Jose Pumarejo (Puma)
Why I Chose Fuqua
My two reasons are: 1) Team Fuqua, and 2) Passion for the energy industry.
Team Fuqua was the main driver in my business school decision. It was an easy choice after I was able to meet so many Fuquans while applying. People are deeply engaged with their communities and they are trying to achieve the best results and create a better world, not just a better business.
Second, our passion for the energy industry and the many resources available at Fuqua made it an even easier choice. I ended up enrolling for an MPP/MBA dual degree. I am concentrating in energy finance and energy & environmental policy to develop a broader skillset and explore other areas for my future.
Five Restaurants You Won't Want to Miss in Durham
- Bali-Hai – simple but great
- Bleu Olive – great Mediterranean
- Cook-Out – a classic for after Shooters
- La Vaquita – great tacos and a lovely spot
- Maggiano’s – I know, it’s a chain restaurant, but their Durham lasagna is fabulous
My Life Before Fuqua
As a lawyer from ITAM, an economics powerhouse in Mexico, I started my career in M&A and Project Finance. With the enactment of the Mexican Energy Reform in 2013, I specialized in the energy industry and moved to a role as Senior Associate in an Energy & Infrastructure consulting firm in Mexico City.
My Life After Fuqua
I plan to stay within the energy and infrastructure industries focusing on large-scale deployment of renewable energy and building a more sustainable infrastructure for the next generation. I will use my diverse skillset and the business acumen, plus my experience in regulatory affairs, to accelerate the shift to clean energy and the electrification of things.
My Fuqua Activities
Co-President, Soccer Club
Admissions Liaison, Energy Club