Where Are They Now?
94% of Inversant students are able to reach their higher education goals. Fortunately, for some Inversant alums such as Cristian Lopez, the endeavor for higher education does not stop at college.
The son of Salvadorian immigrants, Cristian was part of the inaugural class of La Vida Scholars in 2010, where his parents attended Learning Circles with Inversant. After graduation, with the help of his parent’s college savings through Inversant and scholarships he received, Cristian attended Boston College where he majored in management with a focus in finance and accounting. Cristian the first in his family of five to graduate from high school, as well as college, and credits his success to both La Vida Scholars and Inversant.
“The knowledge that Inversant offered my parents was a huge help,” says Cristian. “Because of their involvement with the program, I was able to focus completely on college applications and figure out what school was best for me.”
Post-graduation from Boston College, Cristian spent several years as a Management Consultant with PwC and is now seeking an MBA at Columbia Business School where his experience with Inversant and La Vida have merged with his passion for social entrepreneurship. He explains his career interests have “pivoted,” as he seeks a career in management consulting with a focus in nonprofits like Inversant and La Vida, which he says, have shaped his life extensively. “I understand the benefits that programs like Inversant can provide, especially for someone from Lynn like me, who may not have otherwise been given those opportunities to further their education,” says Cristian.