Alfonso and I were roommates in Doubleday during our first year at Deerfield and we instantly became best friends. We had very similar interests and perspectives of the world that helped us forge a strong bond at DA. After graduating, despite going to different colleges and living in different corners of the globe once we started our professional careers, we have remained very close. We have strolled through the streets of Madrid and Sevilla, gone to the Grand Prix race in Montreal, enjoyed the infamous prohibition punch at the original Campbell Apartment in Grand Central, and most recently I visited him in London. While we were only roommates for one year, our passion to explore different countries, shared intellectual curiosity, and eagerness to discover any city’s new rooftops have strengthened our friendship since our days of glory.