Ivan Sanchez

Ivan Sanchez was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1972. He left the inner city in 1993, and earned an associate's degree in applied science from Virginia's ECPI College of Technology and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Phoenix. He currently holds a supervisory position with a major manufacturing organization in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and works as a youth advocate and motivational speaker in his spare time.

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Ivan Sanchez
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Some choose to dream hard, others wake up and work hard to make their dreams come true.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. First my mother for being strong enough to raise three kids in the Bronx alone… Next, President Obama for bringing an entire nation and world together. He does indeed represent change.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Just one… A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. No time for fiction… I only believe in realism… Pedro Albizu Campos!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Most likely my height, I’m a tiny little man at 5 feet 5, 5 feet 6 inches on a good day.

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