Amanda Thoet is a second year in the Master of Arts in German and European Studies Program and is also pursuing Graduate Certificates in Diplomatic Studies and in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies. In addition, she works as a Program Officer at the German American Business Council and is a Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA) Council Member. She holds a Huffington Graduate Fellowship at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, where she researches refugee integration in Germany.
Over the past two years, Amanda has completed internships at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Denver, at the Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations in D.C., and at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. For her undergraduate studies, Amanda attended The Pennsylvania State University and received degrees in English, German, and Communication Arts and Sciences, followed by a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Leipzig, Germany. She is passionate about empowering women in international affairs and hopes to pursue a career in international diplomacy, with a focus on transatlantic relations.
During her #SummerSFS, Amanda worked at the German American Chamber of Commerce in Denver, Colorado, and also completed a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) study trip in Germany on the topic of Migration and Memory.
Amanda Thoet (MAGES'18) took a break from her internship with the German American Chamber of Commerce to hike the famous Red Rocks Park in Morrison, CO with her very cute puppy, Ali. Fun fact: "The red rocks were formed about 290 million years ago when the Ancestral Rocky Mountains were eroded during the Pennsylvania epoch," says Amanda. #SummerSFS