Hoping to learn more about Brazil's economic rise and its newfound relationships with international investors, Averell Sutton received a prestigious Boren Fellowship to study in São Paulo in summer 2011. Sutton spends his days studying transactions to see how business is being conducted in Brazil.
"I read the newspapers and watch the local news to get a better idea of who is investing in Brazil and who Brazil is doing business with," Sutton explained. "And I get to look over business transactions and see what is working and what can be improved."
After graduating from Duke University, Sutton spent a year teaching in the Dominican Republic.
In the summer of 2010, he participated in the Washington College of Law's Chile study abroad program and interned with Estudio Cardenas, a law firm in Buenos Aires. His interest in Latin America began with high school Spanish class.