Emily Gray Salada
Emily Gray is from Austin, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Global Studies from the University of Texas at Austin where she pursued a certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies and was a Fall 2014 Congressman Archer Fellow. As an undergraduate, she volunteered in Cameroon on a women’s economic empowerment project; spent a summer studying the European Union in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, and Kosovo; and interned with the Texas Military Preparedness Commission in the Office of Governor of Texas and with the United Nations in DC. Since graduating, she has worked with Search for Common Ground, AmeriCorps, and the Colombian Ministry of Education in Rwanda, Colombia, Texas, and Washington, DC, and learned to speak Spanish. Emily is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) at Georgetown University, concentrating in Global Politics and Security. In addition to her studies, she has served on the board of the Georgetown Anti-Poverty Society and interned with the Defense Sector Plans Team in the Political-Military Affairs Bureau at the Department of State. She is particularly interested in post-conflict reconstruction, U.S. national security, and public diplomacy, and hopes to pursue a career in public service.
"The reason I chose the MSFS program at Georgetown was due to its heritage of service as well as the opportunity to learn from distinguished professionals at the top of their fields. Additionally, studying in Washington, DC, provides numerous occasions to connect with international affairs organizations, institutions, and networks."