Splash Biography

CARLOS DEL RIO OROPEZA, Visiting Student at Yale

Major: Global Affairs

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Carlos and I'm a visiting student from Mexico spending my junior year of college at Yale. In my home university, I pursue a B.A. in International Relations. I define myself as a passionate and bold individual interested in building a more peaceful, inclusive and just world.

I aspire to actively take part in the decision-making processes of governments and international organizations in order to positively impact Mexican society and others. This burning desire for helping others has led me to work in orphan houses, migrant’s shelters, public hospitals, and also to join the Doctors Without Borders’ team.

Past Classes

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H3957: Questions for life in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Socrates said: “The unexamined life is not worth living". We agree. Often, we live our lives in automatic mode, never questioning our actions or our existence. In this course, we hope to ask the questions that may bring more meaning to our lives. We’ll question commonly-held beliefs and offer different philosophical approaches in an attempt to answer these questions. As co-teachers of the class, we often disagree as to which approach is best. Our aim is not to impose our own truths, but rather to encourage you to think about your own. We aspire to liberate ourselves from our own mental prisons, to live with purpose and give sense to our existence. These are the questions that we consider have changed our lives and we hope they’ll change yours too.