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GW Chronicle of the Yawp

The official student newspaper of GWUOHS

GW Chronicle of the Yawp

The official student newspaper of GWUOHS

GW Chronicle of the Yawp

Education: The Seed of Success

Music, entrepreneurship, and programming were three passions that defined the childhood of GWUOHS student Felipe V. 

After experiencing the wounding loss of his grandmother during a young age, Felipe found an outlet of comfort and solace in music.

“Utilizing it as a coping mechanism allowed me to navigate grief, express emotions, and find moments of comfort,” he shared.

Additionally, this newfound outlet demonstrated to Felipe the versatility and potential of music. 

“This personal experience not only deepened my appreciation for the transformative nature of music but also became a pivotal factor in the growth of my passion for the art,” he reflected. “The therapeutic role that music played during this period contributed significantly to my understanding of its profound impact on individuals.”

At the same time, Felipe’s love for computers drew him to the world of programming. Channeling this interest into action, he studied various coding languages including HTML, JavaScript, Python, and C++. He believes that both “formal education” and “hands-on experiences” are integral to the “lifelong journey” of education.

Finally, Felipe’s strong passion for business and entrepreneurship impelled him to start his own online businesses, including stores for baby products and merchandise, at a young age. 

“My interest in entrepreneurship led me to operate multiple e-commerce stores, laying the foundation for my later ventures.”

He further developed his skills at multiple reputed companies, including Google and Amazon Web Services, which, Felipe observed, “shap[ed] [his] entrepreneurial journey.”

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