Splash Biography



MARCOS BARRIOS, Yale Junior - Ethics, Politics, and Economics




Major: EP&E

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! My name is Marcos Barrios and I am a Yale junior from Orlando, Florida. I have been teaching Sprout/Splash for several years, and my classes have included Musical Conducting, 270 to Win, and How to Run a Political Campaign.

I am studying EP&E, which is Ethics, Politics, and Economics, so I love discussing the political word and philosophical thought! I'm also a musician, playing Piano, Oboe, and Trumpet. I look forward to meeting you and exploring some unique topics!



Past Classes

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C4421: Fundamentals of Conservatism in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
Liberal? Progressive? Centrist? Libertarian? Everyone is invited for this special course on the fundamentals of conservatism as a set of ideals and worldview. This class is for you if you want to break away from whatever political bubble you're apart of and learn what, why, and how conservatives think and believe. We'll talk about how faith, reason, work, and morality all shape conservative thought, play games that explore conservative principles and American elections, and explore modern day issues from traditional perspectives. Hope to see you soon!


E4422: In the Beginning in Sprout Fall 2021 (Oct. 02 - 16, 2021)
Have you ever wondered how a carpenter from Nazareth from 2,000 years ago managed to change the entire world as we know it? Did you know that every story of the Bible, from Adam and Eve, to Noah, Moses, David, and everything in between points to one person? One message? Have you ever thought about how the Old and New Testaments perfectly come together to form one clear story arc, connecting all of human history? This class explores Christian Typology, or the "Where's Waldo?" of the Bible. We will explore how the Bible tells the story of humanity, from beginning to end, centered around one person, Jesus Christ. We will explore the images, symbols, metaphors, and connections the Old Testament paints that point to the coming Messiah. This class is for you if A) you're interested in Christianity and want to get a big picture view of what it's about, what is the Gospel, and how the Bible comes together to present this claim. or B) You're a Christian looking to learn more about your faith, explore some amazing connections you probably never thought about, and fall in love with the Bible once again. I'm excited to see you there!


A4423: In the Beginning in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 13, 2021)
Have you ever wondered how a carpenter from Nazareth from 2,000 years ago managed to change the entire world as we know it? Did you know that every story of the Bible, from Adam and Eve, to Noah, Moses, David, and everything in between points to one person? One message? Have you ever thought about how the Old and New Testaments perfectly come together to form one clear story arc, connecting all of human history? This class explores Christian Typology, or the "Where's Waldo?" of the Bible. We will explore how the Bible tells the story of humanity, from beginning to end, centered around one person, Jesus Christ. We will explore the images, symbols, metaphors, and connections the Old Testament paints that point to the coming Messiah. This class is for you if A) you're interested in Christianity and want to get a big picture view of what it's about, what is the Gospel, and how the Bible comes together to present this claim. or B) You're a Christian looking to learn more about your faith, explore some amazing connections you probably never thought about, and fall in love with the Bible once again. I'm excited to see you there!


A4424: Fundamentals of Conservatism in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 13, 2021)
Liberal? Progressive? Centrist? Libertarian? Everyone is invited for this special course on the fundamentals of conservatism as a set of ideals and worldview. This class is for you if you want to break away from whatever political bubble you're apart of and learn what, why, and how conservatives think and believe. We'll talk about how faith, reason, work, and morality all shape conservative thought, play games that explore conservative principles and American elections, and explore modern day issues from traditional perspectives. Hope to see you soon!


X4358: How to Run a Political Campaign in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 24, 2021)
As as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a high profile congressional race in a swing state this election cycle, I have learned about the ins and outs of campaigning. This class will look at the major parts of a campaign, including fundraising, volunteers, research, communications, and social media. Come and learn a little of the behind the scene life as a campaign staffer!


A4359: 270 to Win! : The Electoral College in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 24, 2021)
This will be an interactive overview of the Electoral College, the system in which we select our President! We will be discussing how it works, why the founders chose it, and the arguments for and against it in modern times. To do this, we will be playing "270", a Presidential Election simulator game that is great for teaching about the Electoral college and campaigning in general! With the 2020 election around the corner, come find out how we REALLY pick the President!


A4305: 270 to Win! : The Electoral College in Splash Fall 2020 (Nov. 14, 2020)
This will be an interactive overview of the Electoral College, the system in which we select our President! We will be discussing how it works, why the founders chose it, and the arguments for and against it in modern times. To do this, we will be playing "270", a Presidential Election simulator game that is great for teaching about the Electoral college and campaigning in general! With the 2020 election around the corner, come find out how we REALLY pick the President!


X4306: How to Run a Political Campaign in Splash Fall 2020 (Nov. 14, 2020)
As as a Deputy Campaign Manager for a high profile congressional race in a swing state this election cycle, I have learned about the ins and outs of campaigning. This class will look at the major parts of a campaign, including fundraising, volunteers, research, communications, and social media. Come and learn a little of the behind the scene life as a campaign staffer!


H4206: 270 to Win! : The Electoral College in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
This will be an interactive overview of the Electoral College, the system in which we select our President! We will be discussing how it works, why the founders chose it, and the arguments for and against it in modern times. To do this, we will be playing "270", a Presidential Election simulator game that is great for teaching about the Electoral college and campaigning in general! With the 2020 election around the corner, come find out how we REALLY pick the President!


A4207: Musical Conducting - A Superpower! in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Are you a musician? Are you interested in band, chorus, or orchestra? Do you want to learn how to conduct different musical styles and time signatures? This class is for you! I'm an experienced band conductor and this class will give you the basics of conducting technique (as well as some cool tricks to spice up your performance!). Come see why conducting is a superpower!


E4131: 270 to Win! : The Electoral College in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
This will be an interactive overview of the Electoral College, the system in which we select our President! We will be discussing how it works, why the founders chose it, and the arguments for and against it in modern times. To do this, we will be playing "270", a Presidential Election simulator game that is great for teaching about the Electoral college and campaigning in general! With the 2020 election around the corner, come find out how we REALLY pick the President!


E4132: Musical Conducting - A Superpower! in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
Are you a musician? Are you interested in band, chorus, or orchestra? Do you want to learn how to conduct different musical styles and time signatures? This class is for you! I'm an experienced band conductor and this class will give you the basics of conducting technique (as well as some cool tricks to spice up your performance!). Come see why conducting is a superpower!


A3968: Musical Conducting - A Superpower! in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Are you a musician? Are you interested in band, chorus, or orchestra? Do you want to learn how to conduct different musical styles and time signatures? This class is for you! I'm an experienced band conductor and this class will give you the basics of conducting technique (as well as some cool tricks to spice up your performance!). Come see why conducting is a superpower!


E3808: Musical Conducting - A Superpower! in Sprout Fall 2019 (Sep. 28 - Oct. 12, 2019)
Are you a musician? Are you interested in band, chorus, or orchestra? Do you want to learn how to conduct different musical styles and time signatures? This class is for you! I'm an experienced band conductor and this class will give you the basics of conducting technique (as well as some cool tricks to spice up your performance!). Come see why conducting is a superpower!