Anthony’s Story

“Born to a teenage single mother and raised in South Central, Los Angeles, I learned the value of education, hard-work, and sacrifice early in life. I am determined to expand my knowledge of the world, uncover its systemic inequalities, and discover solutions to ending the cycle of poverty. After volunteering in Bolivia, Argentina, Mali, and Bangladesh, I decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Development from UC Berkeley as an IDEAL Scholar and a Meritus Scholar to better understand the forces that create disenfranchised regions throughout the world.

I am an alumnus of Juma Ventures and have spent the last four years on its national Board of Directors. I have devoted the last two years volunteering with Minds Matter of San Francisco in the role of Mentor and Co-VP of Mentees. For the past three years I have worked as a paralegal drafting cases, managing corporate clients, and presenting reports for external clients. I am currently a Fellow with CORO Northern California.”