Denzel Ryan Cruz

FACT ’19 – ’20, Denzel Ryan Cruz

Junior in Bio-Engineering


Do you have Ates/Kuyas or Adings, and how have those relationships changed your PSA experience? What do your AKAs mean to you?

My AKA family currently has 5 Adings, 4 Kuyas, and 3 Ates and I love them all. I have never had older siblings, but my Ates and Kuyas have given me invaluable advice and are always down to hang out and talk. I do have 2 younger sisters, but I can talk with my adings in a different matter with regards to their lives as college students. My AKAs are people I look up to, and I hope they can also look up to me. They motivate me to do better and make sure I’m satisfied in my life. I can’t express how much the AKA program is more than just a mentorship program. It’s your family that will stick with you even after you graduate and will always be there for you.

My AKAs are people I look up to, and I hope they can also look up to me. They motivate me to do better and make sure I’m satisfied in my life.

Denzel with his Adings.