Santiago Valencia G.
The alumnus who is a leader and promotes learning spaces.
Santiago Valencia González feels that his time at Gimnasio Moderno allowed him to exploit his strengths to be a leader and promote spaces for growth and learning. Thanks to his concerns, in the school campus, he consolidated his vocation for the issues of the country.
He remembers that the school left him fundamental teachings such as serving others and the importance of democratic values and participation. When he was a student, his classmates recognized him as a good mediator and a symbol of peace.
After graduating in 2001, Santiago entered the Universidad Sergio Arboleda. He studied Law and then he took a specialization in Administrative Law; afterwards, he took a master’s degree in Economic Analysis at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
He had the opportunity to work in the Mayor’s Office of Medellín, he has been a university professor, Representative to the Chamber; and today, he is a Senator. Santiago has been the youngest president that the First Constitutional Commission of the Senate has had.
His work has always been focused on the fight against corruption, justice, environmental protection, sports and the fight against hunger.
Santiago’s greatest passion is working for Colombia.