M.A., International Economics and International Relations, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Bologna, Italy and Washington D.C., 2000
B.A., Economics and International Relations, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, 1996
Saddleback College, 1991-1993
Nando has been teaching at Saddleback College since January 2009. He teaches Economics (Macro and Micro) and Political Science (International Political Economy). He has roughly 16 years of work experience in economic research, forecasting, economic consulting, and financial services, including positions in Washington D.C. and on Wall Street. He has worked for Standard & Poor's (S&P), Morgan Stanley and the American Stock Exchange.
He is also currently teaching International Economics and Microeconomics at Cal State Fullerton and Microeconomics at Irvine Valley College.
He previously worked as a Senior Economist at the Port of Long Beach where he focused on forecasting, economic impacts and strategic planning. His main responsibility was to closely monitor developments in the global economy and provide valuable insight on how those developments impacted the port. He particularly tracked the macroeconomic conditions within the U.S. and the top trading partners of the port including Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia. He also worked as a Consultant/International Economist to the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) in Downtown Los Angeles and also advised other government agencies, companies and organizations. He specialized in economic development with a specialization in how Southern California is connected to the global economy, international economics and international trade.
He has briefed the Mayor's Office of Los Angeles including former Mayor Villaraigosa and current Mayor Garcetti on LA's relations with China, Japan and South Korea.
He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Long Beach Press Telegram, Press Enterprise, Ventura County Star, & other local publications and has appeared on ABC TV Channel 7, NBC TV Channel 4, PBS, NPR, KNX 1070AM, Hong Kong Phoenix TV, Sinovision, Voice of America, and NHK-Japan.
In his spare time, Nando enjoys following politics, foreign affairs, hockey, anything Italian (FORZA ITALIA), reading and traveling.
Honors and Awards
International Economics Honor Society, 2000
Golden Key Honor Society, 1995
Political Risk Analysis/Country Analysis
International Political Economy