Diego Valera Ruiz

Diego Valera


Mexico City, Mexico




I was born in Mexico City and moved to Portland when I was fifteen, and I definitely didn’t like the weather. I became really interested in education, and am currently studying Classics in Lewis and Clark—hoping to become a teacher as I stumble and crash my way to graduation. I love ancient history and literature, and strive to know the context behind a narrative often used by demagogues. I am an unapologetic nerd, loving fantasy, science fiction, and videogames. The activity I love the most—and excel at sucking at—is fencing, which has become my favorite way to relax after a long day. 


Fencing, Capoeira, SAAB Tutor