Class of 2018

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Keishi Abe

Hometown: Sendai, Japan
Undergraduate Education: Hokkaido University, Medicine
Professional Experience: Medical doctor; Government official
Languages: Japanese & English

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A. Kwabena Akuamoah-Boateng

Hometown: Sunyani, Ghana
Undergraduate Education: University of Ghana, Geography and Resource Development
Professional Experience: Social Media Assets Manager, U.S. Embassy Ghana
Languages: English & Akan

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Katherine Ayanian

Hometown: Wayland, MA
Undergraduate Education: Washington University in St. Louis, International Affairs
Professional Experience: Associate, Chemonics International, Supply Chain Solutions Division; Assistant Manager, Jefferson Consulting Group; Intern, U.S. Department of State, Iraq Desk; U.S. Mission to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland
Languages: French

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Michael Battalia

Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Undergraduate Education: London School of Economics, International Relations
Professional Experience: Strategy consulting with Monitor Deloitte in Beirut and Dubai
Languages: French, Arabic & Spanish

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Carlsky Belizaire

Hometown: Valley Stream, New York
Undergraduate Education: Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Queens College
Professional Experience: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
Languages: Haitian Creole

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Gregory M. Bernstein

Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Undergraduate Education: U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Government
Professional Experience: Lieutenant, U.S. Coast Guard; DWO, Mission Commander, & Assistant Navigator – USCGC MORGENTHAU & JARVIS; Commanding Officer – USCGC TERRAPIN; Office of the Deputy Commandant for Operations
Languages: Spanish

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Elizabeth Blythe

Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Undergraduate Education: University of San Diego, International Relations and French
Professional Experience: English teacher in a rural village in western Namibia; Program management at an international education nonprofit; Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice; United States Department of State
Languages: French

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William Brennan

Hometown: Leonia, NJ
Undergraduate Education: Trinity College, History & German Studies
Professional Experience: Corporate Legal Assistant at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP; Corporate Legal Assistant at Deutsche Bank USA; Peace Corps, South Africa; Fulbright Program, Germany
Languages: German, Spanish, French, and isiZulu

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Dineo Brinson

Hometown: New Rochelle, New York
Undergraduate Education: Spelman College, Spanish
Professional Experience: U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), Global Ties U.S. Review Grantee; Latin American Association, Translation and Interpretation Consultant; Spelman College, Associate Director of Alumnae Affairs; U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Equal Opportunity Specialist
Languages: Spanish, Swahili

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Gustavo Brown

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Undergraduate Education: Seattle University, Business
Professional Experience: Military
Languages: Spanish