Ivan Sanchez

Ivan Sanchez was born in the Bronx, New York City, in 1972. He left the inner city in 1993, and earned an associate's degree in applied science from Virginia's ECPI College of Technology and a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Phoenix. He currently holds a supervisory position with a major manufacturing organization in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and works as a youth advocate and motivational speaker in his spare time.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Some choose to dream hard, others wake up and work hard to make their dreams come true.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. No time for fiction… I only believe in realism… Pedro Albizu Campos!

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

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I don’t believe there is such a thing as perfect happiness. If you are truly a compassionate person you will always feel sadness in your heart for those less fortunate, those who suffer on a daily basis and those who are close to you who haven’t found their way in life or seen their dreams manifest themselves. However, I try my best to stay humble and live life in a way that ensures I don’t inflict pain on those I come into contact with on a daily basis. Living righteous brings me moments of happiness.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. That my heart allows me to be equally compassionate about a perfect stranger and a best friend. The downside is that people often mistake kindness for weakness.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Most likely my height, I’m a tiny little man at 5 feet 5, 5 feet 6 inches on a good day.

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