Alumni

Alumni Q&A: Matt Bigge (SFS’92)

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.”

Career Spotlight: Hilary Linder (MSFS’11)

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.

Wine Tasting With Alumna Lisa Granik (SFS/MSFS’81,’85)

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.

MSFS Alumna Wendy Cutler to Lead Asia Society’s DC Office

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.

Alaina Teplitz (SFS’91) Sworn in As U.S. Ambassador to Nepal

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 and Queen of Spain Visit Georgetown

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.

Alumna Q&A: Kathy McCabe (SFS’95)

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.”

SFS Mourns the Loss of Arab Studies Graduate Nina Brekelmans

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.

SFS Alumni Cross Paths at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala

“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!”

SFS Alumnus Supports U.S. Government Response on Ebola

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.

Alumna Q&A: Sharon Kelly McBride (F’98)

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.