Category: Graduate Profiles 2023, News, Students

Title: Juan Fernando Gomez (GHD’23)

Juan Fernando Gomez (GHD’23), originally from Bogotá, Colombia, found his time at SFS to be both challenging and fulfilling. He is a master’s student in the Global Human Development program as well as a McHenry Fellow for Global Public Service at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. 

Gomez was able to build community with other McHenry Fellows by connecting over shared interests and exploring DC together. In addition to a full tuition scholarship, McHenry Fellows receive professional skills development classes that enhance their intellectual capacity for strategic and analytic thought, policy writing, impactful oral communications, partnership building and holistic, innovative approaches across disciplines to conceptualizing and resolving global public service challenges.

He says, “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.”

Gomez found valuable community with his classmates who were very supportive and looks forward to seeing what they will accomplish.