bit about yourself? Some fun facts and anecdotes from your life.
I was born in Havana one month before the Cuban Missile Crises. That detail has a way of focusing your mind on how tenuous life is; and how precious an opportunity we have to leave our world just a little better a place than how we found it.
We moved to the US just after my fifth birthday. Grew up in violent, section 8 housing. Life was hard. I was a terrible student with few friends and fewer prospects. I don’t have many happy memories. But the experience didn’t leave me embittered; quite the opposite. It served as a motivator to spring me forward. Luckily, I had great parents. Thanks to them I wasn’t living in a totalitarian state. They were poor in material terms but possessed an abundance of accumulated wisdom. As I matured, I realized how fortunate I was to live in a country where your own efforts shape your destiny. By the end of my first year of High School, I was an A student. I have since lived the American dream in all its glory and complexity. I have a great family and deep and abiding friendships. No one could ask for more.