Bongiwe Bongwe is a first-year Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) candidate concentrating in Global Business, Finance, and Society with a focus on global government relations and building strategic cross-sector partnerships. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours in International Relations from Drew University (CLA 20'). Bongiwe is an international student from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prior to MSFS, Bongiwe gained formative experiences as a writer at Amnesty International South Africa, a research intern at the Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI), and a member of Transparency International's 2019 Transparency School cohort. Her research expertise is in controlling corruption, promoting good governance, and enhancing transparency in private-public partnerships. As an MSFS student, Bongiwe is focused on sharpening her global geopolitical risk assessment, stakeholder management, financial economic, and business analysis skills. Preparing herself for a career at the intersection of global affairs and business. At Georgetown, Bongiwe is one of the primary organizers of the Georgetown Africa Business Conference.
"I chose MSFS because it is the premier international affairs graduate program, providing its students with an exceptional education, invaluable faculty, peer and alumni network, and unlimited access to a city full of possibilities for an extraordinary career in global service."