USF was Xiomara Montes Gil’s top choice for college. She wanted to stay near her family in Orlando and enjoy USF’s diverse student community. Born in Lima, Peru, Montes Gil is focused on becoming the first in her family to graduate college and work in finance. Since high school, Montes Gil has worked hard to pave a path for herself – earning high grades and taking advantage of new opportunities, such as joining the Florida Business Leaders of America, the Hispanic Student Association, the school band and soccer team.
“Being super involved and to excel in everything you do was something that my parents taught me from very early on,” Montes Gil said.
As a freshman, Montes Gil was awarded USF’s Green and Gold Scholarship and the Bright Futures Scholarship and is completing a double major in finance and business analytics and information systems in the Muma College of Business. In 2021, she completed the JP Morgan Global Finance Internship program in New York City and was offered a full-time position there, which she’ll begin following commencement this spring.
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