All Leadership Team

Nancy McEldowney


Nancy McEldowney, Director, was appointed to her position as MSFS Director on July 1, 2017. Prior to joining Georgetown, she served as Director of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria.

Erin E. Guild

Associate Director

Erin E. Guild, Associate Director, oversees academic and alumni affairs for the Master of Science in Foreign Service program. In addition to supporting students, faculty, and alumni, Dr. Guild supports the efforts of the MSFS Advisory Board as it serves to strengthen the program’s academic and professional opportunities.

Rachel Yang Antoun

Assistant Director of External Affairs

Rachel Yang Antoun, Assistant Director of External Affairs, works closely with Associate Director in developing relationships with external organizations in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and abroad. In addition, she provides support to students in all aspects of their internship search by conducting workshops on internship and career searches, holding one-on-one advising sessions, providing written recommendations, and more. She also organizes MSFS DC Days and the NYC Trip.

Brian Cain

Brian Cain, Associate Director of Admissions, works with the entire staff to plan recruitment activities, organize admissions events, and help coordinate yield activities for admitted students. Brian also represents the MSFS program at recruitment events around the country.

Ja’net DeFlorimonte

Director of Admissions

Ja’net DeFlorimonte, Director of Admissions is responsible for all matters pertaining to recruitment, admissions, scholarship, and advertising. She meets with prospective students, counsels applicants, and works with the Admissions Committee in making admissions decisions.

Mei-Ling Klein

Assistant Director of Finance and Administration

Mei-Ling Klein, Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, is responsible for the oversight and management of all program funds, human resources administration, and facilities and technology management.

Sarah Krauss

Director of Academic Affairs

Sarah Krauss, Director of Academic Affairs, works with faculty and students on course offerings, registration, degree requirements, and progress toward graduation for the program. She serves as academic advisor for students pursuing joint degrees with MSFS and works closely with the MSFS Student Representatives to enhance the student experience. Sarah also manages the MSFS Oral Exams and New Student Orientation.

Mairead MacRae

Communications and Events Coordinator

Mairead MacRae, Communications and Events Coordinator, oversees and implements strategic communications for the MSFS program. Additionally, she coordinates and manages events held by MSFS, including orientation and graduation.

Paul Miller

Co-Chair, Global Politics & Security, Professor of the Practice

Professor Miller is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration Co-Chair for Global Politics & Security. At MSFS, Professor Miller teaches on international and national security and the gateway/foundation course for the GPS concentration.

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca

Co-Chair, Global Politics & Security, Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

Professor Bibbins Sedaca is Professor in the Practice of International Affairs and Concentration co-Chair for Global Politics & Security. At MSFS, Professor Bibbins Sedaca teaches courses in policy innovation, ethics and decision making, and religion and international affairs.