Emily Blair, Communications Intern
Emily Blair is a recent graduate from American University, where she earned her MA in strategic communication. She previously received her BA in history and international relations from King’s College London. Her interest in the Women’s Foreign Policy Group stems from a lifelong passion for international studies and a desire to support and learn from women in leadership roles. Her academic interests lie in Cold War history, propaganda studies, and intercultural relations. Before her internship with WFPG, Emily worked as a freelance writer, a middle school instructional assistant, and a yoga instructor. She is excited to learn more about nonprofit management and to continue honing her communications skills this semester.
Sierra Jones, Programs Intern
Sierra Jones is a sophomore at Arizona State University enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies alongside a certificate in Human Rights. Previously, Sierra served as a Junior Fellow at Arizona State, where she collaborated with Dr.Henry Sivak and various social impact organizations across the Phoenix Valley area to develop a service-learning capstone class for the School of Politics and Global Studies. Additionally, Sierra volunteered at the International Rescue Committee Asylum Seeking Welcome Center and served as a WorldPackers volunteer in Tanzania and Costa Rica. Currently, Sierra is studying in Washington, D.C. for a semester, where she is learning about diplomacy through her classes with former Ambassador Roderick Moore. Passionate about law, international affairs, and human rights, Sierra aims to integrate these interests into her future career. She is eager to expand her knowledge and gain practical experience in international affairs, policy communication, and research during her time as a Programs Intern at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group this spring.
Clarice LeBow, Communications Intern
Clarice LeBow is a fourth-year undergraduate student at George Washington University studying International Affairs with a concentration in International Economics and a second degree in Spanish Language and Literature. She previously interned at FTI Consulting in the Public Affairs department, as well as at the Virginia Small Business Development Center as an International Market Research Associate. She also works at the GW Smith Athletics Center as a Building and Events Manager. Clarice is interested in corporate communications, especially for companies with cross-border operations or who are looking to expand abroad. She is excited to learn more about strategic communications and international affairs during her time as a Communications Intern at Women’s Foreign Policy Group.
Riley Sullivan, Programs Intern
Riley Sullivan is a third-year undergraduate student at George Washington University double majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with a concentration in Gender in International Affairs. Riley works as a field organizer for political campaigns in the local DMV area and serves as a Community Engagement Assistant for Campus Living and Residential Education at GW. She plans to integrate her passion for gender equality and equity in her higher education pursuits when she begins her accelerated MA in Security Policy Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in the Fall of 2024. She hopes to work in security policy formation and help to provide the gendered perspective that is critical for comprehensive policy, especially during conflict. Riley is excited to learn from her colleagues, members, and speakers during her time as a Programs Intern this semester at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group.
Gemma Tolomeo, Programs Intern
Gemma Tolomeo is a junior at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, double majoring in History and Political Science. As an aspiring historian, she focuses her studies on American history, foreign relations, and campaign financing, and is a member of Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society. Gemma spent her Spring 2023 semester studying in London, where she worked as a legal intern for Legal Action Group, a non-profit focused on providing legal assistance for all. Additionally, she served as a finance intern for Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin’s campaign and held intern positions at Badger Meter and the Washington County Community Development Department. Gemma is excited to work as a Programs Intern at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group to expand her foreign policy knowledge and develop her planning, communication, and research skills.