Christopher Lucas Estevez
Ipreo, Research Analyst and Quality Analyst. New York, NY 2012- 2013
Managed contacts and outreach with counter parties to meet the compliance needs of clients. Provided in-depth information about new compliance issues to clients and counter parties, via email and phone. Worked with a team to keep critical data current, for clients. Managed offshore team and developed new workflows to improve client outreach. Researched and analyzed SEC filings and pricing sheets for critical deal information.
New York City Council, Legislative Intern, New York, 2011-2012
Coordinate outreach to constituents and organize cultural and informational events. Met with community and government stakeholders on councilwoman’s behalf. Generate comprehensive reports on community issues and legislation. Research legislative and budget topics critical to the city and district affairs as well as letter writing in response to constituent letters and emails.
New York Legal Assistance Group, Paralegal Intern, New York, NY , 2011
Compiled case materials, legal research, scheduled appointments, and translated documents. Filed applications including relative petitions, VAWA, U-Visas, Employment Authorization, and review ETA9098 cases. Managed major grants, developed metrics, collect data and reported progress and success rates to city and state agencies
Perception of Agriculture
It has been my experience that policymakers and scientists have difficultly communicating with one another. Scientists are focused on the micro-level questions, while policymakers are focused on macro-level issues. The need to make scientific research relevant and impactful has motivated me to study subjects that involve both perspectives; macro-level economics and international relations as well as micro-environmental sciences.
Career Experiences broadened your employment opportunities
I am pursing my master’s degree in Environmental Science in order to expand my understanding of the science and the environment. I hope that my time at FIU will allow me to better the science behind formulate policy at both the national and local level.
Career and Research Aspirations
My career goals are to work in the formulation of policy as it relates to agriculture, the environment and economics. This requires an interdisciplinary understanding of the issues as well as an understanding of politics and policy making.
USDA Agency of interest: ERS, NRCS, FSA
Skills: Research-Legal Research- Spanish- Policy Analysis-Grant Writing- Microsoft Office-