Guest: Marino Duran
Age: 27 years old
Location: Ann Arbor, Mi
Bio: Marino Durán was born in a poor town in the Dominican Republic. When he was 5-years old, he immigrated to the United States — not knowing a word of English. Yet, currently, Marino works as an engineer for General Motors, one of the world’s largest corporations. It’s a top job and Marino, who graduated in May (2016) with a computer engineering degree, can hardly believe his good fortune: He is blessed now with the promise of professional success. But coming from such a poor background, his path to academic and professional success was strewn at every step with obstacles that threatened to overwhelm him. Yet he overcame all those obstacles by doing what came naturally to him: working hard and never accepting defeat. Article here: https://news.njit.edu/njit-grad-has-top-job-general-motors/
The world needs more:
1. People living their passion & inspiring others to do the same
Wow factor: My perspective on life and my ability to see things as they should be rather than as they are. What most see as an inconvenience I see as a privileged and I’ve come ahead time and time again because I am willing to do what others aren’t.
Favorite color: Blue