Ruben is a very ambitious and outgoing person. He has gone through so many different challenges, yet he overcomes his obstacles with integrity. Ruben hopes to make a better future for himself and others. Until then, Ruben volunteers not only for his own community, but for the state of Texas as well.
Ruben is most proud of his work as a Teen Ambassador for Say What!, a Tobacco Prevention group that travels around Texas and speaks to youth regarding the harmful effects of tobacco. Ruben has always had an urge to improve, or gain leadership in, whatever he participates. Ruben was originally a member of Say What!, until he decided that he could do a lot more for not only himself but his peers as a Teen Ambassador.
Ruben is also Student Council President at his school. He really enjoys creating and hosting traditional student events and activities and is well-known for the strong school spirit he demonstrates. Ruben is also a proud member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and enjoys serving as the “Voice of the Student Body” as student adviser to the school district’s Superintendent.
Ruben is driven to make a positive change that will not only benefit himself, but also the people who surround him. He aspires to do this by becoming a medical professor at a renowned university. Ruben is passionate about public speaking, as he loves talking to large groups of people and is remarkably social. “In order for me to be able to help, others I need to make sure that I am able to help myself. In the meantime, I will begin to work on myself while helping others to the best of my ability,” says Ruben.