Featured Students

Mikel Rodriguez (MSFS ’19) Receives 2017 SoldierStrong Scholarship

Naval Lieutenant Mikel Rodriguez (MSFS ’19), a Naval Academy graduate, is the third recipient of this endowed, partial-tuition scholarship designated for a U.S. veteran enrolled in the MSFS program. Rodriguez has over three years of international experience including deployments to Afghanistan.

Christine Pedersen (SFS ’18) Awarded Prestigious Tillman Scholarship

Former U.S. Marine Corporal Christine Pedersen (SFS ’18) was awarded this year’s coveted Tillman Scholarship for military students. Pedersen, a 2017 Truman Scholar and two-term president of the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association (GUVSA), is one of 60 students in the entire nation to receive the prestigious scholarship, named after the late Pat Tillman, a former U.S. Army Ranger who served in Iran and Afghanistan.

MSFS Students Organize Fundraiser For Victims In Mexico

MSFS students Catalina Coppel and Enrique Enriquez Minjarez organized a concert on a DuPont rooftop September 23 to raise funds for disaster relief efforts in Mexico after three earthquakes hit the country over a 12-day period. The event raised $1,388 USD, which channeled through the Fundación Carlos Slim, will result in a donation of over $8,000 USD.

Claudia Soliz Castro Finds Community at Georgetown

Claudia Soliz Castro Finds Community at Georgetown

Claudia Soliz Castro Master of Arts in Latin American Studies, Class of 2017 La Paz, Bolivia Summer 2016 Experience: Master’s thesis fieldwork on the effects of informal markets on state development in Bolivia Favorite Classes: “Latin American Origins and Transformations” with…

Cole Florey (MASIA’17) Appreciates Comprehensive Georgetown Experience

Cole Florey came to SFS to deepen his knowledge of a familiar subject and region. “I chose to join the Asian Studies Program at Georgetown because it allowed me the unique opportunity of studying East Asian politics and security while simultaneously expanding my knowledge of history, society, and culture in the Asia-Pacific,” Florey said.

Adelina Lancianese Embraces Journalism, Discovery at Georgetown

Adelina Lancianese (SFS’17) came to Georgetown with a passion for writing and politics, among other interests. Over four years at the SFS, that passion led to a wealth of experience, academic and professional, in the world of journalism, which Lancianese looks forward to entering after graduation.

Rachel Azafrani Reflects on What SFS has to Offer

For senior Rachel Azafrani (SFS’17), the School of Foreign Service means exploration, opportunity, and access. Azafrani’s memorable experiences throughout her four years at Georgetown include work launching a mobile app for youth development in Liberia, time at the U.S. Department of State Virtual Student Foreign Service, and volunteering as a humanitarian open-source mapper.

Natalia Peña (SSP’17) on Research, Running, and Studying Terrorism

Natalia Peña (SSP’17) graduates this spring from the Security Studies Program with a concentration in terrorism and sub-state violence and highlights of her two years at Georgetown include working with Professors Daniel Byman and Bruce Hoffman, interning in government departments, and training for a half-marathon.

Olivia Hinerfeld Graduates with a Passion for Policy (and Chaipuccinos)

Olivia Hinerfeld (SFS’17) came to the SFS from Portland, Oregon, where she studied International Politics with a focus on international law and Justice and Peace Studies. During her time at Georgetown, she had a range of extraordinary experiences on and off campus, from working in the White House with Joe Biden to hosting John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, two well-known comedians and Georgetown alums, with the Lecture Fund.

I hope to see you again… but not here.

Madison Marks (MAAS’17) reflects on her experience volunteering in a refugee camp in Greece. This article was originally published in the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies’ Newsmagazine, Fall/Winter 2017.

Carolina Sosa (SFS’19) Charts Own Path at SFS

For Carolina Sosa (SFS’19), engagement and excitement have been a central part of her SFS experience. Initially skeptical of the international relations-specific orientation of the School of Foreign Service, Sosa was drawn to some of Georgetown’s offerings as she progressed through the college selection process.

Bennett Stehr Enjoys Research, Baseball at SFS

For Bennett Stehr, research, baseball and business fit together neatly at SFS. In his third year at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Stehr has worked to fulfill both his academic and extracurricular interests at Georgetown, which includes a spot on the varsity baseball team and a Krogh Fellowship.