FIU students win first-ever OAS cyber policy competition in D.C.

Pictured from left are Zachary Leyva, Ariana Ramsundar, Alexander Morales, Justin Amaro and Katerina Geisler

A team of FIU students took first place recently in #OASDiploHack 2019, the first-ever cyber policy competition hosted by the Organization of American States and the U.S. State Department. FIU was one of only six teams selected from across the Western Hemisphere to participate in the two-day event in Washington, D.C. They competed against teams from Costa Rica, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago.

FIU’s team included students from the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, among others. Brian Fonseca, director of the Gordon Institute, served as the team’s coach and mentor.

On the last day of the event, our students shared their experiences in the video below.
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