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Yasser Aponte

International Affairs and Religious Studies, BA
Security and Resilience Studies, MS

Graduated in 2022

Yasser Aponte became a Foundation Year scholar and enrolled at Northeastern in 2016. Initially indecisive, his interest in traveling and experience exploring different religious texts in high school led him to a double major in International Affairs and Religious Studies. 

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.”

Ultimately, Yasser aims to give back to his community by creating opportunities for others to thrive.

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