Emily Gray Salada
Emily Gray Salada
Emily is pursuing the Global Politics and Security concentration in the MSFS program, deepening her focus on conflict, security, and peace-related issues. Prior to Georgetown, Emily lived and taught English with Heart for Change in Colombia, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Texas, and worked with Search for Common Ground in Rwanda, the United Nations in Washington, D.C., the Texas Military Preparedness Commission in the Office of the Governor, and the City of Austin’s Community Engagement Office.
Emily received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Global Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also earned a certification in mediation & facilitation, worked as a resident assistant, and volunteered with the student organization, Nourish International, in Cameroon. Born in Germany into a military family, Emily now hails from the Texas Hill Country where her parents, three sisters, and family dog currently reside.
"Among the many great international relations programs, the MSFS program stood out to me due to its interdisciplinary nature, strong core coursework, emphasis on preparation for the workforce, location, opportunities, and reputation. I knew that the program would allow me to explore both security and conflict resolution in my course load, and prepare me to be a valuable global professional through a strong foundation in history, trade, finance, theory, and leadership. I also knew that living in the nation’s capital would provide me with access to professional groups and internships during the semester and leave the summer open for international experiences. Finally, I had heard that the breadth and depth of the Georgetown alumni network would provide support anywhere around the world, and now that I am here, I can confirm it is true.”