Ovi Vásquez went from a farmboy raised in a poor village in the sugarcane fields of Central America, to being accepted to Harvard Business School Online. He is the author of six books including a #1 Bestselling book, a TEDx speaker, and an Univision On-air collaborator. Ovi has worked for global corporations like; Apple, Tesla, Salesforce, and Uber.
Ovi is a role model for first-generation college students. He educates and connects with students by sharing his story and insights on how they can succeed in school. Through social media, Ovi has helped thousands of students nationwide by sharing $1,000,000+ in scholarships for minority students. He emerges today as one of the most sought-after bilingual youth leadership speakers of our time.
"I learned to use a machete in the sugarcane fields at the age of eight, and continued working 'til I turned fourteen. When I moved to the U.S. in 2006 unaccompanied, my life changed forever. Soon after in 2009, my mom had to return home to care for my dying grandmother.
Left alone, with zero support, I did the only thing I could do —survive..." ~Ovi