My name is Fausto Barros. I was born in Cuenca, Ecuador. In 1998, I moved to the New York and currently live in the Bronx. I love technology in general but my interest is focused on telecommunications. I love sports such as soccer, tennis, running, swimming, biking. I like to read history books because I feel the necessity and the desire to know about the past to understand the present, and sometimes I do freelance photography.
My biggest desire is to graduate from college to inspire my children so they can be the best they can be. One day I want to make enough money so that my father who is one of my mentors and example in life can stop working and enjoy life while he is still healthy.
I attended and graduate from Washington Irving High School. Then, I went to Borough Manhattan Community College for one semester and transferred to Bronx Community College from where I obtained my Associates Degree in Telecommunication Engineering Technology. This is my third semester attending New York City College of Technology in hopes of achieving a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications.
Over the summer my family and I took a couple of trips to visit my uncle who lives in Pennsylvania, also went to work as usual, and took a summer session calculus class. My plans for this semester are to work really hard and do very well in all my classes. I also want to get to know more people around campus, and try to be more involved with college matters in general.
_My favorite genre of literature is history and my favorite books are Anne Frank’s diary, and Nicholas and Alexandra.
_A strength I have is that I am very faithful to a book in which once I start reading it I have to finish it. A weakness I have is my poor vocabulary. Strengths as a writer could be that once I start writing, my ideas flow more easily. My weaknesses as a writer are: difficulty in organizing ideas as they flow out of my head, and finding the best introduction and conclusion.
_I like to read, but what I don’t like is not having enough time to do it. I don’t really like writing, but sometimes I find it relaxing to put some thoughts in paper.
_I have a descent amount of knowledge about technology, but not enough that is why I have to keep studying.
_I think that we are going to be working with fiction books and stories, and this will increase my vocabulary, and help me think more deeply why writers write what they write.