As a college graduate, my biggest impact in my community and family is being a presence, potentially a role model, to our marginalized youth. It is difficult to find Latinx role models that look like us to provide an extra sense of motivation and support to keep moving forward. I realized my dream of starting my own business – La Cheve Bakery & Brews in Napa – right when the pandemic hit in 2020. They were incredibly challenging circumstances but somehow I made it work. In college, I had a dream of opening a business and giving a scholarship to undocumented students. And I thought, oh that’s so far-fetched. But the day I figured out I could, I was crying. I’m taken aback by all of the support I get locally and I want to be able to give back. Just knowing that every dish that is prepared, every drink I serve is helping to provide students with a scholarship from La Cheve Bakery & Brews, that to me is the greatest impact I could ever provide to my community and my family.