In the latest installment of #GlobalUNCG, Philippines native Rodell Barrientos shares his story of growing up living the “simple life” in Manila, Philippines, and later pursuing a PhD in medicinal biochemistry at UNCG.

“After finishing my bachelor’s degree, I went to graduate school in the Philippines. And then I wanted to experience a little more, and explore more of the world. That’s the reason I went to the United States,” said Barrientos.

After graduating, Barrientos plans to pursue an academic position in the Philippines and apply chemistry to answer medical-related questions.

View this installment of #GlobalUNCG about international student Rodell Barrientos:


Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Relations

Videography by University Relations