My name is Alfredo Ramos, I am from Joyabaj, Quiche, Guatemala and I am a student at the Potter’s House High School…
I was born in an indigenous community located in a small village in South West Guatemala. I only graduated from elementary school due to my parents financial. I started working in the farms when I was about twelve years old in order to help my family and my younger siblings because both of my parents were unable to work due to their disabilities. My mom died when I was seven and my two siblings who were only seven years and three days old at that time. As life became much more difficult for my family to afford the most basic needs, I decided to immigrate to the United States at the age of fourteen. Of course, it wasn’t easy for me leaving my family behind but I had no other choices. In my town, there was no jobs, the opportunity to continue my education as I have dreamed of since when I was a kid. However, this was the most difficult choice I have ever made in my life. Not many people make it to their destinations for various reasons, reasons that no parent wanted to hear. I arrived in the US after two weeks, then, I lived in three shelters for about one year. When I arrived, I didn’t speak Spanish or English, I only spoke my native language which it made very challengeable for me to communicate with people around me. I was placed in foster care after one year in the US. I started high school with no English and my education level was extremely low compared to the rest of my classmates. So, the first year was quite hard for me just to keep up with the rest of my classmates. And now, I am finishing my senior year and getting ready for college and beyond.
My academic interest are: computer science, software engineering, physics, biomedical engineering or medicine.
“For with God nothing will be impossible”(Luke 1:37)