#SummerSFS 2016 in Focus


Anthony Bernard-Sasges

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.

Edom Tesfa

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.

Connor O’Brien

Connor O’Brien is a rising junior at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a focus in Science, Technology, and Security. Last summer Connor traveled to Tbilisi, Georgia. There, he studied the Russian language through Harvard University Summer School, and learned about Georgian culture, history, politics, and cuisine.

Ryan Sudo

Ryan Sudo is a senior from Minnesota, studying Regional and Comparative Studies with a focus on Asia and Latin America. He crossed every meridian around the globe last summer as a recipient of the Circumnavigator’s Grant, a research scholarship given annually by the Washington DC Circumnavigator’s Foundation in partnership with the School of Foreign Service.

Aislinn McNiece

Aislinn McNiece is a junior in the School of Foreign Service, with a major in international political economy. She spent the summer in Barcelona, Spain where she studied the national identity of Barcelona and the Catalonian region by taking classes in political and art history while undergoing intensive language study, and cultural exploration of the city. Aislinn’s goal for her summer was to understand the current Catalonian separatist movement in the context of the Spanish political economy.

Elizabeth Bujwid

Elizabeth Bujwid is currently a junior in the SFS studying International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Process. She spent her summer in Kunming, China taking part in a full-immersion intensive Mandarin Program at Yunnan University.

Caitlin Garrabrant

Caitlin Garrabrant is a junior in the SFS majoring in Global Business and minoring in German. Caitlin’s passions include playing the piano, mobile photography, and exploring cities on foot. Last summer, Caitlin studied in Copenhagen, Denmark at the Copenhagen Business School.

Sarah Mack

Sarah Mack spent her summer in Seoul, South Korea with the support of the Boren Scholars, the Oh Award, and the Improving the Human Condition grant. She interned at the North Korea Strategy Center and the New Korea Women’s Union and attended the Yonsei University Korean Language Institute in preparation for her semester abroad at Yosei University in the fall.

Theresa Chen

Theresa Chen, a Taiwanese-American, was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics with a Concentration of Finance and Commerce, a certificate in International Business Diplomacy and a minor in Chinese. Through her fellowship with the Beeck Center for Social Impact Innovation, she spent the summer conducting research at the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta, Georgia order to identify the essential financial and social impact criteria required to maintain a sustainable social investment fund.