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WFPG INTERNS
As part of our commitment to mentoring, Women's Foreign Policy Group welcomes four to five exceptional interns into its office each semester. Learn more about our internship program

 

SUMMER 2014

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WFPG summer interns Samantha Sherman,
Shanna Cole, Katherine Kirk, and Jennifer Schrock

 

Ambassador Fritsche of Liechtenstein and
WFPG Board Chair Ann Stock with WFPG interns


Shanna Cole is a senior in the Elliott School at the George Washington University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, concentrating in International Politics, with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is especially interested in the relationship between politics and culture, development and aid policy, and negotiation processes. Shanna studied abroad in Cape Town, South Africa in the spring of 2014, where she completed courses on issues of multiculturalism and human rights and field research on women’s economic empowerment in Cape Town. Previously she has interned with Congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa’s 1st District and with the Cancer Support Community Headquarters’ Education and Outreach Department.

Katherine Kirk is a native of the Washington, DC metropolitan area and a rising sophomore at Yale University intending to double major in Theater Studies and Global Affairs with a focus on international security. Her international interests lie in security issues in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. In addition to pursuing these interests in her studies, Katherine is a member of Yale’s International Relations Association, which hosts international issues events with guest speakers including ambassadors, journalists, and visiting professors.

Jennifer Schrock is a recent graduate of the University of Ottawa where she received an honors degree in International Development and Globalization. She is particularly interested in development policy, post-conflict democratization, and the intersection between politics and culture. Jennifer has completed four internships in Ottawa with the Government of Canada, including the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development and Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. She also interned with a non-governmental organization in South Africa in the summer of 2012 and studied abroad in South Korea in the fall of 2013. Upon graduation, Jennifer hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in International Affairs and continue her career in foreign policy and public affairs.

Samantha Sherman is a senior at Dartmouth College majoring in Government and Spanish. Samantha was selected as a Fung Scholar by the University of Hong Kong and has worked for an international development non-profit in Shanghai, China. She has studied Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has also studied Spanish at the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa. At Dartmouth, Samantha is a War and Peace Fellow, a Presidential Scholar Research Assistant in the Government Department, and the Global Health Education Coordinator of the non-profit organization GlobeMed.

FALL 2013

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WFPG interns Anne-Elisabeth Halbert,
Angela McKinney, and Sarah Langer 

 

WFPG interns at the  residence of the
Ambassador of the Philippines


Anne-Elisabeth Halbert recently graduated from the University of Mary Washington where she majored in international affairs and minored in security and conflict resolution. She is specifically interested in counter-terrorism strategies along with international aviation and port security measures and the international debate surrounding the possession of nuclear weapons. Previously, Anne-Elisabeth was an intern and research assistant at the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. She also interned in Paris at the US Embassy and the World Monuments-Europe. 

Sarah Langer is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis where she is a double major in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and American Culture Studies and is pursuing a minor in Political Science with focuses in gender based inequality and political theory. Previously, she has interned with Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer and is a member of the John B. Ervin Scholars Program. Sarah’s international interests include the cultural development of francophone countries and women’s rights. She speaks some French and plans to continue her study of the language by studying abroad in Morocco next fall. 

Angela McKinney is a recent graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science and minored in Environmental Studies and Latin American Studies. She is particularly interested in international affairs and the economy with a focus on Latin America leading her to study abroad in Ecuador during her sophomore year of high school and in Ecuador/Peru during the spring of 2012. Her prior internship experience includes the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Crowder Publications, and the Office of Congressman Michael Arcuri. Angela was born in Lima, Peru and speaks Spanish.

