William & Mary helped Horacio Carreño Karp discover that he wanted to pursue a career that had a distinct and direct impact on communities and issues that he found valuable. According to Horacio, the demands and needs of today should push us to fight for our passions and improve our environment. “To do this we need to start viewing education as not just a means to an end, but as a catalyst that allows us to endeavor to pursue our interests and passions,” he says. “A William & Mary education helps you to unlock, analyze and reflect in a way that enables you to make a difference.”
In his current role as Foundation Relations Coordinator at Faith in Action, Horacio can focus on supporting issues that are personally important to him. Faith in Action is dedicated to achieving racial and economic justice by organizing people of faith to transform unjust systems and policies. This work, based on engaging people in public life and supporting local leadership, is necessary, especially when working on critical issues like immigration reform, ending mass criminalization and supporting economic dignity efforts throughout the country.