It is necessary to break down self-imposed barriers to venture into new experiences such as living in another country,said Oscar Rodríguez Espindola, a graduate of the Faculty of Engineering from the Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEMex) and the Aston Crisis Management Supply Chain Management Center located in Birmingham in the United Kingdom.
Rodríguez Espindola, accompanied by Pavel Albores Barajas, Director of the Center for Crisis Management in Aston, confirmed that during his master’s studies at the Maximum House of Studies in Mexico, he was part of a disaster assessment project in Mexico, where after interviews in Villahermosa and Angangueo he was interested in issues related to the management of Disasters.
“While working in the Genoma Lab, I came up with the idea to do a PhD and I went to Aston University in the UK, where I was very interested in crisis management and research on this topic,” he explained.
Currently, he works with operations research, in particular multi-objective optimization and design optimization models that can be used by organizations or governments in the event of a natural disaster or crisis to reduce losses in the humanitarian chain.
“What I do is look at natural disasters and how we can minimize their impact to prepare the different organizations and our response systems and how we can respond in a way that minimizes the loss of life,” he added.
Rodríguez Espíndola advised the student body to look at advanced studies as an alternative to a bachelor’s degree, as they could expand their possibilities for professional development.
In this sense, he noted that the Mexican students have a great preparation, it is just a matter of finding their way, motivating them and the effort that goes into preparing them, as well as being creative, unlike the students from the United Kingdom, who do not need to get out of this box to achieve what they want.
Finally, he invites students to take an interest in Masters and PhD studies offered by Aston University in the UK, as it is a great opportunity to develop as a professional and apply the skills learned in UAEMex.
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