 

SUMMER 2013

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WFPG interns with Ambassador
Manuel Sager of Switzerland

 

Author Elizabeth Becker signs books for
interns Kathrine Tillman and Charlotte Storch


Kristyna Bronner is a rising senior at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she is a double major in Writing and Rhetoric and International Relations and a minor in Asian Studies. She is particularly interested in political development and the economy with a focus on East Asia, which led her to study abroad in Hong Kong in the fall of 2012. Kristyna has studied Mandarin for two and a half years and hopes to continue her study of the language by returning to China in the future. She has interned with The Republican Newspaper in Springfield, MA and works in both the Communications Office and the Office of Advancement at her college.

Kelsey Heroux is a rising senior at Wellesley College where she is pursuing a major in Sociology. Her extracurricular activities include positions as a Student Ambassador for the Wellesley Centers for Women and Events Chair for Blue Cancer Society. She traveled to London as a 2011 US-UK Fulbright Commission Summer Institute Participant. She currently holds a research assistant position for Professor Lee Cuba and an administrative position at the Wellesley Centers for Women’s Jean Baker Miller Training Institute. Kelsey is a 2013 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs Fellow. Her foreign policy interests include women’s leadership, foreign assistance, and social entrepreneurship.

Charlotte Storch is a rising junior at Yale University, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, focusing on international law, transitional justice, and processes of democratization in the North African and post-Soviet spaces. She has interned with Congressman Paul Tonko of New York’s 20th District, and works with the Yale International Relations Association to plan Model United Nations conferences for high-school students from around the world. Charlotte speaks French and some Arabic and plans to study abroad in Paris next spring.

Kathrine Tillman is a junior at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University in Minnesota, where she is majoring in Political Science and German Studies. During the school year she works as a teaching assistant for the German Department and volunteers at the Institute for Women’s Leadership. This fall she will be studying abroad in Salzburg, Austria. Kathrine’s international interests include European politics and women’s rights.

SPRING 2013

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WFPG interns Elaine Li, Meghan Wolfe, Alexandra
Eitel, Olivia Snider and Lauren Farello

 

Afghanistan MP Fawzia Koofi with WFPG interns

Alexandra Eitel is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, with a major in Comparative Studies of Asia and Western Europe in the School of Foreign Service. Alexandra’s academic focus is on Sino-American relations; she is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, in addition to speaking some French and Italian. Upon graduation this May, Alexandra hopes to move to Shanghai to work in Media or Communications. In addition to interning at WFPG, Alexandra is the Vice President of Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and acts as a Floor Supervisor at Georgetown Cupcake.

Lauren Farello, a LA native, is a third year International Affairs student at The George Washington University. Her passion for International Law and Spanish led her to study abroad at the Universidad de Sevilla in Spain, where she recently completed a semester at the law school. Lauren's past works include a UN, UN Women & UNICEF joint publication that studies gender mainstreaming in Bosnia & Herzegovina and makes recommendations for the newly formed state of South Sudan, and a publication about the signing of international human rights treaties. She has interned with Betsy Butler, Assembly member of California’s 36th District, and has acted as a Student Board Member for i-ACT, a non-profit that promotes activism on behalf of displaced Darfur refugees. Lauren has also volunteered for La Universidad de Sevilla Amnistía Internacional group, Women for Women International, and the GW Global Gender Initiative. She currently works on social media for i-ACT’s partner organization, Stop Genocide Now.

Elaine Li is a sophomore at Georgetown University, majoring in International Politics with a concentration in International Law. In addition to interning for WFPG, she is involved with the Diplomatic Ball Planning Committee, Asian American Student Association and Chinese Student Alliance on campus. Her interest lies in US-China relations and Latin America. She will be studying abroad in China this fall. Elaine’s long-term goal is to join the US Foreign Service.

Olivia Snider holds a Master's in Writing from the National University of Ireland Galway and a Bachelor's in English from the University of Mary Washington. She has worked as an activist at home and abroad, earning national recognition for her fundraising efforts in aid of the Galway Rape Crisis Centre and establishing free STD testing at UMW’s campus clinic as a 2011 Young People For Fellow. Olivia interned at ON-A Arquitectura in Barcelona, Spain, where she built on her Spanish and HTML web design skills. Her work appears in Abandoned Darlings, ROPES, 300 Reviews, and Sans Serif. Olivia also works as a Staff Writer for the online music magazine Stereo Subversion.

