Stakeholder Spotlight: Gustavo Carvajal Villalobos

The “Stakeholder Spotlight” is an occasional series of posts highlighting people who are helping to advance Learning Life’s work.  Our latest post in this series features Gustavo Carvajal Villalobos, who has served with Learning as both an intern then as a family diplomat trainee.  For ways you can become a Learning Life stakeholder, click here

What is your current occupation?

I am a Program Manager for the School of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts.

Please tell us more about you and your family.

I come from the beautiful land of Costa Rica. I love life and do my best to support those around me in reaching their goals. I am the youngest of three siblings and a proud uncle to four kids who remind me daily how important it is to work for the youth. I enjoy traveling, meeting new people, and outdoor activities. I consider myself friendly, charismatic, and respectful of everyone’s backgrounds and diversity. For the past few years, I have been working with young adults, doing my best to address different issues in constructive and sustainable ways.

Why did you get involved with Learning Life?

I decided to be part of Learning Life’s team because I’m passionate about global issues. Working with refugees in Africa, I had the opportunity to observe how violence has destroyed families in many African countries, so I became sensitive to this situation. Learning Life provided me with a platform to discuss, analyze, and increase my network with like-minded humanitarians. Family and friends supported my efforts to push Learning Life forward, to whom I’m deeply thankful.