Ronak Shetty is a Freshman at Stanford University with a background in Iberian and Latin American studies, Spanish and Portuguese language and culture, education, technology, business strategy, marketing, politics, psychology, and public service. Ronak's experiences with his own non-profit ( combined with his publications and podcasts reflect his deep interest in world cultures, education, language, politics, and optimism for structural change. Furthermore, Ronak’s work experience at UC Berkeley Haas demonstrates his love and passion for teaching students to question the status quo and to innovate and create new solutions. At Stanford, Ronak continues to work with Aprendalo ESL and teaches Spanish and entrepreneurship at Curious Cardinals. Beyond this, Ronak engages in activities as a Freshman Service Liasion in collaboration with Habla ESL, the Queer Resource Center, and the CA World Language Project. He was also selected to be a part of the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students. His research focuses on Education, Iberian and Latin American cultures, and South Asian history with the Iberian peninsula.

Life Quote:

“Cuando una puerta se cierra, otra se abre.”
“When one door is closed, another is opened.”
-Miguel de Cervantes

Statement of self:

I’m a global citizen and a product of colonialism. Simply put, I’m a South Asian that loves studying connections and opening doors that investigate the various similarities between the languages and cultures of South Asia, the Iberian Peninsula, and Latin America.