Timothy Hughes (SFS’94) is senior vice president and general counsel for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), a rocket launch services provider which has developed a family of launch vehicles intended to increase the reliability of access to space while reducing costs.
Ario Keshani (SFS’05) discusses being CEO at Split Technology, Inc., a shared ride startup based in DC.
Bill Decker (SFS’97) was granted the President’s Call to Service Award for his volunteer efforts as a Response Team member with international humanitarian relief organization ShelterBox USA, where he has logged over 4,000 hours of service.
Mariana Cotlear (SFS’07) discusses her time at Georgetown and what led her to her current career as a marketing strategist for Chipotle.
Matt Bigge (SFS’92) talks about his role as CEO of Strategic Social, a business which provides technology, program management and consulting support to government and private sector customers in emerging markets and his founding goal for the company “to do well while doing good.”
Hilary Linder (MSFS’11) talks about her company Kudzu Films, a production company dedicated to spreading social justice through documentary films. She is currently directing and producing Indivisible, a film about the fight to reunite families separated by deportation.
Hailey Woldt (SFS’08) on co-founding the startup BeConnections, an international networking and community platform for small and medium sized businesses.
Georgetown’s Jesuit values of service inspired Mary Grace Reich (SFS’13) to travel to rural Namibia as a Peace Corps volunteer, where she teaches English and works on local initiatives for education and clean water.
Claire Naylor (SFS’11) and Claire Charamnac (SFS’11) co-founded Women LEAD, the first and only leadership development organization for young women in Nepal—a country where approximately 60 percent of women are illiterate and a third of girls ages 15-19 are married.
Regina DeMeo (SFS’94) is a family law attorney in Washington, D.C., who incorporates mediation, collaborative law, psychology, and other methods to assist families going through divorce crises.
Lisa Granik, (SFS/MSFS’81,’85) came to Georgetown on October 20 and organized a very special wine tasting seminar with students and professors from MSFS. Granik shared her extensive knowledge of wine and answered questions from the audience.
Bae returned to Iraq as a writer with a medical charity after his service there as a Marine in the Iraq War. He details in Foreign Policy how each experience perpetuated a different kind of fear.
MarketWatch reports that Asia Society has appointed Wendy Cutler (MSFS’83) as head of its Washington, D.C. office and Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI), a think tank that aims to bring Asia to the forefront of global policy making. Currently, Cutler is Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.
SFS graduate students Elvia Valle, MAGES’17 and Francisco Bencosme, SSP’17 and alumna Ginny Barahona, MSFS’05, landed on the 40 Under 40: Latinos in #Foreign Policy list published on Huffington Post.
The Honorable Alaina Teplitz (SFS’91) was sworn in as the next U.S. Ambassador to Nepal on September 29. Teplitz has goals “to strengthen Nepal’s democracy, advance its economic growth and improve its resiliency” following the April 25 earthquake that resulted in extensive damage to the small nation.
King Felipe VI (MSFS’95) and Queen Letizia of Spain stopped by Georgetown yesterday during their four-day U.S. visit to open the Joint Meeting of Spanish Scientists in the United States.
Katie Kingsbury (SFS ’01) credits her time at SFS and her study-abroad experience as valuable preparation for her travels as a journalist. “It inspires you,” she said. “You want go to these places you’ve studied and then you meet so…
Kathy McCabe (SFS’95) looks back at her time at Georgetown and how that appreciation for experiencing another culture led to her current work running her award-winning travel newsletter and PBS travel series “Dream of Italy.”
Mo Elleithee (SFS’94), a 20-year veteran of national politics and School of Foreign Service alumnus, has been appointed as executive director of Georgetown’s newest institute, the Institute of Politics and Public Service.
The SFS community is deeply saddened to learn of the death on June 3, 2015 of Nina Brekelmans (MAAS ’15), who graduated from the MA in Arab Studies in May. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to Nina’s family, friends, and colleagues, and join them in mourning her tragic and premature passing.
Georgetown alumnus and 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton gives his third lecture in a series, talking about purpose, vision and ‘radical inclusion’ as the hallmarks of successful leaders.
“Our shared SFS background means a lot to me as I start my career in the Foreign Service,” said Monty McGee (MSFS’12). “Seeing a fellow Hoya at the pinnacle of his career who is as excited, if not more, than I am is encouraging and inspiring!”
“At MSFS, you are drilled through the skills that result in high quality decision-making and exercising great judgment,” Moore said. “That’s how I could go from a Program Officer to Public Works Minister-Designate in five years.”
Professor Anthony Clark Arend discussed foreign policy challenges for President Obama’s 2nd Term on Voice of America.
Three students and an alumna from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar, are coming together to build a school in a village inhabited by Afghan refugees in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Jeremy Konyndyk (MSFS ‘03), Director of USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, has been working in disaster relief for many years but the Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa now is the first time he has seen this disease cause an outbreak of such scope.
The university remembers Carol Lancaster, the former School of Foreign Service dean, who died today and was near and dear to the hearts of countless Georgetown students, faculty, alumni and staff.
Sharon Kelly McBride (F’98) looks back at her time at Georgetown and how that exposure to the world of international relations led to her current work in advocacy at Human Rights First.
Alex Marquardt (SFS’04), an ABC News foreign correspondent covering conflicts throughout the Middle East and Europe, credits his time at Georgetown for his career path.
Current and future Georgetown students from the School of Foreign Service (SFS) are among the 40 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows.