Ann-Kathrin Merz (SFS’19) had a once-in-a-lifetime adventure this summer! Merz travelled to nine countries on three different continents in 90 days conducting research as the 2018 recipient of the Circumnavigator Grant.
Exploring Casco Viejo and negotiating prices of art in Spanish over 2,000 miles away from home offered an appeal far greater than the typical summer internship for SFS sophomores Adithi Sanjay and Meghan Mandi. Through their membership in the Georgetown Global Consulting (GGC), Sanjay and Mandi were trained and deployed to a client site abroad to work with the nonprofit organization Enseña por Panamá (Teaching for Panama) through GGC’s new fellowship.
After graduating, SFS senior Matt Beshke will join UBS as an Advisory Sales Analyst covering Asian Equities. As a Global Business major with an Asian Studies Certificate and a Chinese minor, Beshke’s studies have rendered him more than ready for his future. He says that the combination of international relations classes and major-related business courses “helped make me a smarter businessman, and will definitely benefit me down the road.”
A peak Georgetown moment for International Political Economy major Aislinn McNiece (SFS’18) came in her junior year when she conducted an interview with Canadian Minister of Finance Bill Morneau during his visit to SFS. “The interview happened right after the inauguration of President Trump, who had campaigned against international trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in particular,” McNiece explains.
“Like a lot of Georgetown students, I came to the SFS because I wanted to be a Foreign Service Officer, or some State Department policymaker,” Camden Elliott (SFS‘18) says about what brought him to the Hilltop. Elliott did not expect then that his experiences at SFS would take him in a completely different direction.
Garrett Hinck SFS, Class of 2018, Science, Technology, and International Affairs San Antonio, Texas; later Pittsburgh, PA Language: French Minor: French Proseminar: 1968: Protests and Rebellion in Europe Study Abroad: St. Omer, France with GU French Department in summer 2016 On-Campus Activities: Philodemic Society;…
Emily Belson (SFS’18) came to Georgetown with little knowledge of the Middle East or international affairs but a determination to learn all she could about the world. Her freshman year proseminar, Islam & the West with Professor John Esposito, introduced her to the region that would define her studies while at Georgetown. That class inspired Belson to major in Regional and Comparative Studies (RCST) with a focus on the Middle East.
Stephanie Arzate (SFS’15), Yassitoungou Tamdji (SFS’11), and Anna Jozwik (MSFS’17) are among 30 graduates selected nationwide to receive the highly competitive Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.
Bessie Zavidow SFS, Class of 2018, International Economics Bergen County, New Jersey Language: Spanish, Chinese Proseminar: The Rise of Global Capitalism with Professor Raj Desai On-Campus Activities: Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellowship Teaching Assistant in the Economics Department Chinese Language Exchange Georgetown Running…