The WFPG's Young Professional Network is a member-led DC-based discussion group open to all WFPG student and young professional members. The network meets monthly and has professional development and smaller substantive issues discussions hosted by members, as well as networking happy hours and social events. WFPG helps bring in members and experts to engage in an informal discussions about their career paths, work, and their experiences in the field. Topics and speakers are chosen by network members.

Join the YP Network: If you are a WFPG member interested in joining the group, please email [email protected] for the registration link. Not yet a member? Learn more and join the WFPG

Contact our Co-Chairs: Have questions for the network co-chairs or ideas for speakers or events? Email us at [email protected].




Allison Ford, United Technologies
Diana Caley, USAID Office of Food for Peace
Simone Peloquin, Impl. Project
Suzanne McGuire, US Department of Defense
Menaka Nayyar, US Foreign Service
Alice Calder, Student Co-Chair
Alice CalderAlice recently graduated with an MA in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. She also graduated from the University of Exeter with a BA in philosophy and political economy. Previously, she worked in the operations office of the Institute of Economic Affairs, in the Koch Associate Program as a Development Associate at Mercatus & IHS, as well as the Koch Internship Program at CEI. Alice's research interests include immigration, international trade, and the intersection of economics and culture. | LinkedIn Profile
Katarina O'Regan, Student Co-Chair
Katarina O'ReganKatarina recently graduated with an MS in Foreign Service at Georgetown where she focused on human security issues, specifically within the context of migration and displacement. Previously, she worked at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh, British Embassy in DC, Partners in Health Liberia, and NDI. As a graduate student, she interned with Refugees International, the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, and IOM in Uganda. She was also a teaching assistant to Dr. Madeleine Albright. Katarina previously attended Fordham, where she studied abroad in Tunisia and graduated with a BA in International Studies. | LinkedIn Profile
Natalie Winston, Young Professional Co-Chair
Natalie WinstonA recent graduate from the University of Minnesota, Natalie moved to Washington, DC in January 2018 to begin her career in foreign policy. Previously, she has worked in research, communications, non-profits, and think tanks. She is currently working as a program assistant in the Office of Food for Peace at USAID. Her areas of interest include US foreign policy, European & Eurasian affairs, gender and women's rights, humanitarian assistance, and international development. | LinkedIn Profile