NASEF Scholastic Mentor
My name is David Amaro Ruiz, an educator and student from México born and raised, my background comes from sports, from a young age I evolved from aspiring athlete to coach in different disciplines which gave me my first opportunity to learn and apply that knowledge to help others, discovering a passion of mine early on, as such graduated as an administrator and director of sport enterprises with the idea of promoting sports and the values that come from it as a career path. Unexpectedly, due to the ways life works, I found myself in the world of Esports, developing communities and learning about them and the potential that they show when it comes to sharing ideas and supporting each other, working with Anahuac Esports and NASEF fellows program I hope to learn as much as I can, and give back to the wonderful world of scholastic Esports.
What are your strengths and unique aspirations as a NASEF Scholastic Mentor?
One of the strenghts that has pushed me through loads of obstacles is my drive and tenacity to grow, get better and achieve or complete everything i start, im very disciplined and by the experinece i had last year im fairly organized and punctual; one of the things i enjoy the most is helping others and learning from others which i think is a good strenght to have im patient when it comes to other people and guiding them through hardships aswell as being lucky enough to be bilingual and with experiences on different socio-economic sectors this helping me develop emphaty. My unique aspiration is helping the development of the scholastic Esports community in México and LATAM not only as a part of my own organization but providing fellows with the resolve and resources to get themselves involved in the region through interaction between students and resources developed locally.
What do you hope to accomplish for your professional development by becoming a Scholastic Mentor?
In a similar way to the fellows program, as someone that works in México, the opportunity to learn from others in countries outside of LATAM is not common, and once you get it, you have the responsibility to take as much as you can from it and give back to not only the community but the region, if i have the chance to prepare myself with such amazing people around me i know i will be able to do so much more with it in the future; i have already learned so much but different perspectives and experiences are the main drive why im interested not only in supporting the scholastic Esports community but being a mentor and having that differenc perspective. It would boost my work exponentially since id be able to spread the knowledge and opportunities to others that may not be as lucky as i am to get directly involved and create something that may be able to give back to the international community being built.
What is your favorite game?
Super Smash Bros