Name: Ulf Thoene
Course: LLM 2008-09
City of residence: Bogota, Colombia
When were you at Warwick?
I did my LLM in Socio-Legal Studies and my PhD at Warwick Law School between 2008 and 2013. I have great memories of my time at Warwick mostly due to the university's academic excellence and the vibrant, international student community.
What's your job?
I'm an assistant professor of international business and socio-legal researcher at La Sabana University in Bogotá, Colombia. I did fieldwork in Colombia during my PhD and fell in love with the country. Colombia is an exciting place to live and work and full of opportunities.
Why did you decide to become an alumni ambassador?
Having gotten to know parts of the expat community in Bogotá over the past year and also some Warwick alumni from Colombia I found it's time to network and strengthen Warwick's footprint and visibility in Colombia. I'd like more Colombian graduates, universities and businesses to learn about Warwick.
What kind of events do you plan to run?
I'd like to organise regular meetings of Warwick alumni in Colombia and help use our knowledge and skills to attract students to the University of Warwick and to contribute to socio-economic development in Colombia.
Anything else you care to add?
It'd be great to hear from Warwick alumni that reside in or hail from Colombia.
Contact Ulf if you want to attend or suggest an event in Colombia or want to make contact with the alumni community there.