After spending a year in IES Abroad's Academics Department as a Program Associate, Hernando Sevilla-Garcia now works to increase the participation of underrepresented students in study abroad as a Diversity Relations Manager. During his undergraduate career, he studied at the University of Pennsylvania and then completed a B.A. in History and Political Science with minors in Portuguese and Interdisciplinary Latina/o Studies at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. While an undergrad, he studied abroad in five different countries: short-term, faculty-led programs in Costa Rica, Cuba, and China, as well as spending a semester each in Spain and Brazil. A recipient of the Gates Millennium and QuestBridge scholarships, Hernando is currently a graduate student as a candidate for a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration and Policy Program within Northwestern’s School of Education and Social Policy.
Read below to find out a bit more about Hernando:
What is your favorite place you've traveled and why?
Cuba because not only did I study abroad there, one of my classmates from that trip ended up getting married there a few years later.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Attend concerts, watch documentaries, and wine tasting.
Tell us one thing people probably don't know about you.
In high school, I was the the West Suburban Conference Champion in the 100 yard Freestyle with a time of 49.56 and also swam for a club part of USA Swimming: Elmhurst Swim Team.
Rio de Janeiro's legendary stadium: Maracanã