IEW Profile: Pablo Ortega

International Education Week (IEW) celebrates the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are part of a joint initiative to promote programs that prepare Americans for the global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences. This IEW profile is part of a series during International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022.

Q: What is your name? 

Pablo Ortega

Q: Where are you from?


Q: What is your program? 

Political Science

Q: What is your school or department? 

School of Politics and Global Studies

Q: Who is your faculty chair or mentor? 

Reed Wood

Q: As an international student can you indicate what type of funding you received from ASU’s Graduate College? 

Graduate College Completion Fellowship

Q: How has this Graduate College funding impacted your studies, research and experience here at ASU?

The Graduate College Completion Fellowship has been a catalyst that has facilitated and fostered productivity in my research. During the last year, I have prepared four of seven chapters of my dissertation in a timely manner. The fellowship has also been a recovery period - giving me time to invest in academic activities that are critical to my professional training, such as participation in scientific conferences. 

I participated in the Latin American Peace Science Society conference, and two chapters of my dissertation were accepted for the American Political Science Association conference in Canada. These conferences are strategic events to build my network in the job market and create opportunities for research collaboration.

Q: When are you expected to graduate?

May 2022