Hey everyone! I'll be participating in the NYC Triathlon on July 16th, 2017, this summer. This is my first ever endurance event and I am really excited and nervous. I will be entering the competition as a member of Team America Needs You. American Needs You has a mission to fight for economic mobility for ambitious, first generation college students. I chose this charity because I have benefited from the organization's intensive career development training and mentorship. As one of its first fellows (2010-2012), I had no mentors to look up to or to advise me, even though I come from a background that encourages persistence, learning, and focus. One hundred percent of the money raised will be used to provide intensive career development training and one-one mentoring to low-income, first generation college students. This is my story. Please donate today to help me reach my fundraising goal.