Patricio O'Dwyer
Admissions Counselor
podwyer@ifsa-butler.org
Start Date
September 2009
Interest
Literature • Cooking • Traveling • Pets
“I've been working with IFSA since 1995 and it amazes me that each day I share with our students I learn something new from them. Their growth in intercultural understanding and each step they take into their future is a growing experience for myself.”
Education
Patricio is a certified clinical psychologist working at public hospitals, and with people in a vulnerable socioeconomic situation. He studied comparative literature after realizing that just reading was not enough for him.
Travel Experience
Patricio lived in Columbia for three years after finishing high school and he’s an avid traveler. He has already visited 25 countries and, in the last few years, he fell in love with Asia (nine countries visited so far, most of them twice). This February, he visited India, Bhutan, and Myanmar for the first time and he’s willing to repeat the three destinations.
Did You Know?
Patricio is a fan of crime novels, especially those from Scandinavian countries and Mexico.
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