Hello! My name is Julián, and I am first semester Master’s student at Columbia University, currently living in New York City for the first time. I am studying electrical engineering, and just completed my bachelor’s in the same area at the University of Southern California, fight on! I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and completed most of my elementary and middle school grades there, and completed high school in Syracuse, NY. I love traveling and seeing the world from all sorts of different perspectives. Some of those perspectives I have already lived, from living in homes where home gardening brought homie flavors to our daily meals, to working in companies were maximizing profits is key. From a STEM perspective I think we can do better by working more sustainably and with nature, and from an ideals perspective, I think we should do everything to protect the amazing diversity this planet has.