is a Rise Pennsylvania Fellow. They are currently a second-year student at Pitt. While their major is still undecided, they are focusing on writing courses and trying to find a field that fits them and their aspirations. One of Roberto’s other future goals is to be a model because he really loves putting together outfits and doing photoshoots. Besides that, he loves listening to music, weightlifting, and taking photographs. Roberto grew up in Linden, New Jersey which is right in the NY metropolitan area and a quick train ride to Manhattan. He chose to go out of state to Pittsburgh because he really wanted to take a step into adulthood without his parents holding his hand. He hopes that with Rise he can spread the idea of affordable education to those around him and possibly help someone in the future attend the school of their dreams.