Meghan Wolfe is a senior at Drew University, where she pursuing a major in Women’s and Gender Studies and minor in Political Science. She is currently completing her honors thesis, which analyzes family planning and contraception policies in the United States. Last spring, Meghan spent a month in South Africa studying women’s contraceptive use and reproductive health policy. She plans to attend graduate school in the fall to study public policy with a concentration in health policy.

FALL 2012

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WFPG interns Rebecca Harris, Sara Pudimat
and Danielle Tatchio

 

Anne-Marie Slaughter with interns Carmen Nelsen,
Rebecca Harris, Liva Rugsveen, and Danielle Tatchio

 

Rebecca Harris is a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service, pursuing an MA in International Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and US foreign policy. She received a grant from Temple University in 2011 to complete her proposed undergraduate thesis entitled "Women's Rights and Gender Inequality in Saudi Arabia and Morocco Post 9/11". She is interested in exploring US foreign policy towards countries in the Levant and the Gulf and she speaks Arabic, Hebrew, and French. Rebecca hopes to pursue a career with the US Foreign Service.

Carmen Nelsen is a junior at Grinnell College majoring in Political Science. At school, she is involved in career development activities for her fellow students and is a member of the women's cross country team. Carmen has a strong interest in political leadership development in Latin American countries and hopes to one day work in US-Latin American affairs. She will be studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina this spring.

Sara Pudimat is a senior studying at American University majoring in International Studies and German, with a concentration in International Development. Last fall Sara spent the semester overseas in Berlin, Germany focusing on environmental and European studies. She is interested in studying sustainable development and food security abroad after graduation. Eventually Sara hopes to work in the Foreign Service or at a non-profit organization.

Liva Karen Stang Rugsveen is a senior at the University of Oslo, Norway, where she is completing a major in History and minor in Political Science. This fall she is enrolled in the Washington Semester Program at American University where she is studying foreign policy. She has a strong interest for US-Russia relations and the Middle East, and hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at the University Oslo and eventually a career at the Norwegian Foreign Department.

Danielle Tatchio is a graduate student at American University’s School of International Service, where she is currently studying United States Foreign Policy, focusing on National Security. In May 2012, she graduated from American University with a BA in International Studies specializing in International Politics, and with a minor in Economics. Danielle has studied abroad in the United Kingdom and traveled throughout Europe and Asia, having acquired language skills in both Spanish and Mandarin.

SUMMER 2012

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WFPG Interns Lesley Harkins, Kim Quarantello,
Elizabeth Sklar, Arielle Spinner and
Vivian Lehecka Coyne

 

Under Secretary of the Treasury
for International Affairs Lael Brainard with
WFPG Interns and Volunteers

 

Vivian Lehecka Coyne is a senior at Columbia College majoring in International Relations. Concurrently with her final year of college, she will begin work on a MA in International Affairs with Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. At school, she is the vice president of the Political Science Students Association and has tutored at the Double Discovery Center. Vivian has a strong interest in US-China relations and hopes to one day work at the State Department or a think-tank.

Lesley Harkins is a junior at Boston University majoring in International Relations with concentrations in security studies and the Middle East. She is most interested in exploring the role of Islam in Middle Eastern countries and how it influences politics in the region and internationally. Lesley is the secretary of the BU chapter of ALLIES, a club promoting dialogue between military and civilian leaders, and she hopes to study abroad in Morocco in the coming academic year.

Kim Quarantello is a senior at Wellesley College where she is completing a major in Political Science and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. She is involved in residential life as well as the political science department at Wellesley and recently completed a fellowship with the Madeleine Albright Institute for Global Affairs. Kim eventually hopes to pursue a Master's degree in foreign policy and a career with the US Foreign Service.

