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Mishti Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA ’16, follows her ambitions around the world

Mishti Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA ’16, follows her ambitions around the world

For Sharmishta (Mishti) Sivaramakrishnan, ESIA BA ’16, all roads seemed to lead to a career in international affairs with an important stop at GW’s Elliott School along the way. Her journey began when she was in fourth grade in Muscat, Oman, and first heard the word “diplomacy.” Years later, as a high-school student in Singapore,

Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09 included on ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’

    Some people take a while to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Not Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09. Within a few short years after graduating, she founded The Education Global Access Program (E-Gap), a global nonprofit that trains teachers in conflict zones and areas of extreme poverty. To

Elliott School Alumna Reveals the Narrative of American Muslims

An unexpected turn led Hena Khan (M.A.’97) from her career as international development consultant to successful children’s author. Khan says she recognized the work she enjoyed the most had a strong writing component, but never dreamed of becoming a published author. “I always gravitated towards the communications projects — annual reports, briefings. I liked the

Rose Gottemoeller, MA ’81, is passionate about science and government

Since graduating from GW, Rose Gottemoeller, MA ’81, has been changing the world—literally. Rose is the Deputy Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a position she took up in October 2016. She is the first woman and second American to hold this title. “I’m still getting my feet under the table, but

Alumnus Ted Schmitt Uses Big Data to Help Endangered Species

Alumnus Ted Schmitt Uses Big Data to Help Endangered Species Ted Schmitt, ESIA MA ’06, is not your average conservationist. A technology wizard living in Seattle and working for Vulcan Inc., Schmitt wields big data as a weapon in the fight to protect the Earth’s threatened species. Most recently, he has been a key player

Alumnus Shares Enthusiasm for Science, Technology—and Amharic

In 2004, Solomon Kassa, GWSB MS ’11, left his homeland, Ethiopia, to pursue a career in his dual passions: science and technology. In 2011 he earned a Master of Science in systems technology management from the George Washington University, and in 2012, he launched a weekly science and technology show, hosting the broadcast in his

SEAS Alumnus Spearheads Launch of the American Writers Museum

It all started when Malcolm O’Hagan, DSc ’66 went to the Dublin Writers Museum, a collection of exhibits honoring the lives and works of Irish writers. Moved by the experience, Malcolm looked forward to visiting the museum’s counterpart in the United States. The only problem was, there wasn’t one. “In this country, we have halls

Alumnus Receives Prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Josh Pickar, who received his B.A. from GW in 2014, will study global governance and diplomacy as well as comparative social policy at the University of Oxford. At 22, Josh Pickar has racked up accomplishments quicker than most. He graduated high school early and came to the George Washington University only to, again, graduate early—packing

Meet Sir Ciarán Devane, GW’s Newly Knighted Alumnus

  “When you open the newspaper and see your name on that list, it feels unreal – it’s not something you can ever imagine will happen to you.” That’s the way Ciarán Devane, ESIA MIPP ’06, describes the feeling of learning this past June that he was to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. “Being

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