Latin American Politics
professor: William Barndt
What keeps you busy now: Leisure travel and work.
What is your dream
job: Become a business owner in Latin America
What books are currently on your nightstand: El engaño populista (Spanish Edition) by Axel Kaiser and Gloria Álvarez and The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Undermine Education by Diane Ravitch.
Best question to ask in an interview: How many days off do I get?
What do you miss most about Pitzer: I miss the Pitzer community and being in a space of like-mind social agents of change.
What is your most memorable Pitzer moment: Finessing. I networked my way into my current line of work. I met people during my time in Costa Rica and stayed in touch with them, which helped me get a job.
Top networking tip: Stay in touch with your network. After meeting with someone, follow up. After creating a relationship, stay in touch. It’s not about who you know, it’s about who knows you.
How did you get into your current line of work: Finessing. I networked my way into my current line of work. I met people during my time in Costa Rica and stayed in touch with helped me get a job. As I get ready to go back to Houston, TX, I also reached out to networks to secure my new job.
Favorite quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead
Submitted July 2018