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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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My Life in 8 Words

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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. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. To be able to write full-time and work with the youth in the process. The written word is a powerful thing that can awaken minds and change the course of lives at the same time.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. That I’m human and that I still walk with a daily struggle to stay away from the street life. The mentality is so deeply rooted in who I am that sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m no longer that street hood.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Hurting my daughters Heaven and Starr during the separation of their mother and me.

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