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.
Anthony Bernard-Sasges is a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown. He is majoring in International Political Economy (IPEC) and also studying Arabic. Last summer, Anthony traveled to Beirut to intern for the UNHCR. Known as the UN Refugee Agency, the UNHCR works to provide refugees with basic living amenities, security, and a path new home.
Soham Banerji is a Masters candidate in Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program in the School of Foreign Service. Last summer he worked with the Coca-Cola Company in Jakarta, Indonesia and The World Bank in Baku, Azerbaijan. In Indonesia, he worked with Coca-Cola’s team to help scale up their 5by20 initiative. This global initiative is a commitment by Coca-Cola to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across Coca-Cola’s value chain by 2020.
Edom Tesfa is a junior in the SFS from Alexandria, Va., majoring in Culture and Politics with a concentration in social contexts of immigrant and refugee education. A recipient of a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship, Edom spent her summer studying at the Mandarin Training Center at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.
The John Carroll award is conferred upon Georgetown alumni whose achievements and record of service exemplify the ideals and traditions of Georgetown and its founder. This year, esteemed SFS professor and alumnus Anthony Clark Arend (SFS’80), was one of the recipients of the John Carroll award, given out at John Carroll Weekend in Austin, Texas.
MSFS graduate Tish King (MSFS’93) reflects on her experiences in the MSFS program and how the connections she made at SFS led her to her career as a communications professional in the policy world.
Rui Matsukawa (MSFS’97) was elected to the Japanese House of Councillors in 2016. A Liberal Democrat Party member, she represents the Osaka prefecture in the upper house of the National Diet of Japan.