Blazing a Libertarian Trail from Quito to the World

Profile: Paz Gómez of Estudiantes por la Libertad Ecuador

Name: Paz Gómez. Position: local coordinator. Country/state: Ecuador. School: San Francisco University of Quito. Email: pgomez@eslibertad.org.

Name: Paz Gómez. Position: local coordinator. Country/state: Ecuador. School: San Francisco University of Quito. Email: pgomez@eslibertad.org. (EsLibertad Ecuador)

Paz Gómez is my new research assistant and translator, and since I am so proud to have her working with me, I wanted to see her Spanish profile appear in English as well.

Paz Gómez studies international relations and political science at San Francisco University in Quito, Ecuador, with a minor in translation. She has distinguished her extended student life with recognition in many fields.

At 18 years old, she came to know the ideas of liberty, when her economics professor offered a critique of the thinking of Murray Rothbard in class. She identified with this economic perspective and began to investigate libertarian ideology and discovered more liberal thinkers. Soon she also took part in libertarian activism.

She has attended many international conferences to expand and strengthen her understanding of liberalism, and she has participated in many libertarian projects as a volunteer and intern.

At present she is the social-media manager for EsLibertad Ecuador and Orilla Libertaria; cofounder and academic coordinator of Libre Razón — a new libertarian think tank in Quito; and research assistant and translator with Antigua International.*

Her favorite liberal thinkers are Frédéric Bastiat, Murray Rothbard, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, Ronald Heifetz, Waldo Emerson, and Ayn Rand.

Quote:

“I guard my treasures: my thought, my will, my freedom. And the greatest of these is freedom.”
– Ayn Rand

* Antigua International is the consulting firm we are building together. More on that in the coming weeks, as I formalize the operation.

This profile first appeared on Estudiantes por la Libertad. Translated by Fergus Hodgson.

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