Elizabeth Sklar is a sophomore at Emory University. She intends to major in International Studies and minor in Environmental Studies. Elizabeth is interested in the Middle East, particularly in Israel’s role in the region, as well as the development of African governments in the post-colonial era.

Arielle Spinner is a senior at the University of California, Berkeley where she is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Rhetoric. She is the executive director of Cal Women and Youth Supporting Each Other, a female mentoring organization, and is an active member of the Jewish community at Cal. She plans to attend law school after graduation, where she hopes to focus on advocacy law.

SPRING 2012

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WFPG Interns Maryam Hassan, Michelle Sands,
Isabella Cazier, and Kelly Recker

 

UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet
with WFPG Staff, Interns, and Volunteers

 

Isabella Cazier is a recent graduate from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, where she studied Anthropology and Russian and received minors in International Studies and Comparative Literature. She spent her junior year fall semester studying in Auckland, New Zealand. Over the summer she worked in Oaxaca, Mexico with the non-profit organization Amigos de las Americas and will travel to Ecuador this coming summer as their associate project director. She is interested in women’s rights and hopes to become a public diplomacy officer in the Foreign Service.

Maryam Hassan is a recent graduate of The College of William and Mary, where she double majored in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. Before joining WFPG, she spent the summer and fall working in the Governance Programme at UNDP Somalia, in Nairobi, Kenya. She is interested in governance, capacity building, and project management. She hopes to pursue a career working in international development, specifically on programs in the Middle East and East Africa. Maryam is fluent in Somali and proficient in multiple Arabic dialects.

Kelly Recker is a recent graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her BA in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Women’s Studies. During her junior year, she focused on strategy issues and international organizations while studying abroad at Sciences Po Paris. She is interested in national security and defense, and hopes to continue her career in foreign policy as she pursues her Master’s degree in security studies.

Michelle Sands is a recent graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, where she earned her BA in Economics with a minor in Legal Studies. She spent her junior year studying political science and international affairs at Sciences Po Paris. Last summer she gained research experience as an intern for think tank analyst Dr. James McGann. Michelle is interested in domestic and foreign policy and she eventually hopes to pursue a JD/MA in International Affairs.

FALL 2011

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Ambassador Vieira of Brazil and Associate Director
Kimberly Kahnhauser with fall interns

Author Robin Wright with Ann Mangold,
Victoria Cwyk, and Mary DiAngelo

 

Victoria Cwyk is currently a graduate student at American University, studying International Communication. In May 2010, Victoria received a BA in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College. She also spent a year studying at Universit Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. She is interested in pursuing a career in public diplomacy.

Mary DiAngelo is a graduate of Washington College where she earned her BA in English with minors in Creative Writing and French. Most recently she taught conversational English at the Université d’Artois in France. Mary hopes to work for the Department of Health and Human Services where she would like to specialize in women’s health.

Reilly Everaert is a junior at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, where she is majoring in Political Science. For the fall semester of 2011, she participated in the International Law and Organizations program through the Washington Semester at American University. In the spring of 2011, she is participating in a study abroad program in Galway, Ireland. She eventually hopes to attend law school and focus on international relations.

Anna Littlefield is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she studied History and Political Science and was a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. She spent her junior spring semester studying in Florence, Italy. This past summer, Anna interned for the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and lived on the island. She is interested in human rights and history and hopes to continue with non-profit work.

Ann Mangold is a graduate student at American University's School of International Service, where she focuses on international politics, security issues and Middle East studies. Prior to graduate school, Ann earned her BS degree in Journalism from West Virginia University and spent nine years working in the corporate communications industry in New York City. Following graduate school she hopes to pursue a career in the US Foreign Service or work as a foreign affairs correspondent.

