ARIUS RUIZ is an Education Assistant with a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.A. in Studio Art from Florida State University. After receiving his undergraduate, Arius lived in Madrid, Spain where he played basketball semi-professionally and completed his Master's in International Business from Instituto de Empresa. Following school, Arius worked in business technology in Silicon Valley, leading initiatives for future technologies such as autonomous driving, computer vision, virtual reality, and augmented reality. Outside of his insatiable passion for competition and learning, Arius' interests also include playing drums, strategy games, comic books, drawing, and neuroscience. Arius joined Northwest Academy in 2022.