Branden Kartchner

México City, México

Branden Kartchner graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science.  After growing up in Thatcher Arizona, Branden served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Santiago, Chile, where he learned to speak, translate, and interpret Spanish. As an undergraduate, Branden’s studies focused on religious freedom, international politics, and national security.  Branden has a great interest in Latin American history, culture, and politics.  Having visited Mexico City in 2003, he is excited to return during the summer of 2014.  In his free time, Branden enjoys playing basketball, snowboarding with friends, and spending time with his wife.