About Hugo

Major: Computer Aided Drafting Technology/Civil Engineering Technology with Spanish Minor

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT for three reasons—it provides the best access services for what I need, it offers the engineering program I want to pursue and there is a lot of diversity that I like.

Clubs/Activities: Latin American Deaf Club and Deaf Basketball Association. 

Hobbies/Interests: Playing video games, exercising at the gym, discussing all types of sports topics, socializing with diverse students, biking, studying Spanish and traveling. 

What I Like Best About RIT: I like that RIT is nationally ranked as a leader in higher education and that makes me proud to be a Tiger and puts a big smile on my face!

Favorite T.V. Show: I like "The Walking Dead," however, I am crazy about watching ESPN. 

Fun Fact About Me: I am a very loyal Los Angeles Lakers basketball fan!

Posts by Hugo

My Goal Has Finally Arrived!

Greeting from Massachusetts!

How have y’all been? I hope your summer treated y’all very well!

I am so thrilled to announce that I finally found a fall co-op! What is that? It is a cooperative education position. Here is the information, Get it?

How did I find a co-op? Last summer, I never gave up on searching for a a co-op on the site Finding a co-op was competitive because many students from other universities across the nation really desired to get a co-op opportunity, too! Many times I did send my resume and cover letter to different companies that related to my field of study. Some of them were interested in setting up interviews with me. My advice to you is to always practice your interview skills before you get ready to meet in person or talk on the phone through video relay service. And if you’re not offered a co-op after your interview, don’t give up on your goal! Keep searching!

Finally, my dream landed with a co-op in government work. I got hired to work with the Department of Transportation Highway Division in Worcester, Massachusetts. See the picture.

Gracias / Thank you!



Spring Season is on its Way to Rochester!

¡Hola a todos!

I was madly happy with a beautiful weather! At RIT, there was still remaining snow that will be gone soon. ¿Por qué? Spring is on its way to Rochester in a few weeks! However, in Rochester, signs of winter won’t be gone until the end of the April. ¿Qué? Yeah, I know it is not normal weather, but that is so Rochester! For all visitors or accepted RIT students-to-be, you will be fine and you will love Rochester.

In RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology, I have been doing great! My major, Civil Engineering Technology, is increasingly challenging for me. It made me analyze with extra times with different concepts of soils and structures. Everyday, I won’t give up my education until I finish my bachelor’s of science degree! Approximately 430 days left to go to graduation for me!

Have a wonderful week! Keep studying and working hard to be successful!

My Best Memories From Washington, D.C.!

Hey there!

I am gonna share with you all about my awesome experience in Washington, D.C. It was really, really, really fun and one of the best experiences in my life. First of all, I want to thank the NTID community, especially NTID President Gerry Buckley, for asking me to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Youth Summit. It was a huge opportunity for me to learn something new and to meet new people from around the country. During the summit we discussed different health issues and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). It was a long day!


The summit was held in a huge building named the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Guess what? I saw President Obama. The ASL interpreter said please shout out and cheer big for someone. I was puzzled until I saw someone entering the stage. It was President Obama!!! I saw him with my own eyes! It was the best memory in my entire life!


And guess what else? The next day I got a White House Tour. It was beautifully decorated with many Christmas decorations and different Christmas trees. The White House was built in 1792, so there were many historical and interesting things I saw on my tour.


This is a photo of me (far left) and another RIT/NTID student Lakeisha Brown (second from right) standing behind the White House with some students we met from another university.

I hope you enjoyed my best blog ever!




Clock Tower


Are you a movie freak? Maybe you are. I would like to share with you some information about my favorite 80s movie called Back to the Future. It was released in 1985. Every time I walk by this dorm on campus that has a clock tower on it, it always reminds me of the movie. Back to the Future is really a great movie! I highly recommend you watch it. After you watch the movie, you look at the clock tower photo, and it will remind you of this movie. 🙂 I don’t mind watching the movie over and over again! I love this movie so much. Now this fall semester is ALMOST over. Yah! I am thinking about watching this movie afterward! 😀

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Have a nice week!



Happy Friday!

Goooood afternoon, y’all!

I hope everything is well with you. The weather has been really odd this week. The temperature has changed so drastically from the beginning of the week. On Monday it was chilly, Tuesday it was mild, Wednesday it was really warm, Thursday is started getting cold abruptly, and finally today it was snowing a little bit in the morning. What crazy weather in Rochester! I hope it won’t get me sick. Whew! =D

My Laptop Crashed…No Problem

Hola a todos! (Hello all),

I hope you had as great of a week as I did. Guess what? I am so relieved to have my laptop back. Let me tell you a story about what happened with it.

A few days ago, Apple released a new operating system which is called OS X Mavericks. I was procrastinating to install it into my laptop. One day, I decided to install it, but I was very tired from school. I really wanted to take a nap for a while…I decided to put my laptop on the table, and let OS X Mavericks start to install. During the installation, I went to my lovely bed and fell asleep! My laptop went to sleep (black screen), too. Later, I abruptly woke up and checked it out. Unfortunately, the installation was all messed up because of the Wi-Fi. My laptop was supposed to keep awake, not go to sleep because the Wi-Fi would disconnect. I was so frustrated to reinstall over and over. It didn’t even work. Look at this picture.

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But I found the solution for my laptop. An office at RIT called Resnet. What is that? It stands for Residential Networking and is part of the campuswide Information Technology Services organization. They provide free networking support for RIT faculty, students and staff too! They completed the repair to my laptop. I was so happy because I needed it for doing homework assignments this weekend! See the picture.

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Have a great weekend! Peace out!


Oh, No, Hispanic Heritage Month is Coming to an End

Hola, everyone! I’m very excited to write here as this is my first blog!

This picture I posted below listed some of the events held from the Hispanic Heritage Month. These events were held by the Latin American Deaf Club (LADC). They were important to teach young diverse students how to gain their awareness about Latin American’s culture and celebrations.


Deaf Latina RIT/NTID alumna, Ana Sophia Siliezar, was an amazing presenter who shared with us (LADC members) about how to find an internship, how to network with employers, and how to be a professional Latino (or Latina) intern. The picture I posted below is her biography. Her presentation inspires me to work hard in school to be successful! Her words will help me find an internship for the future.


Hopefully, you learn something new from above!