Giancarlo Hernandez, MiCUP Participant
I’m the first person in my family to go to college. I was raised in Los Angeles and moved to Grand Rapids when I was young. My parents are from Zacatecas, Mexico. They always told me I have more opportunities here in America than they had. They want me and my siblings to have a better life than they do. And I want to repay them for their sacrifice. I’m not just doing it for myself, I’m doing it for them, too.
Harsh Malu, first-year mechanical engineering major
I knew Michigan Tech was in a remote location. I thought being here could help me find peace. I love it here. I get to meet new people every day. Getting outside of India helps prepare me to be a better global citizen.