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

Title: Keva Luke (LAS’21) Sets Sights on State Department and Cultural Diplomacy

Date Published: May 7, 2021

At a Glance

Hometown: Albany, New York

Program: M.A. in Latin American Studies, concentrating in History, Culture and Society

On-Campus Activities: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Government Department, Graduate Research Assistant for CLAS

Off-Campus Activities: U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Fellow Summer 2019; Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Virtual Internship Summer 2020 

When Keva Luke (LAS’21) graduates at the end of this academic year, she will begin what she hopes will be a long career as a U.S. diplomat. The Rangel Fellow will take up a position as a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department, where she plans to leverage cultural diplomacy to foster improved relations with countries all over the world. 

Throughout her time at Georgetown, Luke has gained the skills and experience that will equip her for a successful career in global affairs, including producing a capstone research project examining the the experiences of the Latino diaspora and developing the Center for Latin American Studies’s (CLAS) Latin America and Caribbean Covid Map, a student-designed tool evaluating the impacts and responses to COVID-19 across the region.