SUMMER 2011

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The Ambassador of Pakistan with Nida Vidutis,
Victoria Cwyk, Sarah Craig, and Faye Wang

Interns with Ambassador Siwela of Zambia

 

Ashley Bazzarone is a rising junior at Brigham Young University where she is on the soccer team. She plans to major in French and minor in International Relations. This summer she returned to Haiti with an NGO called the Lavelle Alliance to try and help rebuild the homes and schools that were destroyed by the earthquake.

Sarah Craig is a sophomore at Princeton University, planning on majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and minoring in Near Eastern Studies as well as Environmental Studies. She is particularly interested in human rights, Near Eastern history, and international development. She eventually hopes to attend graduate or law school to study international relations/law.

Victoria Cwyk is a recent graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she studied International Relations and French. She spent her junior year of college studying French language and politics at Universite Paul Valery in Montpellier, France. This fall, Victoria will begin a master's degree program in International Communication at American University. She is passionate about public diplomacy and hopes to one day work at the State Department.

Nida Vidutis is a senior at Columbia University double majoring in Political Theory and Anthropology. At school she is on the board of Amnesty International, President of the Political Science Student Association, and research assistant for the Political Science Department. Nida is particularly passionate about intersections between social and political theory in North African and Middle Eastern societies, and hopes to attend law school after graduation.

Yuhe (Faye) Wang is a junior at Pomona College, pursuing a joint major in Gender & Womens Studies and Economics. Her interests include the intersection of labor, migration, and diaspora as analyzed through the lens of gender and the role of media in promoting social and political movements. She hopes to eventually pursue non-profit work after graduation.

SPRING 2011

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Interns with Elisabeth Bumiller of
The New York Times

From left, Aurora Nou, Mary Feitz,
Michelle Walton, and Julie Frasco

 

Mary Feitz is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Political Science. She is studying in DC as part of the Illinois in Washington program. She has a strong interest in international women's issues, especaially health and education in Central Asia. In the future, she looks forward to going to graduate school and exploring careers in both governmental and non-governmental human rights organizations.

Julie Frasco is a recent graduate of the Schreyer Honors College at The Pennsylvania State University where she studied Political Science, International Studies and minored in Spanish. She spent her junior year working abroad in Argentina with an international human rights organization, then in her senior year she completed research on Gender and Politics. Upon graduating, she is excited to explore areas of the economic development field through both the non-profit and for profit sectors.

Aurora Nou is a senior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service where she is majoring in International Politics with a focus on International Law with a certificate in Women's and Gender Studies. Aurora is passionate about women's rights and international affairs, a combination which drew her to the Women's Foreign Policy Group. She hopes to make an impact in these fields in the future.

Michelle Walton is a sophomore in the Honors College at the University at Albany, State University of New York. She is majoring in Political Science, concentrating in Global Politics, and double minoring in History and Economics. She intends to enter the combined BA/MPA program at the University at Albany. Her current research is focused on Islamic Finance and international finance crises. After completing her MPA, she aspires to pursue another Master's in International Business Diplomacy.

FALL 2010

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WFPG staff, interns, and volunteers with
Ambassador Meera Shankar of India

 

Elizabeth Deal is a sophomore in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs and double concentrating in International Development and Conflict and Security. She hopes to continue her education with post-graduate work in linguistics with an emphasis on Arabic and eventually work in diplomatic translation. She has been a WFPG Student Member since 2007.

Elyssa Feder is a senior in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University, where she is double majoring in Women's Studies and International Affairs with concentrations in European and Eurasian Studies and Conflict and Security. She intends to pursue her doctorate in political science with a focus on gender and security in ethno-national conflict.

Elisabeth Springer is a senior at Georgetown University where she is majoring in Government with a focus on International Relations and minoring in Chinese. After spending her junior year abroad, in China for the fall and in Ireland for the spring, she hopes to travel back overseas after she graduates to work. She is particularly interested in Conflict Resolution studies and its relation to international development.

