Posts Categorized: Alumni

LAS Alumna starts as News Reporter in Charlottesville

December 19, 2017

Desiree Montilla ’17 just started as a news reporter for CBS 19 News Charlottesville Newsplex in Charlottesville, Virgina. Desiree, who majored in broadcast journalism and minored in Latin American Studies, will be shooting, editing, and writing stories on issues facing the community in Charlottesville. While at UCF, Desiree was the recipient of the Latin American Studies U.S. Department of Education Award for the Spanish Heritage Program in Spain. She credits her mentor and Latin American... Read More

Alcir Santos Neto, BA 2015 – U.S. Army

June 22, 2015

“I really enjoyed the curriculum and the faculty was not only friendly, but also extremely knowledgeable. The program has prepared me to reach my career goal as a Foreign Area Officer of the U.S. Army. The capstone project also offered me an opportunity to research more in depth a topic that I found important. I'm joining the U.S. Army as a Specialist (E-4) working as a Health Care Specialist. After one year of Active Duty service, I will be sent to Officer Candidate School and become an Army... Read More

Juanita Duque, BA 2014 – Master’s program at UF

June 17, 2015

“The CAPSTONE requirement allowed me to conduct field research, thus providing me with the first-hand experience that has been crucial for my development in this field. Through its interdisciplinary approach, the program has incited my thirst for knowledge, helping me select an area on which to focus for a master’s thesis project that I will be carrying out at the University of... Read More

Justin Stonecypher, BA 2014 – Peace Corps

June 17, 2015

“This program has given us the opportunity to learn, grow, and become part of a bigger and more important Latin Community. What we have learned from the Latin American Studies Program has greatly increased our capacity to understand and serve Latin America, be it through joining the Peace Corps as a Medical Service Volunteer or through my life long goal of serving inter-American relations from within the United States... Read More

Aned Ladino, BA 2014 – Peace Corps

June 17, 2015

“The Latin American Program helped me discover many aspects of a region that I thought I knew. I am Colombian, yet I did know much about neighboring countries. Now, I have a solid background in history, politics, anthropology, literature and the culture of Latin America. The knowledge and understanding I acquired will help inform my service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador." After graduating from UCF, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in the Youth and Families... Read More