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Meet our Fall 2023 International Intern!

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David Oliva
U.S. Commercial Service

About David

David Oliva is a senior majoring in political science from South Texas. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2024 and pursue a Master’s degree in International Affairs. While in higher education, he has been able to work in an array of fields that have sparked his interest in public policy and selfless service. During his time at his previous institution, St. Mary’s University, he took the opportunity to work on a campaign for Texas’s 24th Congressional District in the 2020 national election. He has also been privileged to have done research on the Uyghurs in Xinjiang, China, and the internment camps constructed by the CCP. While at Texas A&M, he has been able to be a member of the Wiley Lecture Series and bring in many professionals in their respective fields. From economists to speak on the effects that COVID-19 has left on the international market, to being able to host Former National Security Advisor John Bolton in the Fall of 2023. He’s been part of campaigns for the U.S. House in 2022 from Texas’s 34th to Texas’s 8th Congressional Districts. David has also presented research in the nation’s largest student-led research event at Texas A&M’s Student Research Week on the numerous human rights violations and genocides committed by the CCP against its ethnic minorities and the potential genocides from Eastern Europe to the Middle East. At the U.S. Commercial Service in London, he hopes to widen his knowledge of international trade between the UK and the U.S.