Victor P. Unda, a Chilean-American author, resides and works in the neighboring regions of Seattle, Washington. Originally from the western expanses of Washington on the Olympic Peninsula, he pursued his studies at Washington State University, where he became captivated by the warmth and camaraderie of the community.
In recent times, Victor’s literary endeavors have led to publications in collaboration with notable Spanish publishers. Among them, the prominent Penguin Random House Group Caligrama and Circulo Rojo embellish his repertoire. His works are widely available, spanning from Amazon to Casa del Libro, and even Corte Inglés—a well-regarded distributor in Spain.
Also, Victor is a respected scholar who completed his studies at Nur University before going on to earn a second undergraduate degree at Washington State University. He continued his academic journey by pursuing master’s degrees in Language and American Studies, and has undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Computer Science. Throughout his career, Victor has held teaching positions as an Adjunct Professor at the College of Business at Washington State University, University of Kansas, and University of California, Irvine.
He is best known for his work in American Studies and contributions to educational reform in Bolivia. He was born in Rancagua, Chile, to Victor Hugo Unda and Carmen Rodriguez Areas. His mother, Carmen, was a prominent political activist during the 1960s and 1970s, known for mobilizing over fifteen thousand people to demand unpaid wages following the nationalization of El Teniente, Codelco, by President Allende. Victor’s grandfather, Julio Unda, hailed from Curico and Rancagua, while his great-grandfather originated from Spain’s Basque Country.
After completing high school in Chile, Victor attended a military academy in 1989. However, he soon resigned from the armored cavalry, seeking a different path in life. He eventually found his way to Nur University in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, through a friend’s recommendation. At Nur University, Victor studied computer science and received a scholarship to fund his education.
Victor later secured a position at Utepsa University, where he worked in public relations and marketing. Over time, he became the Head of Public Relations and played a significant role in the educational reform in Bolivia during the mid-1990s, helping to educate professors across various regions (or departamentos) in the country.