Hello, my name is Robert Amparo. I was born in Brooklyn, New York but live in Staten Island. I enjoy watching T.V., playing basketball, and reading. I attended St. Jospeh by-the-Sea high school in Staten Island and enjoyed it there. However, I also wanted to see something new, so I chose to go to Baruch.
Being the youngest of two boys in my family has had a significant impact on who I am today. My brother is five and a half years older than me and I have looked up to him my whole life. When I was younger, he was all I had and I wanted to do whatever he did. When he played basketball and ran track, he inspired me try as well. When it was time to decide which high school or college to attend, I ultimatley chose the one where he graduated. Although he is still my older brother and a great role model, I have started to make more decisions on my own. I feel that I am at the point in my life where I am coming in to my own and at times it can be difficult, but I know that I will never reach my full potential if I copy someone else. Only living my own life will satisfy me and make me happy. As I begin my college career in the same school and same honors program as my brother, I still hope to achieve at least as much success as he did. The only difference is that I want to achieve my own goals in my own way. I know that my first semester at Baruch is crucial and I am finding my transition into college smooth so far. I hope to get A’s in all my classes and make some new friends and connecitons along the way, especially in my Learning Community.