Isaac de Castro

Panama City, Panama

Students at AAP come from so many different places, but the diversity within the college is not limited to geographic location. I have been also been able to admire and learn from each student's various talents and strengths.

Why did you choose Cornell and AAP?

I chose Cornell AAP because it has so much to offer, including its amazing facilities and faculty. What especially stood out to me was the quality of students that I would be working alongside. Students at AAP come from so many different places, but the diversity within the college is not limited to geographic location. I have been also been able to admire and learn from each student's various talents and strengths.

What are your extracurricular interests and how have you incorporated them into your college life?

I take part in a few organizations within AAP, including AAP Ambassadors and AIAS (American Institute of Architecture Students). I also work as a graphic design intern at Cornell Hillel, which has allowed me to combine my passion for design with involvement in Jewish life at Cornell.

What do you hope to accomplish during your time at AAP and after graduation?

After graduation, I hope to work at an architecture firm, perhaps in New York City. Although I study architecture, I hope to be able to expand my scope and learn about other design fields in my remaining years of college. I may pursue work in other fields as well.