Armando Marquez left Venezuela four years ago to pursue his education and to hone his leadership skills with the goal of stepping back into his home country to improve conditions there. He is on track to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics and Information Systems with a minor in finance. While here, he earned the USF Director’s Award and several mentions on the dean’s list, all while helping build technologies that change the ways students and campus leadership interact with data in USF IT and Innovative Education.
For Marquez, all this leads to home.
“I promised myself I would work as hard as [his parents] to become part of the prepared generation that will repair the country that was once the powerhouse of Latin America,” Marquez says.
He has embarked on a path towards leadership based on integrity and a desire to give back. Marquez is on the Muma College of Business’ Analytics Team and represented USF in the International Collegiate Programming Contest regionals. He was a founding vice president of internal affairs and chapter president of Phi Chi Theta, where he has harnessed the skills and developed the passions to help empower dozens of students in the Muma College of Business as they pursue their professional goals and build networks.
He currently participates in USF’s ExLabs Internship with Tech Data and serves as president of Data Science at USF, an organization that prepares students in the field that converges machine learning, statistics, and software development.