Christian Soenen is a second-year student at The University of Texas at Austin, where he is pursing majors in economics, government, and Plan II honors. His primary academic interests involve international security, public policy, and intelligence.
Christian is primarily interested in finding effective solutions to the expansive problems created by organized crime in Mexico and Central America. He has worked on various asylum cases with an Austin-based immigration attorney. He also spent his freshman year researching violent drug trafficking organizations and gangs in Baja California, other transnational criminal groups, as well as migration. More specifically, he closely studied how these violent groups interact with migrants traveling through Central America and Mexico to the United States.