- Sat 05 Nov05SatNov4th Annual Leadership Summit/Georgia Gwinnett CollegeNov 05, 2022, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PMGeorgia Gwinnett College, 1000 University Center Ln, Lawrenceville, GA 30043, USAThe theme of this year's conference centers around the perseverance, integrity, and adaptability of first-generation students and how when we RISE, we achieve more, learn more, and do more.
Augustine Jimenez was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Mexico, and is now a proud Atlanta resident. He is the son of Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of a better life, and in 2020 he graduated from Boston University as a Posse Scholar and a first-generation, low-income student. In 2019, he was selected as the Harry S. Truman Scholar from Georgia. Augustine currently works as a Program Associate at Achieve Atlanta, a higher education non-profit that also funded his college studies. He also serves in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Augustine hopes to pursue a career that gives back to the communities that have uplifted him.