“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 me and my siblings to work in the coffee fields with dedication and a lot of effort since our early years. Despite enjoying helping my family cultivate coffee, I decided to follow the educational path instead. Hence, I got an undergraduate degree in Peru and a Master’s Degree in the United States.