Enrique Vasquez, a character in "The Freshman" series, is a professor at Hartfeld and also a famous author. He made his first appearance in Book 1, Chapter 3.


Vasquez has slick black hair with some grey strands. His skin is tanned and his eyes are blue.


Professor Vasquez was stubborn. He never liked to admit when he was wrong. Considering he used his daughter Gabriela and Your Character for material for his books, it can be assumed Vasquez was not that brilliant of a storyteller, preferring to feed off the drama of his surroundings. However, beneath a complex of textbook narcissism, grandeur, no-nonsense behaviour, and an iron heart, is a man who deeply regrets the things he's done in life, most vocally becoming estranged from his daughter. His vulnerable side shows itself more towards the end of his life, and Vasquez is ultimately a better person for it by the time of his death.


Your Character

"He wasn't perfect, but he was a good person. He gave me a chance when I really needed it." - Your Character about Vasquez in Book 2, Chapter 15


"He cares about you, and as illogical as it seems, he just wanted to spare you the pain." - Your Character to James about Vasquez in Book 2, Chapter 13
James is Vasquez's mentee.


Gabriela is Vasquez's daughter. During her sophomore year, she had a very hard time and was looking for appreciation and support. But Vasquez just used her story as an inspiration for his book "Winter in July". Gabriela felt used and betrayed by her father because of this and stopped talking to him since then. After all these years, Vasquez feels very sorry about everything and wants to reconcile himself with his daughter. But Gabriela can't and won't hear his apologizes because she's scared he'll hurt her again. After she finds out about her father's cancer, Gabriela softens up and starts talking to him again. Two weeks later, when she gives birth to her son, he wants to make up to his daughter by handing the rights of "Winter in July" and the rights of her own story with them to her. Gabriela feels very happy about this. In his final days, she spends a lot of time with her father and their relationship improves.

Enrique Vasquez II (Rico)

Vasquez is Rico's grandfather. The author loves his grandson immensely and doesn't want to be taken away from him because of his cancer.


  • Of his work, "The Names of All Lost Things", "A Summer Without", "Winter in July" and "The Freshman" are mentioned in the series.
  • Vasquez makes a cameo appearance in LoveHacks, Book 1, Chapter 3.

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