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5 Questions with a USAID Foreign Service Officer

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: From Anthro Major to Holistic Health Coach

When Marie Frohlich, CCAS BA ’85, studied anthropology at GW, she didn’t know she’d one day be a holisitic health coach, collaborating with both individuals and organizations that seek sustainable wellness solutions. But as Frohlich explains, “anthropology is the study of man, and GW’s program was grounding and broad. I still marvel at the amazing

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

5 Questions: Alum Author Shares Afghanistan Experience

As we recently shared, Carlos Terrones, CCAS BA ’98, published the book, The Other Front in Afghanistan: Stories of Maiwand Building Governance & Development.  Terrones, an international development practitioner, has worked on international development projects related to good governance and civil society in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.   We caught up

Five Questions: Fighting Anti-LGBT Laws in Russia

Joe Goldman, CCAS BA ’11 is the program associate for legislative affairs and intergroup relations at the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) in San Francisco.  JCRC represents Bay Area synagogues and Jewish organizations on issues impacting the rights and protection of Jews as individuals and as a community. One of those issues has been the

Five Questions with the DNC Communications Director

Mo Elleithee, GSPM  MA ’96, serves as the director of communications for the Democratic National Committee. We were able to catch up with Elleithee to ask him about advice for aspiring political operatives, how he communicates his party’s story, and his thoughts on college basketball: GW:  You’ve been incredibly successful in your career working on campaigns and

Five Questions with Award-Winning Alum Chef

If you keep tabs on the culinary world, chances are you’ve heard of Ari Taymor, ESIA BA ’07—his LA restaurant was recently named Best New Restaurant by Bon Appétit. We caught up with Ari to find out about his work and his journey as a chef—part of which he credits to GW: “Without the confidence