Amador Olvera is a business administration student at the University of Detroit Mercy. Amador was born and raised in Mexico and at the age of six, migrated to the US to find new opportunities with his family. He vividly remembers the difficulty of attending school knowing only a few English phrases. The initial difficulty of the language barrier and adjusting to life in the US encouraged Amador to push himself hard on a daily basis. As Amador matured, he became more fluent and with this, he began to see the opportunities and rewards that a great education could bring to him. His hard work paid off, Amador attended Cass Technical High School and graduated as one of six valedictorians.
Now, Amador calls attending U of D “one of the best choices I have made in my life.” He especially likes the small class sizes and the one-on-one student-professor interaction this allows.
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