Newman University alumnus Felipe Trigos ’09 returned to Newman University for a visit on Sept. 3 as a featured speaker in the History Program’s Distinguished Alumni Series.
A history major who went on to earn his master’s degree in Latin American Studies at Georgetown University, Trigos now works for Vision Americas, LLC in Washington D.C., as a research analyst. He has published policy papers for the American Enterprise Institute. Trigos has also served as a political commentator for Grupo Radio Formula’s “Formula Confidencial.”
His work at Vision America includes research, analysis and assistance for major business development projects across North, Central and South America. He evaluates risk and strategies for clients. He also monitors, analyzes and writes articles regarding political, economic, social, security, and terrorism issues within Latin America.
Trigos took the time to meet with current history majors and honor students over a lunch sponsored by the NU Alumni Association. He entertained questions from current undergraduates about preparing for graduate school and how to use the skills and training of the history major for success beyond Newman University in both graduate school and in shaping U.S. political and economic policy.