Featured student: Gabriel Paredes

Gabriel Paredes
Name: Gabriel Paredes
School: St. John's University
Hometown: Atlixco, Mexico
Major: Cyber Security Systems
A 2022 graduate of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in Queens, New York, Gabriel will attend St. John's  University. He says he ultimately chose St. John's "for its amazing facilities and Cyber Security major."

At St. John's University, Gabriel  will major in Cyber Security Systems so that he can fulfill his plans to "gain my master's degree and get a career within cyber security."

We asked Gabriel: 

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
I'm excited to learn about my major and to explore the different opportunities this school may provide to me.

What advice would you share with soon-to-be high school seniors as they begin their senior year?
Take it easy! Keep up with your work, but don't stress yourself as this is the time for you to be preparing yourself for college and the next chapter of your life.

We know the past few years of your high school career have been different than what you imagined they would be; what is one positive thing that came out of the experience?
I learned more about what I wanted to do as my career and since there was so much free time available during the pandemic, I learned skills that may be useful for what I want to do in the future.

What is one fun fact about you?
I can sing!