Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Rico moved to Canada in 2009 to attend Queen's. Sharing a passion for Queen’s with his younger brother Max, Rico was lucky to have witnessed the Gaels win the Vanier Cup in his first year. He recently completed a BAH in Applied Economics and Global Development Studies, lived in five different residences, worked as a Don, and loved to get involved.
A recipient of the Tricolour Award and the QUAA Outstanding Student Award, Rico has served as a University Senator, President of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society, President of the Queen’s Student Alumni Association, and Chairman of the AMS Board of Directors. Rico was also elected as Permanent Year President for the Artsci Class of 2013.
With an entrepreneurial spirit, Rico founded and hosted a weekly radio show at CFRC called “If the North Were the South”. In 2013 he similarly co-founded GCC Labs Ltd., a startup that came out of the Queen’s Summer Innovation Initiative. He also served as the first Coordinator of the Queen’s University 175th Anniversary. Rico currently resides in Toronto and works as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid Denver Broncos fan.