#SummerSFS Graduate Students in Focus

Soham Banerji

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.

Andrea Welsh

Andrea Welsh is a second-year graduate student in Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service Master of Global Human Development Program. Over the summer she worked with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) team in New Delhi, India to investigate issues including gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and the prevention of gender-based violence.

Trisha Ray

Trisha Ray is a second year Masters student in the Security Studies Program. Last summer, she interned at the Hudson Institute’s South Asia Program and worked part-time at Lau, combining her two great loves.

Brian Moore

Brian Moore is a second year graduate student in the Asian Studies (MASIA) program at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He specializes in the politics and security of Northeast Asia, specifically Chinese foreign policy and U.S. strategic policy towards North Korea. He spent the summer as a Research Fellow at Pacific Forum CSIS in Honolulu, Hawaii focusing on Asia-Pacific regional security.

Laura O’Brien

Laura O’Brien is a second year student in the Masters of Arts in Global Human Development program within SFS. She spent her summer in Antigua, Guatemala as a monitoring and evaluation intern with WINGS, a small local non-profit organization that works to promote access to family planning and reproductive health services.

Ahmed Zuhairy

Ahmed Zuhairy is a second-year in the Master’s in Arab Studies Program at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies. He specializes in Politics and Development in the Arab World. Last summer Ahmed strengthened his Arabic language skills in Ibri, Oman, at the Noor-Majan Training Institute.

Chloe Krawczyk

Originally from Palo Alto, California, Chloe Krawczyk is pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in the School of Foreign Service (MSFS) with a concentration in Global Business and Finance. She is a 2016 Wallenberg International Fellow and an Honors Candidate in the Landegger Program for International Business Diplomacy. Last summer, she evaluated start-ups for venture capital funding at EQT Ventures in Stockholm.

Marion Abboud

Marion Abboud is a second-year in the Masters of Global Human Development at SFS where she is focusing on issues of education and human capital, and forced migration in the Middle East. Last summer, she worked at Columbia Global Centers –Amman on two key projects: the first dealing with important questions around refugee integration, and the other on community-based initiatives to counter gender-based economic and structural violence.

Eric Salgado

Eric Salgado is a graduate student completing his Master of Arts in Latin American studies with a concentration in government. He is a recipient of the 2015 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship through the U.S. Department of State and spent his summer interning in the political section of the United States Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil.

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