Andrea St. Pierre is finishing her Master's degree in International Relations/Political Science from Suffolk University in Boston. After receiving her Bachelor's in International Political Economy from Fordham University in New York City, she worked as a business analyst and consultant prior to entering graduate school. She is hoping to transition her career into international development or government consulting once she completes her degree in December. She is particularly interested in development and political economy issues, as well as women's human rights.

April Weathers is a junior at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a dual major in Government and Spanish. She is studying in DC as part of the CMC Washington, DC Semester Program and will finish out her junior year studying abroad in Spain. Eventually she hopes to study US foreign policy towards the rising number of supranational organizations and also their international impact.

SUMMER 2010

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(From left) Erin Greene, Jill Berardini,
Maya Babla, Ashley Bazzarone, and Jenna Zhu

WFPG staff, interns and volunteers
with Judy Woodruff

 

Maya Babla is completing her undergraduate degree in Communication and her master's degree in Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California. She is particularly interested in the role of international organizations in world affairs, women's leadership in politics, and the development of effective educational systems. Her future goals include teaching abroad and traveling immensely.

Ashley Bazzarone is a rising sophomore at Brigham Young University where she is on the soccer team. She plans to major in French and minor in International Relations. This summer she will be traveling to Haiti with an NGO called the Lavelle Alliance to try and help rebuild the homes and schools that were destroyed by the earthquake.

Jill Berardini is a junior at Princeton University, majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and minoring in Global Health and Health Policy as well as Contemporary European Politics. She eventually hopes to attend graduate school to study European economic integration and Eastern European development.

Erin Greene is a second-year master's student at the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California. Her recent research projects have focused on gender and military recruitment as well as the post-conflict reconciliation efforts in Rwanda and Cambodia. A Red Cross International Services Ambassador, she hopes to spend time teaching English in Japan and working for the Red Cross Disaster Services abroad before pursuing a Ph.D. in International Relations.

Jenna Zhu is the WFPG Communications Intern this summer. She is a rising junior at Swarthmore College, where she is double-majoring in Political Science and Psychology. She plans on studying abroad in the spring at the Institut d'tudes Politiques de Paris and she hopes to pursue graduate studies in the future.

SPRING 2010

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Kathleen Effland will graduate this May from the University of Maryland in College Park with a BA in Government and Politics. She studied Abroad in Praugue, Czech Republic and has also studied Spanish.

Elizabeth Finan is a first-year master's student at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs where she studies US Foreign Policy. She also holds a BA from Providence College, where she majored in Political Science and minored in Spanish. Between her degree programs, she spent almost two years teaching English in Japan.

Christina Fiorentini will graduate this May from Georgetown University's Pubic Policy Institute with a Master's in Public Policy and a Concentration in International Policy and Development. Before beginning her Master's program, Chrissy spent four years working at the American Museum on Natural History in New York where she served as Special Projects Manager. She received her BA in History from Columbia College in 2003 and has studied in both India and Italy.

Shannon Hosmer, the WFPG's Communications Intern, is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University where she majored in Fine Arts and minored in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She has spent three years working in Japan as an Instructor of English and Translator for the government of Akitakata City.

Mona Rai graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2009 with a double major in Health & Societies and Modern Middle Eastern Studies and a minor in South Asian Studies. In 2009 she received a State Department Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco. She is proficient in Arabic and French.

Anna Sarnek is a sophomore at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. She speaks fluent Japanese and Polish and has also studied Italian and French.

FALL 2009

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(From left) Mariko Koyamatsu, Rebekah Choate,
Foreign Minister Dr. Aurelia Fricke of Lichtenstein

WFPG interns Mariko Koyamatsu and Shannon
Hosmer with former WFPG intern Helene
Genetos and WFPG President Patricia Ellis

 

Emily Hogan is a senior at Johns Hopkins University where she majors in Political Science and minors in History and Latin American Politics. She spent last fall studying abroad in Santiago, Chile and hopes to pursue post-graduate studies abroad. 

