Joey Tufo is the Fall 2022 Puerto Rico Research Hub Intern for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives. He is a senior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Economics with minors in Diplomacy, Spanish, and History. Joseph is a Guest Service Supervisor for the Student Union and former Student Government Comptroller. His research interests include proxy warfare against adversarial regional superpowers, governments of Latin America and the Caribbean, and the inner workings of geopolitical maneuvering by countries holding significant influence. Upon graduation, he plans on furthering his education by obtaining a master’s degree in International Relations and International Business. A Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Farsi student, Tufo aspires to travel to the countries that converse in these languages with the hopes of further expanding his language skills. Tufo is also passionate about exploring many other countries to deepen his knowledge of their culture and customs.
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