School: UNC Greensboro

Hometown: Siler City

Roots: Guatemala, El Salvador

David Gonzalez Hernandez

David Gonzalez Hernandez is 18 years old and from Siler City, NC. He is the son of immigrants from Guatemala and El Salvador and a first-generation college student enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as an education major. With hard work and dedication, he believes you can achieve anything that you set your mind to including college. Regardless of life circumstances, he knows you can still attend. Through his participation in El Vinculo Hispano’s Youth Group: Orgullo Latinx Pride, he has learned what being a leader and advocate for the Latinx people is and hopes to continue to empower Latinx students like him. David knows that he is headed into a journey of success. The road is going to be tough, but he feels equipped to handle any situation that comes his way because of his belief in himself.