My name is Hugo Vallecillo, and I am exchange student for the academic year 2022-2023 at UC Berkeley who was born in Valladolid, Spain. I am a full-time student in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, where I am completing a Dual Degree in Political Science and Law.
Since I became aware of the problems surrounding my community, I have been really interested in learning about socioeconomic inequalities and the difficulties that the most vulnerable face when accessing the political system.
In the future, I would love to focus my career on academic research, as I genuinely believe that studying areas such as the trends and shifts in public opinion is essential for providing policymakers with the tools necessary to work towards the demands of the public.
This summer, I hope to expand my knowledge on the issues that I am more passionate about by working in a professional environment that will give me the opportunity to learn from those professionals who have devoted their time to public service for many years now.