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Alberto Puertas

Academic and Career Advisor

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What was your major exploration path?

My major was Sociology Teaching with a double minor in International Relations and Spanish Teaching. I am a true blue BYU cougar alumnus.

What jobs and careers have you had since college?

MTC Teacher, High School Teacher, International Advising Specialist, Academic/Career Advisor, Student Development Instructor.

I have participated in non-profit and humanitarian organizations in positions of leadership: National Career Development Association (NCDA), Eagle-Condor Humanitarian, Operation Underground Railroad, Bountiful Children’s Foundation, Teens Act, Centro Hispano, BYU Hispanic Management Society.

What are your areas of specialty when it comes to advising? 

I am a generalist. I take joy in advising students from all areas.

What are some of your hobbies and interests? 

Good cuisine, Reading (historical fiction), Career Constructionism, Documentaries on Nature, Motivational and inspiring biographies.

Are you involved with any groups or organizations on campus?

I am the faculty advisor for the BYU Andean Student Association