I am the son of undocumented immigrant parents, who came to this country so I could be born on U.S. soil and be an American Citizen. I am a survivor of a deadly hurricane as a child and many other death-defying moments along the way. I’ve suffered physical abuse, sexual abuse, poverty, racism, emotional trauma, and despair until I was driven to the brink of suicide. But faith in God ultimately led me along the path to achieving the American dream. Today, as an independent contractor, I am a Lead Engineer for the National Aeronautics Space Agency (NASA). My life is my proof that no matter what a person is going through, others have gone through it too and were able to overcome it. Therefore, so can they, and in the end realize their manifest destiny as I did; for with God, all things are possible.