Wessel is a 25-year-old international trade consultant currently based in Bogotá, Colombia. Originally from the Netherlands, he lived, studied and worked in Costa Rica, Switzerland, Colombia and Portugal after graduating from high school. In addition to his studies, he was involved in UN and WTO simulations, worked as a public affairs intern for a large pension fund in the Netherlands, and as a research assistant at the Center for International Studies at ISCTE-IUL in Lisbon. He currently works for the Dutch-Colombian Chamber of Commerce. In addition to his native Dutch, he is fluent in English, German and Spanish and has working knowledge of Portuguese.