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Yasser Aponte

International Affairs and Religious Studies, BA
Security and Resilience Studies, MS (Fall 2021)

Yasser Aponte was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Boston as a young child. After taking a gap year, he became a 2016 Foundation Year scholar and enrolled at Northeastern, where he is now an international affairs and religious studies double major. Yasser wears multiple hats, pursuing a variety of jobs and projects while working towards his degree. Ultimately, he aims to give back to his community by creating opportunities for others to thrive.

Northeastern student Yasser Aponte works at The Food Project to help deliver fresh food to local communities in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Yasser’s Path

“I am very grateful; I am very blessed to have had the opportunity to take my academic and research and apply them to the real world. It makes me feel like an advocate for knowledge, for education, it makes me feel humble.”

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