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Leonardo Focil

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Schwarzman Scholar, 2021

BSBA Finance, Economics and Legal Studies '17

While at Drexel, Leonardo triple majored in finance, economics, and legal studies, graduating magna cum laude. He was an Ecuadorian recipient of the first class of Drexel Global Scholars, a full tuition scholarship for international students that Drexel believes would be global leaders in the future. After graduating from Drexel, as an international student Leonardo was allowed to work in the United States for 1 year under his OPT (optional practice training), which he did at BlackRock. After his OPT ended, BlackRock paid to sponsor his work visa, however he was not selected in the H1-B visa lottery process. Upon his return to Ecuador he worked at Produbanco. Then, he was hired to work as an Ecuadorian diplomat for the Commercial office of ProEcuador in New York, where he is currently employed. Leonardo is looking forward to the next step in his life path as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China where he will pursue a Master's degree in Global Affairs. He is eager to be part of this amazing program as a Drexel alum, where he will learn and exchange ideas with leaders and students from around the world.

Last updated: December 2020