Advocating with Love
Brian Scroggins said he entered BYU not knowing what he wanted to do after graduation. Regarding what changed, he explained, “Latin American studies pushed me to take a variety of courses that allowed me to see the impact of Latin America on the world.”
Scroggins discovered an interest in Latin America during his mission in the Caribbean and decided to pursue that as a major, with a minor in nonprofit management. Those in the department encouraged him to expand his experiences and to take an internship with the Real Salt Lake Soccer Club. “This degree truly has no limits,” he affirmed.
After graduating in 2016, Scroggins is now working on a joint JD/MBA at the University of Kentucky. “Not a day goes by that I don’t use some knowledge I gained at BYU,” he assured. “I have the chance to provide service opportunities for the Latin American community, offer new insights to laws that are in place, and help businesses market their products to Latin American communities.”
Although his love for Latin America began with his mission, it was by pursuing his major that Scroggins found he could make a difference. “By majoring in Latin American studies, I can now act on that passion and stand out from the competition by advocating for the people I love,” he said. “My major was the best thing I could have done to prepare for a postgraduate education and the workforce.”