Professor Felipe Cabezón, one of the newest additions to the Finance, Insurance, & Business Law Department, joined VT this past fall at the start of the 2021 - 2022 Academic Year. After taking time to settle in with us during the fall semester, he will begin conducting classes in spring on Corporate Financial Management, Financial Accounting, and Corporate Governance.

When Professor Cabezón joined the Finance Department, he shared information about his rich professional and academic career achievements, including his research topics; his time at the Ministry of Economics in Chile; and the work he has presented at the American Finance Association meetings (AFA), the Western Finance Association meetings (WFA), the SFS Cavalcade North America conference, the Midwest Finance Association conference (MFA), and the Finance, Organizations and Markets conference (FOM).

Recently, we connected with Professor Cabezón to get to know him more personally and understand what he likes to do outside of the classroom. Here's what he said:

What do you like to do outside of the classroom, and is there anyone special you like to include? My fiance, Daniela (Dani) [and I] both like hiking a lot (we actually met on a hike and are getting married this December!). I am also a big fan of soccer (both playing and watching), and enjoy watching movies and tv shows.

Favorite song? “Despacito” by Lewis Fonzi

Favorite go-to movie or TV show? Doctor House

Best cheese-covered vegetable? Chili pepper

Favorite holiday? Christmas

What is your #1 recommended experience in Blacksburg/Christiansburg? Too soon to answer this question.

Favorite place to visit? Los Angeles, CA

List one item on your bucket list you wish to cross off and one item that you have crossed off: Wish to cross off: scuba diving.

What's the best advice you have ever received? Rome was not built in a day.

If you could share advice with everyone now, what would it be? Smile.

What did you want to be when you grew up? A professional soccer player.

What is a good way to give back to the community? Doing your job well and cheerfully.