Category: Featured News, Graduate Profiles 2021, News, Students

Title: Daniela Rojas Medina (MAGES’21) Embarks on Career in Tech Policy and Government Affairs

Date Published: May 12, 2021

At a Glance

Hometown: Carora, Venezuela

Program: M.A. in German and European Studies (MAGES)

On-Campus Activities: Co-President of Georgetown Women in International Affairs

Off-Campus Activities (internships/work/conferences, etc.): Program Officer at the German American Business Council; Government and External Affairs Graduate Intern at BMW Group; Global Partnerships Assistant at Penn State University Libraries; Intern with the International Visitor Leadership Program at World Learning; Teaching Assistant at Friedensburg-Oberschule in Berlin; Government and External Affairs Graduate Intern with BMW’s government affairs team in Washington, D.C.

“I wanted to gain a deeper understanding of transatlantic policy issues and how they impact different stakeholders,” says Daniela Rojas Medina (MAGES’21) when explaining her interest in the M.A. in German and European Studies (MAGES) program at SFS. In addition to the program’s academic and analytical rigor, Rojas Medina is grateful for the close-knit community she found at MAGES. The program’s small cohort size allowed her to bond with classmates and build connections with professors and alumni across D.C., as well as in the student-led group Georgetown Women in International Affairs (GWIA).

After graduation, Rojas Medina plans to pursue a career in tech policy and government affairs. During her time at MAGES, she took courses on emerging technology, artificial intelligence and data privacy, and discovered a strong interest in technology and telecommunications. Rojas Medina ended up writing her thesis on the privacy implications of vehicle communication technology, and she is excited to investigate similar topics in the professional world.