Diego Valera Ruiz

Diego Valera


Mexico City, Mexico




I was born in Mexico City and moved to Portland when I was fifteen. I am currently studying Classics, aiming to pursue a career in education someday. I love history, fantasy (both medieval and sci-fi), and watching - probably too many - silly cat videos. If I am not crashing and burning through my classes, you will find me doing adrenaline-inducing activities such as doing wordle, cross-word, or if - I am feeling especially daring - one minute chess games. The activity I particularly enjoy doing, but excel at sucking at, is fencing, which has become my favorite way to relax after a long day. 


Fencing, SAAB Tutor, NSPM Mentor, GEM Mentor, Community Dialogue Facilitator, Capoeira