Federico Colin, Jr., credits his training and experience as a junior firefighter with changing how he approaches situations that confront him in life. He has learned how to handle stressful situations actively and analytically, rather than just sit back and hope for the best. Federico seeks out ways to use his experience to provide support, advice, and knowledge to help others. He serves as Bridgeport High School ASB President and volunteers as a translator during Bridgeport School District’s parent-teacher conferences. Managing a rigorous academic course load, Federico was named English Department Student of the Year and is a three-time award winner in the National Novel Writing Month. Federico will be a first-generation college student.