My name is Romario Pessoa, but most people call me Mario. I am a Jamaican soccer player that got a soccer scholarship from USC Salkehatchie West Campus. It was a hard decision to come because all my immediate family is living in Jamaica. However, this opportunity could open many doors for my family and me. Though, being the youngest in my family, I had to learn how to adapt to the United States quickly. I struggled knowing I could not get on a bus and look for my family like when I was in Jamaica. As time went by, reality kicked in, and it became easier. When I finished my two years playing soccer at USC Salk, my coach was very impressed with my talents and leadership qualities on and off the soccer field, so he asked me to be his assistant, and we discussed the benefits. I decided to take the offer.
I started the Palmetto College program and decided to strive for a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. It was pointed out to me that I was qualified for Graduating with Leadership Distinction, so I chose the pathway – Global Learning. There are many goals that I have for the future, but the ones I have at the top are: Being true to myself, becoming an inspiration to others, and making myself, and my family proud. My e-portfolio will illustrate knowledge learned within the classroom and emulated outside of the classroom. It contains evidence of my knowledge shown in the classroom and beyond the classroom within assignments and emails. There is also a leadership section where I create a possible solution to a problem that continues to affect my fellow international schoolmates.
I created this e-portfolio not only as an assignment but for the reader to learn from my key insights. Please enjoy!