Elias Becerra is a student and entrepreneur from Misantla, Veracruz Mexico, with international experience who has worked with the United Nations on developing projects to promote equal opportunities for young people. In 2015, in coordination with the United Nations in New York, he developed a project to promote the reduction of unemployment among young people in Latin America. „My goal is to create jobs for young people and help them achieve their dreams and encourage them to get involved in the same way [so that they] can move forward.“
In 2015, over 450 delegates from over 50 countries gathered for the 7th annual Millennium Campus Conference (MCC17) at the UN headquarters in New York and at the New School. The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) is headed by Sam Vaghar. As an ambassador for the Talloires network in North America, Elias presented his project for Mexico.
Elias is an example of a person who completely fulfills the “meritocratic principle”, since he has legitimately achieved what he wanted to achieve through effort and performance and thus “deserves” the success. It also stands for the social liberals‘ idea that equal opportunities are important for every individual. As the first child in his family, he made it to universities. Elias Becerra Grajales, a student at Veracruzana University, has continuously overcome all the obstacles he encountered in order to achieve what he set out to do.
He gained his international experience in countries such as Mexico, USA, Canada, Spain and Austria. He is currently working on a master’s degree in media and convergence management at the Alpen Adria University in Klagenfurt.
We are very proud that he is ready for the social liberal students as a candidate for the ÖH election 2021 from 18-20. May. Above all, Elias would like to work for better study conditions for international students. The Alpen Adria University is getting higher ratings thanks to personalities like him, who demonstrate that the university location in Carinthia has long been perceived internationally.