Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations
Carlos was born & raised in the Rio Grande Valley, specifically in the town of Edinburg, Texas. Although he is a native Texan, Carlos has spent every summer and winter in Tuxpan, Veracruz, Mexico until ultimately becoming a dual citizen in 2018. Carlos received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2014 and is now currently obtaining a Master of Science in Genetics & Animal Breeding. As an undergraduate, Carlos stayed busy by playing and coaching for the Texas A&M Club Baseball Team for three years while maintaining a job in the Large Animal Veterinary Hospital and some other local ranches. Those four years built a great sense of leadership and necessary character that led him to realize his aspiration to become a Large Animal Veterinarian. Carlos’s ability to fluently speak English and Spanish has allowed him to work with farmers and ranchers from The Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Mexico, Colombia, and other countries in Latin America. Setting foot on foreign farmland & observing ground zero helped Carlos gage his desire to engage my focus on international production agriculture, especially taking into consideration the exponentially growing global population and surprising resource limitations in feeding more people. Carlos has learned that there is an unrealized potential to combat the world’s food security woes, but it would require a sense of global interdependency. That is why he chose to work for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.