While Genesis and her siblings were born in the U.S., their parents immigrated from Honduras. A loved and respected leader among her peers, Genesis has been an active member in Take Stock in Children throughout her high school career and has successfully completed two summer sessions at the rigorous Morehouse College Math & Science Camp in Atlanta.
Genesis has also actively participated in Bound For College’s after school college readiness program for three years. During those years she encouraged her younger brother, Honan, to take advantage of the Bound For College middle school program offered at Village Academy and thanks to her support and encouragement, Honan has now completed all three years of the middle school program. Honan will enter the college readiness program this Fall as a freshman and straight A student.
While juggling her high school coursework, a part-time job at La Bamba restaurant in Delray Beach, and helping to care for her two younger brothers, Genesis has earned 28 college credits through her dual enrollment classes at Palm Beach State College.
Genesis graduated from Village Academy in 2020 and is the proud recipient of a Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program Scholarship which provides full funding for selected first generation college students. She is interested in studying both biology and computer science and will attend FAU in Fall 2020.