Hello my name is Alejandro (Alex) I am a senior at University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in History with a minor in Latin American Latino/a studies. I am heavily involved on campus. I am part of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. and I am a part of the Army ROTC program at UIC. I currently have served three years in the Army National Guard and after college I will be serving as a second lieutenant as an Infantry officer. I am grateful to be part of so many organizations that have supported me through tough times, but Golden Apple has always inspired me to continue my dream in teaching. Through Golden Apple, I hope to become a gym teacher and inform students about the importance of staying healthy both mentally and physically. This marathon is dedicated to all my teachers that have inspired me throughout my educational career and is also dedicated to veterans that have fought and given their lives to allow us to continue educating the future of this society.