Leo Gamez — BRIDGE Tutor

Color Group: Red

Tutor Subject(s): Calculus, Chemistry

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Nationality: U.S.A./Panama

Place of Birth: Oakland, CA

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Place in Family: Youngest

Favorite Color(s): Green

Favorite Season: Spring

Favorite Song: Tiburon by Proyecto Uno

Favorite Movie: Sorry to Bother You

Fun Fact: I play guitar

Best Bridge Memory: Watching the sun rise with my friends during our last week of BRIDGE

Reason for wanting to become a Tutor: BRIDGE, as an opportunity to get more prepared academically as well as building a community of people I know and trust, has been really critical for my success here at UConn both as an out-of-state student and a civil engineering student. Being able to pass on the mentorship I’ve experienced and contribute to the positive force that is the BRIDGE program is something that’s really fulfilling for me to do!

In my spare time I like to: Watch sports, play music, go places with my friends, dance, watch movies, and learn more about the world.


Future Aspiration(s): Academically, my goal at UConn is to gain the technical knowledge necessary to improve the infrastructure systems of my communities — in California and Panama and now here in the Northeast. I believe that increasing the fulfillment of people’s basic material needs is vital to the prosperity and progression of our communities and I am driven by a desire to do as much as I can to positively impact the greatest number of people possible, so applying my interests and skills to civil engineering was a pretty obvious path for me to take to fulfill these objectives. Personally, I also hope to design my own home someday and live somewhere I can grow fruit trees and raise a family.

Words I live by:

“there’s only so much oil in the ground” (from the song by Tower of Power)
“the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” (by Audre Lorde)
“the fight is long and tough, but together we can make it” (by José Carlos Mariátegui)