Astrid Gonzalez

A sophomore attending the North American University in the fall, Astrid is majoring in biology and minoring in business and boasts a 3.89 GPA. Astrid interns at Harmony where she helps with finance and in the front office. She dreams of doing cancer research.
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About the Campaign

  • Biology major and business minor at the University of Houston; 3.89 GPA
  • Works in the finance and front offices of Harmony to help pay for her brother’s college tuition, rather than her own.
  • Wants to pursue biological research in search for a cure for cancer because her grandmother died of cancer before Astrid met her.
  • She will pay your support forward as a community public servant.

A sophomore attending North American University in the fall, Astrid is majoring in biology and minoring in business. She boasts a 3.89 GPA. Astrid also interns at Harmony where she helps with finance and in the front office.

The Strength of Family

Astrid’s family may not have a lot but they are selfless and love each other deeply. Astrid’s dad escaped war in El Salvador and was unable to receive an education but is very proud of his children. Astrid is the sister who loves and gives deeply–much of what she earns in her work goes to pay her brother’s tuition at Texas A&M.

Power of a Degree

As you can already tell, Astrid is ambitious and hard working. She believes in the power of a diploma and understands her limited options without one:
“A degree is not just a fancy piece of paper or a title. It symbolizes persistence, endurance, dedication, hard work and passion. All these qualities create a criterion that all successful people in whatever field possess. Self-motivation and a need for improvement are traits that separate those who make the cut from those who stay where they are.”

Paying It Forward

After college she wants to pursue biological research in search for a cure for cancer because the grandmother who she never met died from this terrible disease.

Astrid plans to help the community as a public servant. “As a daughter of immigrants, I have been part of the community as a minority and am well aware of the issues that tend to be ignored. As a biologist working towards advancements in medicine, I know that the pain and suffering of people can be reduced.”

In closing, Astrid notes, “A little money goes a long way, especially when it comes to an education. When you are supporting me you are not just supporting me individually, you are making an investment in the future as a whole.”

Read Astrid’s blog on her dreams, realities, and commitment to her family. 

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