Jimmy Alphonce

Hometown: Originally from Democratic Republic of Congo
(DRC) and moved to the United States in
June 2010 under the refugee resettlement
program. Became a US-citizen in January of
2016. Current Hometown: Alvarado, Texas.

Major: International Political Economy
Expected Graduation Date: December, 2017

UT Dallas Achievements & Activities

Member of UTD - African Student Union

Deciding on Majors

I chose IPE as a major because I am looking forward to become a United States Diplomat.

My EPPS Success

Studying and being vigilant about what is happening across the hemispheres.

Plans for the future

My plan is to hold a public office position either domestically or abroad on the behalf of the United States of America. My goal is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and fight for what is right for those who cannot fight for themselves.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

It is better to start what you can finish. People might start the race at the same time but, finish it at a different time. This race (I mean EPPS major) might be fast, short, and easy for you, just as it might be slow, difficult and long for others. However, whatever pace you take or category that you fall into, just finish the race. In geography we say “the future is a foreign country.” You don’t need to travel the world to become a citizen of the world, just be an EPPS major and you will be officially a citizen of the world.