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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,

Worldwide Celebrations of George Washington’s Birthday

There’s nothing GW alumni love more than celebrating their namesake’s birthday. Every year, thousands of Colonials around the world get together to party like it’s 1732 (the year George Washington was born) and raise a glass to their alma mater. This year, George’s 285th birthday was feted by more than 1,500 graduates in 38 cities

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