Quintessential Kenyon: Student Life, Uncut

Raul Romero

Class of 2022
Major  —  International studies (development)
Hometown  —  Caracas, Venezuela

Words and pasión (sí, en español). A sophomore exploring the Hill and beyond. At Kenyon, coordinating Yakera — a fundraising platform for Venezuelans — planning events for international students at the Center for Global Engagement, always talking about politics and studying Chinese. As you read this, no matter the time or day, I am probably in Mod B. Getting ready for junior year in D.C. and China.

Yakera: Gratitude

By Raul Romero on September 15, 2020

Memories of my homeland are certainly an inspiration to work hard and try to help those who remain in the country as much as I can. While the crisis unfolded, friends at Kenyon would repeatedly ask me what they could do to help.

A Summer Ahead

By Raul Romero on June 3, 2020

In Professor Van Holde’s class, “The Expansion of International Society,”  I was surprised to read that a man I had questioned in Congress was the writer and subject of two course books we had to discuss. I recalled my experience right away, but decided to keep an open mind.

Writing My Own Tales

By Raul Romero on April 11, 2019

A Medio Camino has become an outlet for Spanish-speaking students to connect with stories from a different perspective in a time when there is a growing Latin American population both at Kenyon and in the U.S.

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