School: Bunker Hill Community College
Degree: General studies
Valter arrived at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) with a strong interest in sustainability and a passion for entrepreneurship. This business major and honors student became Co-President of the BHCC Sustainability Club and spearheaded a campaign called “Rethink the Way You Drink,” which resulted in the installation of a water hydration system at the College’s Charlestown Campus. The initiative was presented at two Boston area environmental conferences.
The first in his family to graduate from college, Valter now helps others as a BHCC student mentor. He also returns to East Boston High School each year to speak with students about how to avoid gang life and overcome educational barriers.