Rachel is a dual-degree student in the MSFS and MPP programs. Her MSFS concentration is Global Politics and Security, as part of which she focuses on human rights, international law, and diplomacy. For her public policy degree, she is writing a thesis on the relationship between electoral systems and gender-based wage gap.
Benedicta was born and raised in Germany. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth. Her academic interests are the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as refugees and forced migration. In the MSFS program, she concentrates in Global Politics and Security.
Muzna is a first-year Masters of Science in Foreign Service Candidate concentrating in International Development. Prior to MSFS she worked with Teach for America Corp as a bilingual teacher. Muzna holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the University of California, San Diego and earned a master’s in Bilingual Education from Canisius College in 2018.
Albert is a first-year student in the MSFS program and the 2018 recipient of the MSFS Africa Scholarship. He is pursuing Global Business and Finance concentration and also hopes to expand his studies into the field of international development in his second year. His academic interests include international economics, project finance, corporate finance, and investments in emerging markets.
Ausan is a second-year Master of Science in Foreign Service student concentrating in Global Politics and Security, with a particular emphasis on the Middle East and LGBTQ issues in the region.
Mayaz follows the Global Politics and Security concentration in the MSFS program, focusing on international political economy. He graduated from McGill University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. Mayaz is dual citizen of Bangladesh and Canada, but was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Maha is a second-year MSFS student at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. A human rights researcher by profession, she has chosen to focus her studies on the intersection of human rights and technology within the Global Politics and Security concentration.
Kathleen is a second-year Master of Science in Foreign Service student concentrating in Global Politics and Security. Her regional focus is China and East Asia, and her academic interests include U.S.-China political and economic relations, East Asian policy, trade, and political risk. She is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Azad is a first- year MSFS student from Los Angeles, California concentrating in Global Politics and Security. He is interested in the nexus of human rights and security, especially in freedom of religion or belief and religious extremism. Azad holds a Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he studied history, with a focus on the Middle East.
Sylvia hails from Woodbridge, Virginia and has strong family ties in Ghana. Her concentration in the MSFS program is International Development. She has strong interests in West Africa, female empowerment, and ways in which the private sector can increase development in Africa.