Graduate Profiles 2023

“The people were really so essential to what made Georgetown to me, even when Georgetown was just an idea in my head and not something I was physically experiencing every day.”

“I have no doubt in my mind that ten years from now, I will look back at my time at Georgetown and say, ‘This period defined the rest of my life’s trajectory.'”

“When it comes to my goals for the future, my main focus is taking what I’ve learned at Georgetown and figuring out how I can apply it to my career as a military officer.”

“SFS helped widen my aperture for just how much is out there in the world. It’s changed the scope of the goals I have and the kind of future I want to build.”

“The best part about the School of Foreign Service is the people you get to meet. I’m so grateful for the connections and the friendships that I’ve built in my classes here.”

“My graduate experience has opened doors professionally that I could have never imagined, and SFS has given me the skills, confidence, and curiosity to pursue these goals and build a career that is centered around integrity, character, and sound moral judgment.”

“I realized that there will be no such place like SFS that provides students with enormous opportunities to learn from some of the most renowned experts in the field.”

“One of the proudest moments that I’ve had is being able to write an independent study doing an impact evaluation of an actual microfinance program of an organization that I was working in before joining GHD.”

“Each triumph and challenge pushed me further towards reaching my academic goals and potential in this program. I am incredibly grateful for all the opportunities and experiences that come with being an SFS student.”

“I’m walking across the quad and I look up and I hear Healy Bell ring, and I’m just sort of reminded that I’m here. I’m on campus. I’ve made it. I’m graduating. And this has really been a home for me.”

“The STIA department has been something of a second home for me, and I’ve always felt so supported in my work in the Honors program. I’ve really valued the combination of research excellence and care for student well-being and health.”

“I think I will look back at my undergraduate experience as some of the best years of my life. This was a time when I was challenged, taught to critically think, and became more confident in myself and my abilities.”

“I believe that the SFS coursework that I’ve taken in both policy and anthropology will allow me to engage with communities abroad in a meaningful and impactful way.”

“My time at Georgetown has provided me with ample opportunities in and outside of the classroom to explore my research interests.”

“It was so life-changing to be able to witness history firsthand, only a few months into my time at the SFS.”

“Georgetown provides an entire spectrum of opportunities to listen to professionals in the field, and this is an extremely valuable learning opportunity.”