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.
Senior Aditya Pande, an International Economics major, met with his International Finance professor, Fuad Hasanov, in office hours. He left with a proposal to publish research with two Senior Economists at the IMF.
MSFS students Catalina Coppel and Enrique Enriquez Minjarez organized a concert on a DuPont rooftop September 23 to raise funds for disaster relief efforts in Mexico after three earthquakes hit the country over a 12-day period. The event raised $1,388 USD, which channeled through the Fundación Carlos Slim, will result in a donation of over $8,000 USD.
For second-year graduate student Madina Bizhanova, the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) offers unparalleled opportunities for research on development and democratization in Central Asia.
SFS senior Tomás Álvarez Belón, the 2017 McTighe Prize recipient, will share his brush with death with the incoming class of first-year students during New Student Convocation on August 27 and urge them to reflect daily about their purpose.
Grace Conway (SFS’20) commented on the role of communications in shaping perceptions from the perspective of her White House internship.
The MSB highlighted Christine Yang (SFS’18) and Armando Soto III (SFS’18) for their startup projects, Dressmate and Edgies.