Get to Know Tariq Gaston

What brought you to the Pivot Program?

After reading on the website, the things that they can do to help me evolve as a person. That’s what really got me.

What keeps you motivated?

Besides me being so motivated, God, my family, and just my aspirations of being successful.

What’s your main goal for the future?

To create generational wealth for my family and myself, and just to change the stigma for people that have been incarcerated, and just the overall look at us.

What’s been the best part of Pivot so far?

Design thinking, by far. It has expanded my mind, just pushed me to think broader. The interactions with different people that I hadn’t met before, and I’m just starting to connect with them.

Who’s your favorite musician?

Number one for sure is J. Cole, but please don’t tell nobody I’m a Swifty.

What do you do for fun?

Rock climbing, skydiving, bowling. I just try to enjoy life, adventure, new things.