Javier Fernandez CC’21

Javier, a Chicano male from Los Angeles, has immersed himself in community involvement projects since the age of 13. Aspiring to explore and make an impact at an international level, he would like to serve Rio de Janeiro’s Carioca community in order to gain insight to the issues affecting Latin American marginalized low-income neighborhoods and apply this knowledge when serving similar communities in Los Angeles and New York City. He hopes his study of the Portuguese language and exposure to the Carioca culture will cultivate the problem solving, communication and adaptability skills necessary to immerse himself in any English-speaking, Spanish-speaking or Portuguese-speaking region in the world, and hopes to serve and foster community in Latin American neighborhoods here and abroad.