My name is Ruben, and I am an international graduate student with critical and reflective skills framed by a deep social commitment. I am passionate about taking part in the construction of a better humankind while injustice and uselessness substantially upsets me. I live by my word, my family, and the world I live in. I hold a bachelorโ€™s degree in Economics, now I am pursuing an MBA and a PhD in Economics does not look distant; I aim for my learning process to never stop because I believe that there is always something to learn and actions to take.

At my previous workplace, I led negotiations with internal and external agents. I reached agreements regarding raw material and transportation suppliers. I took part in discussions with consultants, government agencies and auditing houses. Therefore, I always feel encouraged and open to having difficult conversations with external agencies.

If elected, I will advocate for current and future GSS projects that improve our quality of life by firmly acting and discussing the issues that affect individuals and groups of our graduate community. I will look after the interests of the students and of our society so that we can thrive and focus on our studies.

I understand the sacrifices that we as students have to do, and the difficulties we face every day. Having our best interests at heart and caring for our society makes me your candidate for the position of External Relations Director.