Ricardo is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy with a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. He is a dual-citizen and lived most of his childhood in Mexico but now lives in El Paso, Texas. Ricardo owes his interest in research to his freshman proseminar professor, Dr. Abraham Newman, who opened his eyes to the competitive evolutionary biology that arises due to globalization. He hopes to develop his research on the financial incentives that illegal immigrants bring to the United States and how their economic influence drives the leveraging power between Mexico and the United States. The dynamic interconnectivity that both countries share in his border town’s economy inspires his research interest. Outside of MURF, Ricardo is the Director of Careers and Academics for Georgetown’s Aspiring Minority Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, a non-profit consultant for Innovo Consulting, an investor and stock analyst for Georgetown Collegiate Investors, and is part of the Georgetown Boxing Team.