Motivated by an unthinkable tragedy, Juan Pablo founded an organization to unify the youth of Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas to end the deadly violence south of the border. Through Objective Juarez, Juan Pablo motivated young people to take a stand, help improve the financial situation for the people of Juarez, and take pride in their Mexican roots. His service extended further – from founding a recycling club, to serving as a tutor, to working at a hospital. At school, Juan Pablo excelled in math and science, which will be useful as he plans to study chemical engineering in college. From El Paso, Texas, Juan Pablo will attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall.