Aaron Ratz hails from the great state of Minnesota, and is part of the MSFS class of '22, concentrating in Global Politics and Security with an emphasis in US-Russian relations, market and political liberalization in Post-Soviet Countries. Prior to Georgetown, Aaron worked in the private sector; primarily in management consulting and aerospace. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, and served in the Republic of Moldova where he lived for three years. Aaron has an MBA in International Business from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Aaron is currently interning with the Department of State’s Pathways program, and will intern in Spring ’21 at the US Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine and the US Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in Summer ’21.
After Georgetown, Aaron is interested in transitioning full-time to the State Department and eventually becoming a Foreign Service Officer. He speaks Russian, Romanian, reads/writes Arabic and is studying Italian at Georgetown.
"I chose Georgetown/MSFS because of the unparalleled reputation the university and program have cultivated. Studying at Georgetown has given me the exposure and networking opportunities that no other university can offer. Learning from practitioners with decades of experience gives students an insight and advantage that few programs can claim to offer."