For Muriel Van De Bilt (SFS’17), who came to SFS from São Paulo, Georgetown has been a place where she had the opportunity to explore her interests and rediscover her passion for international development.
Like many students in the School of Foreign Service, Matthew Raab’s (SFS’17) interest in international relations and public service is what attracted him to Georgetown in the first place.
Ryan Sudo (SFS’17), a Regional and Comparative Studies major with a focus on Latin America and Asia, will be graduating with a range of impressive experiences under his belt, from spending a summer conducting research around the world to gaining proficiency in the Chinese language.
STIA major Daniel Varghese (SFS’17) came to Georgetown with a plan: to go to medical school. Once he got to the Hilltop, however, that plan began to change.
Marvin Saccucci (GHD’17) will matriculate from the Global Human Development (GHD) graduate program this spring with concentrations in Food, Agriculture, and Rural Livelihoods and in Social Enterprise. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he came to SFS by way of time in multiple developing countries, where he found his passion for work in international development.
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 (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.
SFS is proud to have such a large number of fellowship and scholarship recipients for the 2016-2017 year. Congratulations to all the winners!
Beeck Center GU Impact Fellow Alejandra Parra was interviewed before her trip to Kigali, Rwanda, where she will spend the summer working with the Gashora Girls Academy.
Cristine Starke (SFS’18), a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Daniel Wassim (SFS’18), an ordained deacon in the Presbyterian Church (USA), have each been awarded the prestigious 2017 Truman Scholarship for their academic and public service achievements.
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.
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.
MSFS spotlights Simegnish “Lily” Mengesha, (MSFS’18), a political refugee and exiled journalist from Ethiopia, who came to MSFS this past year seeking a path towards making the world a better place.
Alexander Pearson is a graduate student in the M.A. in German and European Studies (MAGES) program in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He urges students not to be afraid to branch out and learn about other disciplines and subfields beyond their primary interests.
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.
Georgetown senior Matthew Hinson (SFS’17), an international history major in the School of Foreign Service, becomes one of 30 recipients of this year’s highly competitive Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowships.
“I have always been interested in how people situate the region in a global context,” says April Snedeker, a graduate student at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES). “In this light, it’s been an interesting time to study the region. 25 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, the former republics are trying to find their place in the world.”
December 12, 2016 – Devika Ranjan (SFS’17), a culture and politics major at Georgetown, has won a 2017 Marshall Scholarship for graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Combining her interests in education and international development, Claire Reardon (SFS’17) decided to major in Culture and Politics with a focus on Inequality in Education. Through her studies, she has been able to look at the intersection of these two fields.
When Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) student Sami Wehbe (SFS ‘17) decided to take a course on presenting and voice overs, he didn’t expect it to lead him down a path towards hosting two national radio shows and interviewing ambassadors from 18 countries. But almost two years later, he has done just that.
James Pavur (SFS’16), a Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) major, has won a prestigious Rhodes scholarship for graduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. He plans to pursue a D.Phil in Cyber Security.
Catherine Killough (MASIA’17) is combining an interest in Korea with her academic background in literature in pursuit of a graduate degree at SFS, while also taking advantage of the policy experience opportunities in the DC area.
Uma Mencia Uranga, graduate student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, is working towards her Masters of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS). But outside of her academic career, she is a professional endurance horse racer.
From October 7 to 9, a delegation of Georgetown students attended the 2016 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. While the students represented a wide variety of class years, majors, and schools, all of them had a strong interest in international development.
Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) spent the summer in Jammu and Kashmir working as a Projects for Peace Fellow, facilitating theatre workshops for women who live along the India-Pakistan border. The workshops provided a creative medium for them to discuss their problems, explore solutions and come together as a community.
Andrew Ireland is a member of the Class of 2018 in the MSFS Program. He shared some thoughts on the Our Ocean One Future Leadership Summit, as one of the students accepted to take part in it.
Michael White (MSFS’18) shared thoughts about his transition from nine years in the U.S. Army to civilian life at Georgetown, without a uniform.
This year, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service (GU Politics) offered the chance of a lifetime, sending twenty GU Politics Convention Ambassadors to attend either the Republican National Convention (RNC) or the Democratic National Convention (DNC). Among the lucky Hoyas were three students in the School of Foreign Service–Gabriela Barrera (SFS’19), Reed Howard (SFS’17), and Sahil Nair (SFS’19).
The MASIA program featured three students who are working to better represent graduate students as a constituency of student government at Georgetown.
Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng was named the third recipient of the MSFS Africa Scholarship, which seeks to promote diversity of experience and perspective among MSFS students.