Goncalves, ValdyBIO: Valduvino, or Valdy is a recent graduate of Northeastern University. After college, he landed a job at New Mission High School as a Guidance Assistant where he works with students on college access and well as on the socio-emotional issues that students generally face in high school. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston where he is studying school counseling combining his theoretical work with his actual practice at New Mission High School. He plans to work as a guidance counselor for a few years and eventually become a high school principal or go into higher education.


High School: John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science

College: Northeastern University

Graduation Year:

Job: New Mission High School, Boston Public Schools: Guidance Assistant

Bottom Line Memory: Working there as an intern and experiencing Bottom Line as a staff member & speaking at the Bottom Line graduation!

If I could send a care package, I’d fill it with:

Why I stay involved with Bottom Line: Bottom Line was a critical component of my college process and the reason I went to Northeastern was because of their help with scholarships

People would be surprised to learn that I used to: Work at Target for 4 years!

The BEST part of being a college graduate is: Making full time money!

The HARDEST part about being a college graduate is: Adjusting to a work schedule while still trying to balance graduate school. Not sleeping as much as I did in college; no daily naps!



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