Jonah Espinoza

The Fulbright Queen's University Belfast Summer Institute

Jonah Espinoza was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently a rising sophomore at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Jonah is majoring in Politics & Law and Economics. Jonah is deeply interested in exploring how the intersection of economics, politics, and the rule of law shapes policies. As he aspires to enhance his leadership skills, he seeks to evaluate how effective leadership influences others to drive change.

Jonah is passionate about advancing educational equity. Through his various experiences and community stakeholder involvements, he is interested in supporting public education so that youth, especially those from marginalized and nontraditional backgrounds, have equitable access to opportunities. Jonah is excited to apply the skills and knowledge he learns from this Summer Institute to better serve his home community while acting as an advocate for quality public education for all students.

Jonah will be the first in his immediate family to study abroad for an extended period. He looks forward to exploring the unique cultural and historical contexts of Northern Ireland, as well as engaging with individuals of diverse backgrounds.