Boris A. Abreu is a lifelong Georgia resident, having attended Lambert High School in Suwanee, Georgia, and later the University of Georgia. The son of two alumni from the University of Florida, he has endured no shortage of jokes and cracks during his time at UGA. He graduated cum laude from UGA in May of 2019, completing a B.A in International Affairs and a B.A. in Political Science, respectively, while also obtaining a minor in Spanish Language and Culture. For his achievements in political science and international affairs, he was inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honors society, and Sigma Iota Rho, the international affairs honor society, and was consistently named to the Dean’s List.
During Boris’ time at UGA he has been heavily involved with The Arch Conservative, a pragmatic journal of opinion that publishes commentary, online articles, magazines twice a semester, and hosts speaker events. He rose through the contributor ranks, eventually becoming Publishing Editor, a position he still currently holds, and is in charge of editing, logistics between the publishers, and general contributor coordination. Boris was also Fundraising Coordinator, and later President of The Backpack Project at UGA, a nonprofit that seeks to provide vital supplies, most notably backpacks of vital supplies, to ease the burden of homelessness, and help end the stigma around homelessness. He also had the chance to study abroad through SPIA’s Verona, Italy program in the summer of his senior year, spending six weeks traveling Europe and learning about the dynamics and complexities of European political systems and their histories with leading SPIA faculty like Dr. Charles S. Bullock and Dr. Jerry Legge. Through this program, he developed a vested interest in further exploring the geopolitical dynamics that shape global interactions.
Boris has spent the past few years working in Washington D.C., having spent time in the United States Congress; he spent one summer in the Senate, and two in the House of Representatives. He most recently returned from a post as Program Development Intern at the Alexander Hamilton Society, where he was able to get an in-depth view of nonprofit management and advocacy for a smart United States foreign policy through local campus chapters.
Boris enjoys traveling, having visited Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, and a number of other nations, and has gained a knowledge and love of the vast sea of cultures that span the globe. He is also fluent in Spanish, which enables him to communicate with his family in the Dominican Republic. He wishes to take this knowledge and understanding and advance a career in public policy and diplomacy in the Foreign Service or the United States Congress. Outside of the academic environment, Boris loves to spend time outdoors, often hiking and exploring the North Georgia mountains. When he is not there, he is spending time with his two dogs, Macie and Griff.
Boris’ research interests cover the areas of Latin America, the intersection of domestic political interaction and foreign policy development, and United States foreign policy when it comes to space exploration. He would like to study political movements in Latin America and how they coincide with American democracy promotion efforts, and how our efforts there have shaped our policy in other geopolitical contexts.