For first year graduate student Muzabel Welongo (GHD’19), studying at Georgetown University means he can have a greater impact on refugees through his work with SAVIC, the NGO he founded after growing up in refugee camps in Tanzania and Kenya.
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.
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.
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.
Alumna and Rhodes Scholar Finalist Rachel Azafrani (SFS ’17) hopes to earn a scholarship to pursue her research interests at the University of Oxford.
Tighe Flanagan (MAAS ’12) answered questions about his role at the Wikimedia Foundation where he helps educators and students around the world contribute to Wikipedia in an academic setting.
Devika Ranjan (SFS’17) is a Fellow at the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. She collaborated on the production of “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE: An Immigrant Anthology.” In July, she and other Lab Fellows took their original piece to the ITI World Congress in Segovia, Spain. She writes about how the production came about and her personal creative process.