MUDEC sophmore Santiago Puente majors in International Studies and Political Science with minors in Chinese and Geography. Puente, born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico eventually moved to Detroit, Michgan where he attended high school.
1.Tell us a little bit about your position on the SFC.
I’m the SFC Student Co-Chair and my role is mostly to help organize with an event, really help with whatever is needed and whether it’s communications within MUDEC or outside of MUDEC. Also a little bit of representing both the SFC and the MUDEC student body to whatever group we work outside of MUDEC.
2. Why did you want to be Co-chairperson?
I really enjoy being involved with all of the events. I enjoy helping organize and really helping with whatever is needed. I also have a lot of fun meeting people outside of MUDEC and representing the student body being an ambassador to both Miami University and the John Dolibois European Center.
3. Why did you choose to study abroad with the MUDEC program?
I really wanted to learn about European politics and European economics or European Union economies. I thought that this program was that opportunity for me to learn that not just in the classroom, but also live in Europe and live within those, within the countries of the European union and travel around.
4. What are you most excited for as Co-chairperson?
I would say just organizing events with students outside of MUDEC. We had the LUNEX event last week and I really enjoyed that.
5. Can you tell us more about the Lunex event?
LUNEX is a local university here in Luxembourg and they organized what we called a mixer. They invited students from Miami, Sacred Heart Connecticut, that has nine students here in Luxembourg as well and the University of Luxembourg. The point of that was really just to get to know each other, get to know other students both local and international here in Luxembourg and network with them.
6. What is a fun fact that most people do not know about you?
I’ve seen Pitbull in concert three times. In Detroit, which is where I went to high school and twice in Shanghai, China.