“I think that type of experience where you can conduct real, top-notch research with some of the best professors, post-doctoral students and graduate students in the world is something that’s quite unique to MIT,” senior Camilo Ruiz says. Photo: Casey Atkins
By Catherine Curro Caruso
Camilo Ruiz was only four when his parents moved from Colombia to the United States, and though he doesn’t remember the move, his bicultural upbringing and his close ties to Colombia have shaped how he views his role in the world.
“I’m a very impact-driven person,” explains Ruiz, a senior biological engineering major. “Over my life, I seek to contribute to society in a way that scales across people and across time.”