Siona Sharma (SFS ‘20) enjoys the process of problem solving. Her first major experience with the process came in high school while building Starts with Soap (SWS)—an education nonprofit that seeks to “provide basic necessities to schools that lack adequate funding” and, in the process, “work towards equitable education nationwide.” Now a junior in the SFS, she has continued to explore this process through coursework in STIA and various extracurricular activities.
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Sean Cooke (SFS’21), a member of the U.S. Navy Seaman to Admiral 21 Program, is one of two Georgetown student veterans who have been awarded the competitive 2018 Tillman Scholarship for strength in character and academic excellence.
Vivian Hagerty (SSP ’19) has balanced both studies and a career during her time in the Security Studies Program. While studying at Georgetown part-time, Hagerty has been working full-time at Valens Global, a company that consults on counter-terrorism, serving in a project management and analytical role.
Joelle is a second-year MSFS student concentrating in global politics and security, covering disarmament issues. She was in Geneva, Switzerland for a graduate placement at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research from May 22 to August 18. Joelle conducted research in the field of conventional weapons disarmament and assisted the institute in project management tasks.
Tipa comes from Thailand. She has received a full scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand to pursue her degrees abroad. She is an incoming graduate student in Latin American Studies, entering fall 2017. She expects to concentrate in Conflict Resolution and Human Rights, with her own interest in inter-regional relationship between Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Mai Nguyen is a rising second-year graduate student in the Global Human Development program. She focuses on education and youth issues, with interests in M&E, innovation and private sector engagement. This summer, she worked from June 1st to August 11th with Gui2de (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
On Election Day 2018, 12 SFS alumni ran for either federal or gubernatorial office representing a diverse mix of political players. Five incumbents sought to maintain their position, while seven new candidates entered the political fray.
Philip Verveer (SFS ’66) has made a name for himself in the world of international communications law and policy. The former Obama administration official has worked at all levels of government, but he got his start on the Hilltop.
Georgetown Alumna Uzra Zeya (SFS’89) has had a meaningful path to world impact and success, from her beginnings studying international politics and diplomacy at SFS to leading the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL).