Marcos Borjas

Marcos Borjas

Scholar since
2015

Scholarship received
Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Education

Virginia Tech

Hometown
Cocoa, FL

My full name is Marcos Alberto Borjas Jiménez. I was born in Mexico City but lived in a small town located in San Luis Potosi. I permanently moved to the United States when I was 12 and did not know any English when I began middle school. During high school, drawing became a hobby which eventually lead me to choose architecture as the career that I want to follow. I graduated as the valedictorian of my class, and with hard work I got into Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture. During my first day of classes at Virginia Tech, I observed the work of the upperclassmen. I am really eager to work in several projects like the ones I saw.