Lucia Lopez de Aragon
Current Employer/Organisation Name
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
Since I left Exeter (2018) I spent a year attending different courses, such as European Union Course in Escuela Diplomática de Madrid and Portuguese classes. I also did an internship in Women for Africa Foundation in Madrid. I applied for an internship in Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, that I completed last December. Now, still working in FAO, I got promoted as Junior Fishery Consultant.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I chose this career because I do feel passionate about the work and projects in international organizations. I feel happy I got accepted to do my internship in FAO and that I got the chance of having a contract here now. What I love the most is the international environment, not only in the office, but in the projects approach. I love how different projects can be linked to others and there is this feel of solidarity to make a change. Everybody here is ready to help.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
I was part of Erasmus society and Catholic Society.
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
I loved the international environment, which was so different from the university I was coming from. And the politics and international relations programme.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
For the politics programme.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Communication and analytical skills.