Former track standout and SEAS alum, Pablo Espitia, embarked on a big adventure – traveling across the Atlantic to bike through Europe and Asia, raising money to support FIU students and their pursuit of education.
Espitia always had a passion for travel and adventure, and decided to take this trip not only as a personal journey, but for a much bigger cause. After graduating, Espitia noticed that many of his colleagues were putting education aside due to financial reasons or others having to take out student loans. He wanted to help make a difference.
After contacting FIU Alumni Association, Espitia decided to use his trip to start a fundraising campaign to be able to create scholarships and new opportunities for students. As a student athlete, Espitia was fortunate enough to be granted an athletic scholarship and other academic scholarships during his four years at FIU, but that is not the case for everyone.
His goal is to raise $50,000 through his gofundme page to be able to create two scholarships for students. Follow his journey through his Instagram page @pabloespitia and #mileswithpablo.
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