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Alumna Receives Harvard Education Award

Alumna Receives Harvard Education Award

  This past May, Jane Lee, ESIA ’08, was awarded the Harvard Graduate School of Education Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award for the Human Development and Psychology Program. The award, which recognizes 13 students (one from each Ed.M. program), honors the recipients’ dedication to scholarship and the ways in which each student enhanced the academic life

Celebrating George Washington’s 284th Birthday

George Washington was born on Feb. 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, and for the past seven years, GW alumni have honored their namesake with worldwide celebrations known as George’s Birthday Bashes. From London to Beijing and California to D.C., nearly 1,000 GW alumni participated in 30 bashes across the U.S. and 23 more around the globe

Changing the Future of Healthcare: One Alum’s Vision

Remember our Class of ’08 spotlight about double alumnus and entrepreneur Ketan Patel? Patel is the founder of Dr. Interns, a non-profit that aids health care issues in developing countries by providing medical and healthcare internships abroad. Our friends at the Luther Rice Society recently caught up with Patel to learn more about Dr. Interns

Anousheh Ansari, 1st Woman Private Space Explorer, Joins Scientific BoD

Anousheh Ansari, SEAS MS ’92, the first female private space explorer, first space ambassador and first astronaut of Iranian descent, has joined CRDF Global’s board of directors. The company, an independent nonprofit organization, promotes international scientific and technical collaboration through grants, technical resources, training and services. Ansari became the fourth ever—and first female—private spaceflight participant

Field Notes from Rwanda: One Alum’s Journey

For Luis Blandon, CCAS BA ’85, ESIA MA ’92, storytelling is more than a passion—it’s a calling. Blandon, a freelance content developer with expertise in writing and visual storytelling, has worked on a variety of projects, television shows to documentaries. “I love talking about what’s really happening—not numbers and facts, but the nuances of places

Alumnus Carl Lutz Posthumously Awarded GW President’s Medal

Alumnus Carl Lutz, CCAS BA ’24, was honored at a university ceremony for saving 62,000 Hungarian Jews during Holocaust, and James Irwin from GW Today was onhand to capture this momentous event: At the height of World War II, as the Nazis attempted to finish their heinous extermination of European Jews, a Swiss diplomat stationed

Alumna Receives Fulbright Student Program Scholarship

Cheryl Walton, CCAS BA ’11, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Malaysia for an English Teaching Assistantship. She departed in early January to begin her service. During her time at GW, Walton was involved with several student organizations, and also volunteered in the DC community. Walton also served on the executive

5 Questions with a USAID Foreign Service Officer

Changing the world is just part of the job for Jean-Marc Gorelick, ESIA MA ’09.  Gorelick is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Foreign Service Officer currently serving in Afghanistan as a Senior Elections Advisor in Kabul. USAID Foreign Service Officers (FSOs) are responsible for developing and managing foreign assistance programs that encompass

5 Questions with USAID Assistant Administrator

In Sept. 2013, Angelique Crumbly, ESIA BA ’89, was sworn in as the the assistant administrator of the Bureau for Management for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). We recently sat down with this ESIA alumna, who also holds a graduate degree in public management from Georgetown, to find out about her new