Hi there! I’m Peter from San Jose, CA: born, raised, and lived since. Currently, I’m a student at De Anza College and Foothill College, where I hope to pursue mechanical engineering and anthropology at a four-year university once I transfer with the goal of being trained in how to study people and getting the technical knowledge essential to any engineer. With that, I’d like to combine those two skill sets to help people by better identifying the need and being able to develop something (either physical or policy) to answer that need in my professional life later on. That’s also why I joined Elevate. I admire the program’s sustainable and circular model. It “hits two birds with one stone” by financially supporting current college students with their education while giving back to the local community by tutoring students from under-served areas. That goes on to equip these students to succeed academically, which will allow them to avoid or get out of poverty, while building relationships between tutors, tutees, and the local schools/communities. BRILLIANT, right? That’s why I like Elevate, and I hope to do something like this too in my professional career.