Meet Derrick, a 19 year old from a big family in the Bronx. He currently goes to Stony Brook University and studies applied mathematics and statistics. Derrick has set his sights on becoming an actuary. He has always been interested in math but was uncertain about his career path. After doing some research he was attracted to the financial prospects and freedom of working in actuarial sciences. Derrick is also interested in joining the Air Force and serving as an reserve officer. Derrick is currently interning at Macy’s; a job he got through Ladders for Leaders. Ladders for Leaders is an nonprofit program that offers diverse internships for promising high school and college students.