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.
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.
Anna Scott Bell (MASIA’16) discusses the ways the Asian Studies Program has prepared her for her current job as a Program Associate at the Global Taiwan Institute, a new think tank in Washington, D.C focused on Taiwan, US-Taiwan relations, and cross-Strait relations.
Kendra Goffredo (MSFS’10) won a Moth StorySlam spoken word competition for a poem about her father and her experiences with the Peace Corps in Nepal.
Nursultan Eldosov (SFS’14) began his pathway to becoming a U.S. Foreign Service Officer with his own personal experience in international relations. “I am a direct beneficiary of diplomacy,” Eldosov says. “My family and I immigrated to the United States from Uzbekistan to seek a better life.”