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Posted May 17, 2013

MARSLAC student is selected to speak at GSAS Convocation Ceremony

Among many MA students at GSAS, the School has invited MARSLAC student Roberto Santamaria (February, 2013) to speak and represent the MA candidates during the convocation on Sunday, May 19, 2013.  Mr. Santamaria is an active duty US Army Officer with over twelve years of military service.  He was born in Mexico and immigrated to the US at age of one.  After finishing high school in New Jersey, he attended West Point from 1997 to 2001 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Spanish with rigorous concentration in engineering and math courses.  Mr. Santamaria earned his MA degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Columbia in February of 2013.  He has served in positions ranging from combat operations to military diplomacy.  He is currently serving as a military advisor at the US Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia.  He is married and has two daughters, ages six and two. Congratulations, Rob!