Hijab Shah is a member of the Security Studies Class of 2016. She reflected on her time in the program and the inspiration that she gained from SFS faculty mentors.
Bryan Furman is graduating from the MA in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. He leaves Georgetown with a broadened perspective and hard skills, but also with lifelong friends.
Renee Slawsky is graduating from the MA in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies. Her time on the Hilltop left her feeling prepared for her career by “constantly challeng[ing]” her.
Alex Rued is a member of the 2016 Class of the Master of Arts in Asian Studies. She reflected on the unique opportunity of graduate school, saying, “Never again will I spend hours each week with some of the world’s most brilliant and enthusiastic academics and practitioners—all for the sole purpose of learning.”
Matt Ramirez is a member of the Global Human Development Class of 2016. He offered some thoughts on his time on the Hilltop and the importance that SFS faculty mentors played for his career goals.
When Preston Marquis (SFS ’16) decided to join SFS four years ago, it was the last “S” – service – that sealed the deal of where he would attend college.
Benjamin Linden (MSFS’17), Emily Sandys (MAERES’17) and Taylor Wettach (MASIA’17) were chosen as 2016 Rosenthal Fellows. The Rosenthal Fellowship provides graduate students at APSIA member schools with public sector summer placements, as well as invitations to a series of roundtable discussions with experts from research organizations and universities, career planning sessions, and Congressional briefings.
Six SFS students put the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others” in practice at the recent Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) 2016 meeting with their Commitments to Action – projects that translate practical goals into meaningful and measurable results.
Matthew Quallen (SFS’16), Connecticut native and International History major, will be one of the two student speakers at senior convocation. His time at Georgetown has been nothing short of extraordinary – from being one of the few John Carroll Fellows, to interning at the Supreme Court of the United States, to highlighting Georgetown’s history with slavery in The Hoya, Quallen has embraced his time on the Hilltop.
Bernadette Hobson, MALAS’16, came to Washington, D.C., from California to pursue her passion for sustainable development in Mexico. Ultimately, she hopes to be in a position to “develop informed policy solutions to advance U.S. – Mexico energy relations,” but until then, she is intent on taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by SFS and CLAS.
It’s no secret that Georgetown students are passionate about politics. Even though SFS is focused on the global stage, SFSers are no exception when it comes to their involvement in domestic politics. Two such students are Amanda Shepherd, SFS’18, and Allie Williams, SFS’19, who lead the student campaign groups for Hillary Clinton (Hoyas for Hillary) and Marco Rubio (GU Students for Rubio).
As soon as Jesse Gibson (SFS ’19) received his acceptance letter from Georgetown, he knew he would be attending college on the Hilltop.
Cindy Gao, SFS’16, interns with Facebook’s D.C. Public Policy office, where she applies skills and knowledge from her SFS education to a passion for tech policy in Latin America and Asia.
Georgetown University sent a delegation to the U.N. Climate Conference in Paris, France including SFS Professor Joanna Lewis, Georgetown Law Professor Vicki Arroyo, and two Georgetown undergraduates, Norah Berk (SFS ’16) and Alexandra Donovan (SFS ’17).
Nick Walker (SFS ’16), a senior studying Culture and Politics, hopes to ultimately make an impact in his home city of Rio de Janeiro as a social entrepreneur.
Lauren Corke (GHD’16) describes her journey to the Global Human Development Program, through Peace Corps service in Africa to working on Professor Steven Radelet’s new book about the global poor.
Matthew Quallen (SFS’16) plans to use his recently awarded Marshall Scholarship to study the concept of animalization throughout history as he seeks advanced degrees overseas.
On Oct. 24, SFS seniors Elijah Jatovsky and Patrick Lim, gave their TEDx talk, “A Syrias Risk,” detailing their study abroad experiences in Jordan and activism with Syrian refugees.
SFS graduate students Elvia Valle, MAGES’17 and Francisco Bencosme, SSP’17 and alumna Ginny Barahona, MSFS’05, landed on the 40 Under 40: Latinos in #Foreign Policy list published on Huffington Post.
A discussion with the 2015 Circumnavigators Grant Awardee Hannah Gerdes (SFS’16), who traveled to six different countries this summer conducting research on mental health during pregnancy.
SFS senior Emma Iannini joined other anti-gun activists outside of the Capitol for a protest encouraging Congress to tighten background check requirements for gun purchasers, according to the Washington Post. Iannini previously appeared on The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on this issue.
Tennis camp is a great way to spend the summer. But using a tennis camp as a form of diplomacy means turning a fun summer pastime into a more enriching and cultural experience, which is exactly what SFS junior Arnosh Keswani did this summer.
Shamara Valdez Rubio, SFS’16, describes her unique challenges of studying abroad in the Czech Republic while her parents are undocumented for the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs Junior Year Abroad Network.
SFS seniors Phil Wong and Ann Yang expand their juice business Misfit Juicery to 14 retail markets while maintaining their social mission to change food culture on waste.
Enrolled in the Accelerated Program at Georgetown University, Timothy Loh graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and is currently a second-year graduate student in the Master of Arts in Arab Studies program.
Three students and an alumna from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar, are coming together to build a school in a village inhabited by Afghan refugees in Islamabad, Pakistan.
GHD Students Mary Dominic and Seamus Regan spent their summer interning in Liberia, before the Ebola epidemic forced them to depart early.
Hannah Morris, a Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES) student, developed a story for NPR based on her summer experience in Warsaw, Poland where she was interning. “Reclaiming Eastern European Jewish Identity Through Soccer” aired on “It’s…