Gus Arroyo was born in Mexico City and lived there for ten years before moving to Portland, Oregon, where he attended David Douglas High School. A four-year varsity track and cross-country runner, Gus served as captain of the cross-country team and received the cross-country Most Valuable Player Award for three years. Gus completed more than 100 hours of community service as a youth leader for Camp Fire Columbia, where he was asked to join the Board of Directors and acted as spokesperson for Camp Fire’s Xploregon, a project that takes teens across Oregon to conduct service-learning projects in rural communities. Gus was awarded the Terry Porter make it better Award by the Portland Trail Blazers as an athlete who performs above and beyond both in sports and the community.
Gus is now a senior pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports and Exercise Science (SPEX) and a minor in Biology. He is a lab technician at Seattle University’s Human Performance Lab that works with Seattle U’s men’s soccer team, women’s rowing, and other athletes in the community. Gus is also the Vice President of SPEX Club, which aims to create professional opportunities, promote service on campus and in the community, and form a supportive cohort for SPEX majors as well as other members excited about health, fitness, and sports. Gus is a member of the Seattle University Cross Country and Track teams. Last spring, he traveled to New Orleans to contribute to the ongoing reconstruction of this historic city, ten years after the aftermath Hurricane Katrina. He finds the most joy as part of the Sullivan Leadership Program in the open places it creates for Sullivan scholars to come together, reflect, and be in peace with one another twice a month.
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