Sergio Aguirre

Name: Sergio Aguirre Picture of Faculty/Staff Member
Alumni Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • M.S. INTA 2001
Current Job: Senator Tim Kaine's (Democrat - VA) Senior Foreign Policy Advisor

Sergio Aguirre is Senator Tim Kaine’s (Democrat – VA) Senior Foreign Policy Advisor.  Since the summer of 2005, Sergio has worked mostly on Middle East policy issues at the Pentagon and White House, with a short rotation to the State Department in 2006 to work on Western Hemisphere issues.  Sergio started working for Senator Kaine in 2013.   

How did Tech and INTA help you get where you are? 

An INTA career counselor recommended I apply for the Presidential Management Fellowship which was my avenue into the Department of Defense. 

What advice you would give current students at Tech as well as the Sam Nunn School specifically?

Be open to exploring a wide range of job opportunities, knowing that your first job will likely not be your ideal job. 

What is something that you got from studying INTA at Tech?

I had exposure to great professors; strong analytic training; and a great support system of faculty to help in my career search.