Growing Up Latino with Uziel Gomez
Uziel is a first-generation college graduate. He was born and raised in San Fernando, California, where his parents migrated after leaving their native country, Mexico. Uziel’s dad is a construction worker, and his mom is a homemaker. Growing up in a low-income household, Uziel explored careers where he could serve as a resource to empower his family and community.
Uziel graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning. He’s currently completing a Financial Planning Residency at a fee-only RIA firm. Uziel is passionate about helping people navigate their financial journeys to help them reach their goals. Uziel also volunteers in the BLX internship program to promote diversity and inclusion. The BLX internship program helps place aspiring Black and Latinx financial planners with meaningful internships in fee-only RIA firms.
In this episode Luis and Uziel discuss:
- How Uziel is working to have a direct impact on his community
- Pursuing your passion and creating your own opportunities
- Building wealth through educating the Latino community on the importance of finances
- Uziel’s advice for those who want to become a Financial Planner