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2020 Non-profit and Government Career Fair
Friday, November 13, 2020, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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Nonprofit and Government Career Fair 
Considering a career in public service or at a nonprofit? WFPG student and young professional members are invited to attend a virtual career forum in order to gain insight and advice about working in the NGO, Non-Profit and US Government sectors. This annual event is held in partnership with George Washington University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Delaware.

The program will begin with a Zoom panel discussion with international affairs professionals, followed by a Handshake career fair where you will have the opportunity to virtually network with organization representatives and learn about internships and full-time positions. This year's fair will include employer representatives from the Council on Foreign Relations, Department of Justice, Department of State, Institute of International Education, NSA, Partnership for Public Service, and the World Bank Group. Register to see the full list of employers. Panelists are listed below.

Friday, November 13, 2020
Panel Discussion | 12 to 1 PM ET
Career Fair | 1 to 4 PM ET

WFPG Student & Young Professional Members: Registration for this event is now closed

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Employers: Employer registration is now closed.

Bethany Aquilina BrezBethany Aquilina Brez, the Senior Advisor at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, provides guidance and leadership to MCC’s senior leadership team on strategy, agency operations, foreign assistance resources, and internal policy issues. Over the course of her career at MCC, Ms. Aquilina Brez has worked on a range of US foreign assistance operations, including advising MCC countries and leading the implementation of a $44.4M policy and institutional reform program in Sierra Leone. Prior to joining MCC, she worked with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs as a Strategic Planning and Oversight Specialist; with UNFPA in New York, Sudan, and Uganda; with UNHCR in Kenya; and on education programs in Northern Uganda with a local NGO. She holds an MA and MPH from Columbia and a BA from Princeton.

Lauren CatiponLauren Catipon is the Deputy Director of the Office of African and Middle Eastern Affairs at the US Department of Energy, and has had a long career in international affairs, including as the Director for US-EU Relations, Eurasian Energy Security, and European Economics at the NSC, as a Senior Director in Government and Public Affairs at BP, and as a 20-year veteran of the US Foreign Service. As an economic officer in the Foreign Service, Ms. Catipon lived and worked in five countries (Kazakhstan, the Philippines, Georgia, Ukraine, and the Netherlands) and covered a wide range of US foreign economic policy issues, as well as science and technology, political and political-military affairs. She holds a BA in Foreign Language and Linguistics from the University of Delaware and a MA in International Affairs from GW's Elliott School.

Sandra PeperaSandra Pepera is a career diplomat and international development professional. Before joining NDI as its director for Gender, Women and Democracy, she was a senior officer at the UK's Department for International Development, where she led programmes in the Caribbean, Rwanda-Burundi and Sudan. Previously, Ms. Pepera worked in British domestic politics; lectured at the University of Ghana; and worked as a political analyst. Her experience spans strategy development, political and risk analysis, diplomacy, general management and corporate governance. Much of Ms. Pepera's career has been spent working in or on transitional economies, focusing on the building of resilient and inclusive institutions. She led work on women and politics at the University of Ghana and in outreach public policy during the unstable political transition in the early 1990s. This included supporting the ANC Women's League during South Africa's transition from apartheid to majority democratic rule.

Sarah Yerkes Sarah Yerkes is a senior fellow in Carnegie's Middle East Program, where she focuses on state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa. Dr. Yerkes is a former member of the State Department's policy planning staff, where she focused on North Africa. She was also a foreign affairs officer in the State's Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs. Prior to that, Dr. Yerkes served as a geopolitical research analyst for the US military's Joint Staff Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate (J5) at the Pentagon, advising the Joint Staff leadership on foreign policy and national security issues. She has been a fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations, and has taught at Georgetown and George Washington Universities. She holds a PhD from Georgetown University and a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard.

Kim Kahnhauser Freeman Kim Kahnhauser Freeman (moderator) is the executive director of the Women's Foreign Policy Group, a non-profit organization which promotes women’s leadership and amplifies their voices in international affairs. Since joining the WFPG team in 2006, she has held roles of increasing responsibility supporting the organization’s global issues programs, membership outreach, mentoring initiatives, and strategic development. Previously, Ms. Freeman was a Fulbright teaching fellow in Tirol, Austria, and researched public housing for the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching and Service in DC. Ms. Freeman was a 2011 State Department Young Turkey/Young America Fellow, and holds a BS in International Politics from Georgetown and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy.