Edgardo Valdes Gonzalez

  • Senior, Economics major

It is an absolute honor to join Phi Beta Kappa. As a Latino, I have found a place at UWM due to the amazing work of the Roberto Hernandez Center. Through my experience as a student-athlete in a diverse community that fosters mutual respect and tolerance, and accepts cultural differences, I have been able to obtain the critical thinking skills needed to succeed and pursue a major in Economics and a minor in International Studies. Having been born and raised in Puerto Rico, my goal in life is to use my education and my experience at UWM to serve as a bridge between the Hispanic community and society’s systemic barriers to reduce the gap in opportunities and achieve equal treatment and social justice.