Student Ambassador Spotlight

  • Student Ambassador Spotlight: Erasmo Ruiz

     Smiling young man with words - Student Ambassador Spotlight Erasmo Ruiz

    Tell us a little bit about yourself.

    My name is Erasmo Ruiz.

    I’m from Guatemala.

    I’ve been in the United States for 3 years. 



    How long have you been a student at San Mateo Adult School?

    I’ve been taking ESL classes at this wonderful school for 2 years.


    What made you decide to participate in the Student Ambassador Program?

    I decided to participate in the Student Ambassador program for 2 reasons, first, I wanted to improve my English skills and gain more confidence to be able to speak in front of an audience. Second, because I love helping people. I know when people come to this country it’s hard if you don’t know the language. 


    What has been the highlight?

    The highlight has been meeting new students and working with them, helping with tests and giving students tours of the school ,showing them where the offices are and the classrooms. It has been my pleasure to be a volunteer at the San Mateo Adult School; this school has done many things for me. 


    What advice would you have for someone who is interested in becoming a Student Ambassador?

    If you’re interested in becoming a student Ambassador you should enroll into it now that you  feel scare about it, because I felt that way at first, but now I’ve gained more confidence and more knowledge, and you can do the same. I know you’ll enjoy it and you’ll learn many new things and meet new people.