I am a first-generation scholar from the binational community of El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. As a third year at Claremont McKenna College studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with a Dual-Major in Economics and a Sequence in Financial-Economics, I believe that my liberal arts education has enabled me with the tools and resources necessary to become an independent thinker and entrepreneur. My set of skills lie in the realm of financial services, extending from financial valuation and modeling to having an extensive understanding of financial software systems like Bloomberg Terminal and Capital IQ. Additionally, I am a Research Assistant at the Financial Economics Institute, Tutor for the Robert Day School of Economics, and team player for the Claremont Club Soccer Team. The culmination of my talents have helped me co-found and lead my startup organization called the El Paso Leadership Network (EPLN). Seeking to help the city of El Paso, EPLN provides a variety of services in the sectors of education, government, business and culture. As an officially registered nonprofit organization, it proudly boasts a diverse set of Board Directors and over 40 members registered under the organization. With the help of the CIE program, my goal is to learn in a collaborative setting about successful startup ventures and contribute to the Claremont CIE community at large.