Erick Cochea Machado

Borough of Manhattan Community College, C'19, Mathematics 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, C'21, Cognitive Science - Cognition and Computation


Big Dream: Born and raised in Ecuador, Erick immigrated to the United States to pursue higher education. Ultimately, Erick wants to help build the bridge for low-income households students into higher education through advocacy and technology. He intends to work in the higher education industry, and find the intersectionality between education and technology to expand access to higher education access to historically underrepresented communities.

Leadershpi Activities

  • Fellow, America Needs You
  • Semifinalist, Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
  • Scholar, Pipeline Opportunity for Inter-Collegiate Stem Education, BMCC-NYU
  • Member, RapLyfe/Rap Session Committee, Academic Achievement Program, NYU
  • Valedictorian, World Academy for Total Community Health High School
  • Volunteer/Member, Student Activities Leadership Team, BMCC
  • Volunteer, Hispanic Federation
  • Researcher, Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program, BMCC
  • Member, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society of Community Colleges
  • Treasurer, Talent Club, BMCC
  • College Coach, College Access: Research and Action
  • Intern, Summer Exposure Program Intern, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Recipient, NYC Council Merit Scholarship
  • Recipient, NYS Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Spanish Proficiency Award, New York Language Teachers/United Federation of Teachers
  • Mathematics Excellence Award, Math Teachers Committee (affiliated with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)/United Federation of Teachers
  • Academic Excellence Award Recipient, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
  • Student Achievement Award Recipient, Comptroller of the City of New York