Mariko Koyamatsu is a senior at Mount Holyoke College, where she is double majoring in Politics and Asian Studies. She has studied abroad in Beijing and Shanghai, and has interned abroad in Shenzhen, China. 

Brooke Pearson is a first year Master's student in Global Communication and US Foreign Policy at George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. She recently returned from spending a year teaching English in Macau, China on a Fulbright grant.

Shannon Hosmer is a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University where she majored in Fine Arts and minored in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She has spent three years working in Japan as an Instructor of English and Translator for the government of Akitakata City.

Rebekah Choate is a senior at American University studying International Studies. She spent last semester studying in Brussels, Belgium. Next year she is hoping to teach English in France and she will eventually be attending graduate school.

SUMMER 2009

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Kiera Bloore, Alyssa Teddy, and Amy Withmory

Caitlin Carroll and Taylor Henninger

 

Caitlin Carroll is a senior at Brigham Young University studying Political Science and minoring in Women's Studies and International Development. She plans on attending graduate school in gender and development.

Kiera Bloore is a senior at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Kiera is majoring in Culture and Politics and pursuing a certificate in African studies. Last fall, Kiera studied abroad in Tanzania at the University of Dar es Salaam.

Taylor Henninger is a recent graduate of New York University, where she focused on French and Politics. She has studied abroad in both Paris and Prague and is currently working as a Teach for America French teacher before pursuing graduate studies in international relations and security studies.

Alyssa Teddy is a senior at the University of California, Davis where she will be receiving a degree in International Relations with a focus on health and human populations and North Africa and the Middle East. She just returned from a year abroad in Lyon, France where she studied Islam and Politics at l’Institut d'tudes Politiques de Lyon.

Amy Withmory is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania where she is double-majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), with a concentration in Political Science and Religious Studies. She plans on pursuing post-graduate studies abroad.

SPRING 2009

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(From left) Caitlin Crotty, Paula Katrina Drago,
Kaitlyn Neuberger, Avni Mehta, and Katie Fricke

 

Caitlin Crotty is a junior at American University and is pursuing a dual degree in both Literature and International Studies, with a concentration in international development. She recently returned from studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin and is interested in gender issues and international health.

Paula Katrina Drago is a senior at the George Washington University where she is studying International Affairs and minoring in History. She studied abroad last year in Florence, Italy.

Kaitlyn Neuberger is a junior Culture and Politics major in the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She spent last semester abroad in Africa, studying at the University of Cape Town and living with a family in Dakar, Senegal.

Avni Mehta is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, majoring in International Politics, focusing on International Security Studies. She is also an Asian Studies certificate candidate and will study abroad in Hyderabad, India, this fall.

Katie Fricke is currently a sophomore at the University of California-Irvine where she is pursuing a degree in German Studies and Global Cultures. She has studied abroad in Berlin, Germany, and hopes to return for post-graduate studies.

FALL 2008

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Susan Eisenhower with (from left) Ashley Evans,
Emily Rose, Katie Kerl, and Helah Robinson

Interns greeting Carly Fiorina

 

Ashley Evans is a senior at American University's School of International Service, focusing on Islamic Studies, the Middle East, and Arabic. Last fall she studied abroad in Cairo, Egypt, and hopes to go back to the region after graduating in May 2009.

Emily Rose is a junior at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, specializing in American foreign policy. After her time with the WFPG she will study abroad at King's College in London.

Katie Kerl is a senior at Centenary College majoring in Global Studies and Political and Government Affairs. She is a participant of the International Law and Organizations section of the Fall 2008 Washington Semester Program at American University. Katie hopes to pursue a career in international law and diplomacy.

Helah Robinson is a senior at Georgetown University, majoring in International Politics, focusing on International Institutions, Ethics and Law. She is also an International Development Certificate candidate and studied abroad last spring in Dakar, Senegal.

