“There is a true connection, a bond between students and professors.”

 Patrico Larriva

Patrico Larriva

Major: Global Development and Peace

State: Ecuador


Why I chose UB Global Development and Peace Program
I chose this program because of my career objectives to one-day work for either the government or a NGO.  I knew it would prepare me well for my future to help solve real world issues.

What I enjoy most about the program
I truly enjoy the cultural diversity and the respect that I see between students of varied backgrounds.  There is a true connection, a bond between students and professors.

On classroom experiences
I have experienced so much personal growth at many different levels thanks to the experiences that I have had in the classroom.

Plans for after graduation
I see myself working for the government back in my home country of Ecuador, or perhaps working for an international organization.

Education before UB
BA, Economics with minor in Business Management Administration, Southern Connecticut State University, Connecticut

Internship experience
Princess Sumaya University, Amman, Jordan

Current employment
University of Bridgeport, Graduate Assistant

Awards and/or major achievements
Pontificia Universidad Católica, Member of School Board, Ecuador
Model UN, Member of Delegation from University of Bridgeport, New York

Spanish, English