From Art to Computer Programming

This episode of How I Made My Path is a special edition, bonus episode for Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world”. Today, November 30th, Students Rising Above is hosting an SRA Giving Tuesday fundraiser to support and empower college students with low-income and first-generation backgrounds. To learn more and donate for Giving Tuesday, head to

For this Giving Tuesday episode, we’re joined by Students Rising Above Rising Star, Robert Velasco, who has been featured for SRA’s Annual Giving Campaign including a letter describing his college experience so far. Robert is a third year student at Swarthmore college studying art and computer programming. In this episode we discuss the influence of Students Rising Above on Robert’s journey and the power and perseverance of first-generation college students. Learn how Robert goes from Art to Computer Programming, and how he made his path. Read Robert’s letter, here.