 

SUMMER 2008

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(From left) Andrea Gordon, Courtney Stuckwisch,
Molly Doran, and Maureen Lanigan

 

Andrea Gordon is a junior at Boston College, where she is studying International Studies with concentrations in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies.  She also plans to minor in Italian and is studying abroad in Florence and Parma this fall.

Courtney Stuckwisch graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2007 with majors in English and French and a Government minor. She is currently teaching high school English in New Orleans, La. as a 2007 Teach For America corps member.

Molly Doran is an MA Candidate at American University, where she is studying human rights and international organizations.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Illinois Wesleyan University in 2007, with a double major in International Studies and French and Francophone Studies.

Maureen Lanigan is going to be a senior at Boston College, majoring in International Studies with a concentration in Political Science and a minor in French.  She just returned from a semester abroad in Beijing, China.

SPRING 2008

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(From left) Lauren March, Namara Smith,
Laiqah Al-habsy, and Ainab Rahman

 

Lauren March is a senior at Hope College, majoring in Political Science and French with a focus in international relations and women's issues. She is interested in a career in international affairs and international law.

Namara Smith is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis, MD where she completed the "Great Books Program". She is interested in international development.

Laiqah Al-habsy is originally from Oman and is a senior at George Mason University (graduating December, 2008). She is studying Global Affairs with a concentration on Inequalities and Responses and a minor in Women's Studies.

Ainab Rahman is from Bangladesh and is currently a junior at the College of William and Mary, where she is pursuing a major in International Relations with a minor in Women’s Studies. She is also studying religion and French.

FALL 2007

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(From left) Rebecca Schevitz,
Sarah Trumble, and Emily Brown

 

Rebecca Schevitz recently graduated from American University where she studied International Relations, Arab Studies, and French.

Sarah Trumble is a junior at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is majoring in Global Studies with a minor in Spanish and will spend the upcoming spring semester studying abroad in Spain.

Emily Brown is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, OH. Emily graduated cum laude with majors in Interdisciplinary Studies and Women’s Studies and a minor in Political Science.

SUMMER 2007

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(From left) Mollie Braverman,
Becca Balis, and Carly Rush

 

Mollie Braverman is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is majoring in History with a focus in Diplomatic History.  She speaks French and is beginning to study Spanish.

Becca Balis is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania.  She is majoring in International Relations with a focus in Development.  She is also studying French and Art History.

 

Carly Rush is a senior at Brown University.  She is majoring in Political Science, and just returned from a semester abroad in Prague.

 

FALL 2006

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(From left) Kirsten Gilbert, Claire Gallagher,
Mari Inoue and Emma Miller.

 

Claire Gallagher is a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she is majoring in International Politics with a minor in International Development. She is from Dublin, New Hampshire.

Kirsten Gilbert is a sophomore at Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University where she is studying International Affairs concentrating in South Asian Studies. A lover of languages, she studies French and Spanish and hopes to learn Tamil.

Mari Inoue is a sophomore in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University studying International Affairs, with an interest in International Development and Politics. She is fluent in Japanese and Spanish and also studies French.

Emma Miller is a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where she is studying International Law and Politics with a minor in European Studies. Born in England, she recently became a US citizen.

SUMMER 2006

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(From left) Jane Park, Emma Miller,
Sarah Groninger and Christine Elech

 

Christine Elech is a senior at Miami University in Oxford, OH majoring in Diplomacy/Foreign Affairs with minors in Spanish and Latin American Studies. She later hopes to study International Law.

Sarah Groninger is from the suburbs of Chicago, Wheaton, IL. She currently attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in Political Science, French, and International Studies.

Emma Miller is a junior in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University where she is studying International Law and Politics with a minor in European Studies. Born in England, she recently became a US citizen.

Jane Park is currently a sophomore at Yale University. She is majoring in Political Science and International Studies, and is particularly interested in international security issues. Jane is from Chicago, IL.

 

 

 

 

 

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