“I’m more Peruvian than a potato.”
I was born in a small rural area in the north of Peru called El Progreso. I am the second youngest out of eight siblings, and I am really proud to mention that I was a coffee farmer like my close relatives. I probably got familiar with the coffee production since I was in my mother’s womb; my parents taught my siblings and me to work in the coffee fields with a lot of dedication since our early years. Despite enjoying helping my family cultivate coffee, I decided to follow the educational path instead. Hence, I earned an undergraduate degree in Peru and a master’s degree in the United States.