Meet the Class of 2022

Daniel Ruiz de la Concha

Friar Name:  Friar Top Chef, Foreign Addition! 
Puebla, Mexico
Majors: International Relations and Urban Studies

Activities & Honors:

  • Editor-in-Chief – Journal of International Relations, Interim Editor-In-Chief
  • 2-year President – Mex@Penn
  • Co-President – Amnesty@Penn
  • 2-year Teaching Assistant – LALS
  • Membership Vice-President – Wharton Latino
  • Urban Studies Hassenfeld Award (2021)
  • Penn IUR Fellow (2021)
  • Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society 
  • LALS Undergraduate Advisory Board – Co-Chair (2020-2021)
  • Penn Model OAS Program Coordinator (2020-2021)
  • PHINS, 2-year Coordinator, (2020-2021)
  • Wharton Undergraduate Hospitality and Travel Club, Corporate Chair (2020-2021)
  • Assembly of International Students, Membership Committee (2018-2020)

Hobbies:  Cooking, reading, traveling, biking, skiing, watching movies, and eating with friends
Favorite Books: Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, The Thief of Hopes by Francisco Martin Moreno, and Evidence for Hope by Kathryn Sikkink
Favorite Movies: Hercules, Argo, Scent of a Woman, Bombshell 
Favorite Food: Tacos, Pizza, Mac and Cheese, and Fried Rice
Favorite Quote: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Plans After Penn:  Going to grad school and joining the Mexican Foreign Service