Miriam is an MSFS candidate in the Global Politics and Security concentration. Her academic interests focus on conflict and security in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly West Africa. Prior to MSFS, Miriam worked in Senegal where she was most recently a security analyst for Save the Children. In this role, she covered issues such as the jihadist conflict in the Sahel and the Boko Haram crisis in northeast Nigeria. Additionally, Miriam worked for local health, development, and microfinance organizations in Senegal, and volunteered with a humane society. Miriam received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester in 2013 with majors in International Relations and French. She interned with U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and the United Nations Association of Rochester as an undergraduate. She speaks fluent French and conversational Wolof.
MSFS’s prime location in D.C. was a big draw for me. I appreciate that I can obtain relevant work experience at top institutions and organizations to complement the knowledge and skills I’m gaining in the classroom. I also love having the opportunity to attend interesting events and meet with important people in my field.”