Michael Ruiz

Michael Ruiz Michael Ruiz
Senior

Michael seeks out adventure wherever he can — from the quiet estuary near Stony Brook’s West Meadow Beach to the canals of Venice and the Great Wall of China. When he heard of an opportunity to go to Africa, he dusted off his passport and asked, “Where do I sign up?”
He went to Kenya hoping to test his mettle in the world’s last frontier, and to get good journalism done in the process. While there, he enjoyed the time spent baking in the sun, dodging camel spiders, waiting for electrolyte tablets to dissolve and swimming in the mud-brown Lake Turkana.
This is Michael’s second Journalism Without Walls trip.