Class of 2017-2018
St. Edward's University, 2017
Why I chose ESTEEM: I chose ESTEEM to learn how to use my technical background to create opportunities that I am passionate about and will make a positive impact in society.
My capstone thesis project and why I’m excited about it: I will be working with Inovateus Solar based in South Bend, Indiana. I am excited to be working with Inovateus Solar because I can positively contribute to the goals of the company of making a difference in the lives of energy consumers as well as creating a sustainable environment.
What I hope to do after ESTEEM: I hope to work in organizational consulting or for a smaller company in the energy or technology industry. Eventually, I hope to work on a project that focuses on improving the lives of people, especially individuals that might be marginalized in society.
What I like to do when I’m not working in Innovation Park: When I am not in the Greenhouse working I like to do yoga, ride my bike, and cheer on the best team in the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs.
Adds Valeria: "I am passionate about a lot of social issues including immigration, poverty, mental health, and gender equality."