Esperanza Chavez Villa, two last names, no middle name. Esperanza, my first name, means hope and I have held on to that for a very long time. My parents and I are immigrants from Mexico, but I grew up in West Texas– Tulia, Texas, to be exact. I started school having to learn a new language and to loving but absent parents who needed to work long hours to make a living in this new country.
I went on to excel in school and graduated from Tulia High School in the top
10% in 2020- the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. That fall I continued my education at Tyler Junior College where I will graduate this May ’22 with an associate degree in business and foreign language. This upcoming fall I plan to attend WTA&M to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in finance.
From my parents, I learned strong work ethics and the importance of opportunity. This is how I can confidently say learning is my passion. Learning has opened doors for me time and time again. It gave me the ability to always be excited instead of worried. Through this, I understood that I want my time on Earth to have a positive impact. My career goals are to have a job in finance while also managing a nonprofit. Although I am not sure what I want the nonprofit to be I will help people and I know that this internship can shape me to complete that one day.