BGIA Alumni/ae


BGIA boasts an extensive alumni/ae network. Graduates of the program have gone on to pursue graduate studies at Columbia University School of Public Health, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Harvard Kennedy School, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study, University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Yale Law School, and many more. Graduates have also gone on to work at the Council on Foreign Relations, Doctors Without Borders, Demos, Foreign Policy, International Center for Transitional Justice, Open Society Foundations, US State Department, World Bank, United Nations and many others.

Featured Alumni/ae

Emily Schmall, Correspondent for The Associated Press

BGIA alumna Emily Schmall is an American journalist who currently serves as a correspondent for the Associated Press in Fort Worth, Texas. Emily's writing has appeared in publications, such as: The Associated PressThe New York TimesNewsweek and the World Policy Journal. Expand for more. Expand

Daniel Severson, Recipient of Harvard’s Presidential Public Service Scholarship

Daniel Severson is pursuing a joint JD/MPP degree at Harvard University. The Presidential Public Service Fellowship will support his work this summer at the Department of Defense.  Daniel will advise policymakers on legal issues associated with the Department’s worldwide activities. Expand for more. Expand

Eben Kaplan, Senior Consultant and Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications at Control Risks 

BGIA alumnus Eben Kaplan is a Senior Consultant and Deputy Director of Marketing & Communications at Control Risks in Washington D.C., where he divides his time between the company's information security consulting services and its marketing division.  Expand for more. Expand

Nora Jusufi, Public Relations Officer for SCAAK

Nora's work as Public Relations Officer for the Society of Certified Accountants and Auditors of Kosovo ​(SCAAK) includes social media marketing, outreach to press, translation from several different languages, and working with key stakeholders for monthly newsletters and reports to the board. Expand for more. Expand

Alumni/ae Network

Through internships, faculty contacts, and BGIA’s extensive alumni network, students develop a community that extends beyond the duration of the program to provide excellent support to recent graduates.

BGIA alumni/ae work at leading international organizations like the United Nations and International Rescue Committee, major media outlets including the Associated Press, Vice Media, and BuzzFeed, as well as think tanks and non-profits from Eurasia Group to Global Kids.

Career Development

BGIA maintains an alumni-only listserv, LinkedIn group and Facebook page to share job openings and other professional opportunities. The alumni network hosts numerous events, such as mixers, professional workshops, and holiday parties for its alumni in New York City, Washington DC, and London.