Nicolás Velasco Pérez
Class of 2025, Duke Kunshan University
Political Economy Major
Nico is a sophomore at Duke Kunshan studying Political Economy with a concentration in Economics. Being born and raised in Colombia, Nico has witnessed how China is a major force in its country's international trade dynamics and has experienced it hands-on by starting local-scale businesses with Chinese imports in Colombia. He is deeply interested in the international relations between developing countries, China, and the United States; particularly in the economic and political realms. In his free time, Nico enjoys road biking, running, and spreading the word about Colombia's natural and cultural richness.