Eyner roman lopez
University: Colorado College
Major: Mathematical Economics
Biography: My experience attending a small public school with very limited resources in the outskirts of Lima has hitherto strengthened my curiosity to learn about educational systems and study economic development. My academic career was initially boosted in 2010, when I was admitted into the first public boarding school in the country for high-performing students (Colegio Mayor Secundario Presidente del Perú – COAR Lima). Meeting other young people from unprivileged backgrounds from every region of Peru not only broadened the understanding of my own country but defined my professional path.
My interest in international education eventually led me to access a scholarship at UWC South East Asia in Singapore. The school helped me participate in/lead programs such as The Hague International MUN (in the Netherlands), Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership (in Canada), and Lihuk Panaghiusa Inc. (in the Philippines).
I am now studying Mathematical Economics with a minor in Dance at Colorado College in the US. Even though my interests have spanned different fields over the last years, they have all been connected by my desire to construct an informed vision of what a city should be like. Over the last summers, I engaged in an architecture internship at DLPS Arquitectos to learn about housing and city planning, I worked for the Peruvian Ministry of Education at their Scholarships and Loans Program, and I am now interning for the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC.
I feel fortunate that my experiences have made me understand the importance of visiting places, meeting diverse people, and being a team-worker in order to achieve a more connected world.