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Alumna Lyric Thompson works for ICRW

Alumna Lyric Thompson works for ICRW
BGIA alumna Lyric Thompson is Senior Policy Manager at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in Washington, D.C. VIEW MORE >>

Ada Petiwala studies as a CASA Fellow in Egypt

Ada Petiwala studies as a CASA Fellow in Egypt
2013-08-29

BGIA alumna Ada Petiwala is studying Arabic at the American University in Cairo as a Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) Fellow. Ada was awarded a year- long grant to intensively study Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic. VIEW MORE >>

Valerie Doescher Works for the CICC

Valerie Doescher Works for the CICC
2013-04-24

BGIA alumna Valerie Doescher is a Programs Associate at the Coalition for the International Criminal Court in New York City. She serves as Executive Assistant to the Convenor, works on Coalition Membership, and coordinates the internship process. VIEW MORE >>

Alumna works for CUNY Start

Alumna works for CUNY Start
2013-03-11

BGIA alumna Rachel Oppenheimer is a Project Coordinator at the City University of New York’s CUNY Start program. CUNY Start provides intensive preparation in academic reading and writing, math, and “college success” to prospective students who have been accepted to the university because they have a high school or GED diploma, but are not ready for college-level work based on their scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests. VIEW MORE >>

Alumnus works for the ICRC in Equatorial Guinea

Alumnus works for the ICRC in Equatorial Guinea
2012-10-19

BGIA alumnus Raimondo Chiari is currently working with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as Deputy Head of the Regional Delegation for Central Africa and Head of Mission for Equatorial Guinea. VIEW MORE >>

Alumna co-founds Project Istwa for Haitian Youth

Alumna co-founds Project Istwa for Haitian Youth
2012-09-20

BGIA alumna Fiona Korwin-Pawlowski is the Vice President and Co-founder of Project Istwa, a nonprofit organization that conducts a series of seven-day workshops with Haitian youth in Haiti to promote self-empowerment, awareness, and self-expression through the use of photography. VIEW MORE >>

Alumna works for US Department of Transportation Secretary

Alumna works for US Department of Transportation Secretary
2012-07-31

BGIA alumna Ashley Nash- Hahn is the Associated Director of Speechwriting for the Office of the Secretary at the US Department of Transportation. She serves as the lead speechwriter for Secretary Ray LaHood. VIEW MORE >>

Alumna working at Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia

Alumna working at Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia
2012-07-19

BGIA alumna Yana Kusayeva is spending her summer in Tajikistan where she is monitoring and evaluating programs at the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia (EFCA-Tajikistan), and is helping implement the new “Building Tajik Youth's Confidence in Democracy" Project. VIEW MORE >>

Alumna Interning with the Hungarian Embassy

Alumna Interning with the Hungarian Embassy
2012-07-12

BGIA alumna Barbara Hanis is interning at the Hungarian Embassy in Washington DC this summer. She is helping to organize and manage cultural events, developing content for the website, tracking and preparing daily press clips, attending cultural and government events throughout the city, and assisting Hungarian nationals when visiting the Embassy. VIEW MORE >>

Alumna works at the NYC Housing Authority

Alumna works at the NYC Housing Authority
2012-06-12

BGIA alumna Annel Cabrera is a Zone Coordinator at the New York City Housing Authority’s Office of Resident Economic Development and Sustainability.
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Alumnus Recognized by "Long Island Business News"

Alumnus Recognized by "Long Island Business News"
2012-05-14

This month, BGIA alumnus Peter DeBartolo was named "One to Watch in Education" by Long Island Business News for his innovative educational and diplomatic initiatives at Adelphi University. VIEW MORE >>

Alumnus Practices Medicine in Chile

Alumnus Practices Medicine in Chile
2012-03-29

BGIA alumnus Brian Block is currently in his final year at Harvard Medical School and in the midst of a two month elective that has him working as a clinician in a family medicine clinic in Santiago, Chile. VIEW MORE >>

Alumnus Graduates from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

Alumnus Graduates from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
2012-02-29

BGIA alumnus Zach Kussin graduated from the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism with a MA in Arts and Culture in December 2011. Zach is now an Editorial Assistant with The Real Deal Magazine. VIEW MORE >>

Alum Works for Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Alum Works for Bloomberg New Energy Finance
2012-02-22

BGIA alum Salim Morsy is the Lead Bioenergy Analyst in Latin America for Bloomberg New Energy Finance in São Paulo, Brazil. He produces research and analysis on the ethanol markets of Brazil covering investment trends, supply and demand, margins, supply costs and policy. He has often been quoted in the media, including Businessweek and Bloomberg News. VIEW MORE >>

BGIA Alumna Works on Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner

BGIA Alumna Works on Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize winner
2012-02-15

BGIA alumna Gaia Filicori was Casting Associate and Production Coordinator for Sundance Film Festival 2012 Grand Jury Prize-winner, “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
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BGIA Alumna to participate in Abu Dhabi Conference

BGIA Alumna to participate in Abu Dhabi Conference
2012-02-09

In March, BGIA alumna Elizabeth Dovell will take part in Zayed University’s Women as Global Leaders Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. VIEW MORE >>

BGIA Alumna selected as Faiths Act Fellow

BGIA Alumna selected as Faiths Act Fellow
2012-01-31

BGIA alumna Nomi Teutsch was selected as a 2011- 2012 Faiths Act Fellow with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation’s Faith Act Program.
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Alumna Serves in the Obama Administration

Alumna Serves in the Obama Administration
2010-01-27

Betsaida Alcantara, BGIA Fall ’03, was appointed back in February 2009 to serve as Deputy Press Secretary for Obama's environment chief, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. VIEW MORE >>