Alumni

Exiled in Babylon: Refugees and the Politics of Language

Arab Studies Alum Noga Malkin (MAAS’15) shares her experiences working with refugees in Turkey. Since September 2015, she has been working with humanitarian NGO Welthungerhilfe (World Hunger Aid) in southeast Turkey, leading the establishment of a new refugee community center.

Inspiring women: Aimee Mullins (SFS’98)

BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour featured Georgetown alumna, actress, model & former Paralympic athlete Aimee Mullins (SFS’98) in “The Chain,” an audio series in which successful women talk about the women that have inspired them.

Aaron Epstein (SSP’12) Develops Global Medical Aid Group

Combining his background in national security with his interest in medicine, this Georgetown University School of Medicine student founded the Global Surgical and Medical Support Group, which provides medical care to refugees in northern Iraq.

Timothy Hughes (SFS’94): Hoyas in Space

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.

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.”