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Jason Torres, Engineer and Virtual Volunteer, Builds Bridges to College

Virtual Destination College Team

At ScholarMatch, we make college possible for underserved youth.

Jason is a New Jersey native who currently resides in San Francisco as a Mechanical Engineer

Hi Jason! Where did you go to college and can you tell us a little bit about your experience there?

What was your favorite thing about college?

Jason with classmates at Rutgers University working on launching a tiny rocket (L), and with his mother at his college graduation (R)

Can you describe your experience mentoring your virtual student?

What was it like working on college applications and personal statement essays?

Jason recounting his experience mentoring his high school student to Cristian, the Senior Program Coordinator of our Virtual program

You’re returning for your second year as a volunteer in the 2018–2019 academic year — any piece of advice for new volunteers joining our Virtual Destination College program?

Do you have a fun fact or a special hobby, talent or skill that you want to share about yourself?

Shortly after this interview, we received news that Jason’s virtual student will be attending Villanova University in the fall. Go Wildcats!

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