Victor has been working for 20 years in the MassBay Community College Admissions office and is a MassBay graduate. He struggled in high school, but succeeded in getting his diploma. He enrolled in MassBay and found it to be a very warm and welcoming place. A fellow student who worked in the Admissions and Registration offices suggested Victor apply for a work study job and he ended up working in Admissions until he received his associate degree in Liberal Arts. He then was asked to join full-time and has been in Admissions ever since. He loves his frontline work with students and being someone who listens to them about their difficult education decisions and their questioning what to do in life. He knows from experience it’s a big challenge and helps by pairing them with Admissions counselors who can help guide them in the right direction. He also assists undocumented students who are unsure about their ability to continue studying due to their status. A few years ago, when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, he assisted the young people who came to MassBay. Victor couldn’t communicate with or find his parents in Puerto Rico right after the hurricane, so met with MassBay President, David Podell, about traveling to find his parents. President Podell and the entire college were very supportive and began a disaster relief committee to help Puerto Rican hurricane victims. Victor was able to bring a donation check with him to help some of the families who lost everything and some helpful items like solar lamps and batteries. He was grateful that he was able to locate his parents. Victor is forever thankful for the MassBay community for being so good to him during that difficult time.