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Christiam Morales

Christiam Morales plans on joining the ranks of Daniel Burnham or Santiago Calatrava, dazzling the world with his architecture skills. A math-lover looking to major in engineering, this resident of Bernal Heights has nothing but gratitude for his supportive parents, which you can read more about here.

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