Anya Elisabeth Gorodentsev
Anya is from Boston, Massachusetts, but spent a short portion of her childhood living in Moscow, Russia. She graduated in 2019 from the University of Vermont with a dual degree in Russian Studies and Political Science. At UVM, she was captain of the Women's Division 1 Indoor/Outdoor Track and Field teams and graduated as an Honors College scholar after writing a thesis on Russia’s Arctic policies and its implications for NATO. She also spent a semester studying at St. Petersburg State University where she participated on the track team and tutored English for Russian children. Before starting at Georgetown, she worked at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Center for the National Interest as a Program/Research Assistant. She has also interned at the Treasury Department, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Statehouse. Anya is currently concentrating in Global Politics and Security and pursuing a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies at MSFS. She also serves as Vice President of Professionals in Russian, Eastern European Studies at SFS and an MSFS fellow for Professor Joseph Helman. Following graduation from MSFS, she hopes to become a Political Foreign Service Officer with the State Department.
"I chose MSFS because it has always been my dream to become a Foreign Service Officer, but I wanted to pursue a more intensive academic program a practical professional focus on international relations while learning from world-class experts and expanding my network of peers in the international community before embarking on my career path- Also my mom was an MSFS grad!"
"Gorodentsev, Anya. “How the Coronavirus Is Crippling U.S. National Security Efforts in the Arctic.” The National Interest, The Center for the National Interest, 30 Mar. 2020, nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/how-coronavirus-crippling-us-national-security-efforts-arctic-139132.
Gorodentsev, Anya. “Will the Arctic Become the Next South China Sea?” The National Interest, The Center for the National Interest, 17 May 2020, nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/will-arctic-become-next-south-china-sea-155046.
Gorodentsev, Anya. “It Would Be a Foreign Policy Faux Pas to Overlook Kazakhstan.” The National Interest, The Center for the National Interest, 2 Apr. 2020, nationalinterest.org/feature/it-would-be-foreign-policy-faux-pas-overlook-kazakhstan-140377. "