alumni UBC Around the World: Latin America & the Caribbean

UBC’s global alumni network is over 370,000 strong, with alumni living in 150 countries worldwide. As our world has become increasingly digital over the past year, alumni UBC has identified new ways to bring our global alumni community together virtually. One example of this is the global event series alumni UBC Around the World, which launched in June 2021, with a focus on helping alumni meet fellow grads in their region, learn more about UBC’s global footprint, and stay connected to UBC no matter where they may be.

In August, we offered an event for UBC alumni living in Latin America & the Caribbean. The program began with a short In Conversation segment featuring Chile-based host Fernando Murillo (PhD’18) and Costa Rica-based multimedia freelance journalist Alexander Villegas (MJ’17). During this interview, Alexander spoke about what led him to pursue journalism, how his experiences at UBC positively impacted his career path, and some of the exciting projects currently on his plate (at least the ones he’s allowed to talk about!).

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Fernando Murillo, PhD’18, Chile alumni UBC Global Alumni Ambassador for Chile

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Alexander Ramiro Villegas, MJ’17, Costa Rica Freelance Multimedia Journalist

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Recorded August 24, 2021.