Alex Roberds (SFS’18, MAGES’19) arrived at Georgetown as an undergraduate with a long-standing interest in Germany and Russia, and through classes and internships built on this passion. He now studies Russian interference operations and European energy studies through the Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MAGES) accelerated program, in which he completes his undergraduate degree and graduate degree in five years.
In the World
Charlotte Carstens began work on her master’s degree at CGES this summer after working for the German government as an International Parliamentary Scholar, a program that provides total immersion in workings of the German democracy. Before that, Carstens worked in Germany on a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship.
In this Q&A with Lieutenant Commander Josh Parsons (MSFS ’20), Parsons discusses his military experience, his goals at MSFS, and why he chose to hold his promotion ceremony at MSFS.
Brandi Coleman is a rising sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies, minoring in Spanish, and working to achieve a certificate in either Diplomatic Studies or Australia and New Zealand Studies.
From Vancouver, Canada, Gary Xie is a rising senior in SFS majoring in International Political Economy with a minor in French. He has previously interned at the US Senate, Brookings China Center and took a gap year in 2016 to work at Hillary Clinton’s Campaign HQ.
Qiaoxi Luo is a rising sophomore in the SFS, potentially majoring in IPEC with a certificate in International Development. She is a translator for TED talks and a social media manager for Bossier Magazine. This past summer, she was home in China and was thrilled to share her beloved hometown with the GU family.
Wookjae Jung (SFS’15), a former Korean Air Force officer, has been selected as a Schwarzman Scholar, winning one of the most selective postgraduate scholarships in the world. The scholarship pays for a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University’s Schwarzman College in Beijing, China.
On Election Day 2018, 12 SFS alumni ran for either federal or gubernatorial office representing a diverse mix of political players. Five incumbents sought to maintain their position, while seven new candidates entered the political fray.
Philip Verveer (SFS ’66) has made a name for himself in the world of international communications law and policy. The former Obama administration official has worked at all levels of government, but he got his start on the Hilltop.