Christopher Ruiz is a junior studying Communication & Publicity at Universidad Privada in San Pedro Sula and plans on continuing his education at the university by pursuing a second degree in English and well as studying Cinematography. Chris is from Cofradia, Honduras and graduated from BECA’s San Jeronimo Bilingual School in 2010. His experience at SJBS cultivated a passion for English learning so he chose to return to the BECA program this year as a teacher at Santa Monica, BECA’s second school location. Chris feels that his first-hand experience as a student in a BECA school will help him be able to guide the new generation of BECA students as he moves into the role of teacher. In the future, he hopes to continue working with nonprofit organizations that focus specifically on issues pertaining to children as well as organizations that focus on environmental issues. He is an advocate for bilingual education and plans to pursue this passion particularly through working in the community with BECA as the program continues to grow. Chris loves to play soccer with his friends every week and travel throughout Honduras to be exposed to all of the many experiences and places that his beautiful country has to offer. Once he has completed his Honduras-travel bucket list, he hopes to be able to visit every country in the world.