Darwin Restrepo De La Cruz
KIPP NYC Public Schools
Darwin, a KIPP NYC College Prep alum, is heading to college at Yale University having taken several college-level courses. He attended the Wake Forest Summer Immersion program where he took a class in human thought processes and another psychology class at Borough of Manhattan Community College. He hopes to major in chemistry and pursue a career in the STEM field as a climate scientist or working to engineer new vaccines. He is also the president of the RALPHLUK fraternity at his high school, where he continues to uplift the school community through service programs. He helped to found the Gay Student Alliance at his high school when he saw a need for a safe space for LGBTQIA+ students to convene and discuss issues. His work ethic is unmatched as he navigated being a quarterback for the football team and several extracurricular activities throughout high school.