Danamé Lucas

"Do what you like to do, BUT be the best-and-never give up your dreams."

Hometown: Born and raised in Nicaragua, live in Garland, TX

Major: B.A. in International Political Economy

Expected Graduation Date: May 2019

Deciding on International Political Economy

I have an associate's degree in International Business and Trade. This helped tremendously when I worked for a company at the World Trade Center in Dallas. However, I soon realized that I did not quite understand the reasons for the complicated rules and regulations that businesses must comply when expanding to international markets. After learning about the IPE degree at UTD, I did not hesitate to enroll in the program.

My EPPS Success

I could have not chosen a better degree to complement my previous academic background and future professional goals. My classes within the International Political Economy major has helped me understand why some companies chose a particular country over others. I now have a better understanding of the impact of international trade agreements on import/export businesses, more clarity on the effects multinational corporations have on the economy and politics of the U.S. and foreign countries, as well as the impact on social issues like poverty and violence at home and abroad.

Plans for the Future

A life-long dream of mine has been to help women and children of impoverished areas in Nicaragua. Also, hope to travel around the world and try foods from every culture.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

I highly recommend Global Business Students to take IPE classes. I have truly enjoyed every professor and have walked away with more than facts. I have left my classes with a better understanding of international markets, economics, and politics. In all, I owe my academic success to the knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff. I have always felt I am provided with the support, encouragement, and guidance to succeed academically and professionally.

Other Interests

Cooking Latin American dishes.