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85. Felipe Trucco (LGB 1979)

Posted By Alumni Office, lundi, 15 décembre 2014
Felipe Trucco1. How long did you spend at Ecolint?
From 1977 to 1979.

2. How did you come to attend Ecolint in the first place?
My father was transferred to Geneva as the Chilean Representative to the UN.

3. Which teacher had the biggest impact on you and how?
I can’t pick just one - there are two. Mr. Gras who challenged me to accept “intellectual baggage” as a life long lesson. Mr. Rowe who made history a lesson in overcoming mistakes. Both of these fine gentlemen I credit for my appreciation of education.

4. What was your favourite spot on campus and why?
The Senior Lawn. Great place to unwind, hangout and decompress between classes.

5. What was your favourite place in the wider region, and why?
The Alps and the lake. No explanation needed.

6. Describe your life today, where you live and what you do.
After Geneva we bounced around a bit with stints in New York, Brussels and Chile. I finished my undergrad degrees and earned an MBA in Brussels. Moved to Chile and worked for an investment bank for about a year. Relocated to New Jersey and married in ’89. After 22 moves, I have settled in NJ (about an hour from New York City) with my wife and three kids. I work for IBM.

7. What should be Ecolint's top priority as it approaches its 100th anniversary?
When I arrived at Ecolint I immediately sensed the Community of Inclusion. Everyone was from everywhere. This element of belonging and participation, I believe, needs to be maintained and nurtured. I’m proud to say, when asked “where are you from”,  that “I’m from everywhere”.

8. What "words of wisdom" would you pass on to today's Ecolint students?
Take advantage of every opportunity to experience your world. Absorb and appreciate your Ecolint education. It is unique and its impact will become clearly evident somewhere along your journey.

9. What has been the biggest impact of your Ecolint education on your life?
The ability to perceive from various points of view and creatively challenge assumptions.



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