Stephanie Arzate is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying Culture and Politics. She is passionate about women’s leadership and strongly believes empowering women is the key to a country’s development. During undergraduate career, Stephanie has interned at a number of women’s rights organizations, including the International Women’s Democracy Center, the Women in Public Service Project, Women LEAD, and Women Thrive Worldwide.
Ms. Crouch is a Master of Arts candidate in the Asian Studies Program in SFS. She is also the Managing Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs. Previously, she worked at both the American Enterprise Institute and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and has interned at the Department of Defense. In addition to cyber issues, her academic interests include U.S.-China relations and regional security trends in Asia.
Mr. Ding-Everson is in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, with a concentration in Global Politics and Security. Prior to coming to Georgetown, he spent a year in South Korea under the Fulbright Program and several years in Japan working in international development and the energy sector. His main area of interest is US foreign policy in East Asia, particularly on post-WWII reconciliation between South Korea and Japan, as well as North Korean human rights and nuclear proliferation. He is currently pursuing a Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies.
Katie Paul is a second-year in the MSFS program concentrating in Global Politics & Security. Before coming to Georgetown, she worked as a journalist at Newsweek and conducted a Fulbright fellowship in Damascus, Syria. She has completed assignments throughout the Middle East for Human Rights Watch, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, al-Monitor, The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, and the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
Mina Erika Pollmann is a senior in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy. She is an Honors Candidate and participant of the Georgetown-Japan 2020 Initiative. Her research interests focus on Japan's security and regional diplomacy. She has written pieces on Japan's politics that have been published in The Diplomat.
Lindsey Schmidt is a Master of Arts candidate in the Arab Studies program where she focuses on Islamist movements and militant organizations in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. She has travelled to Egypt, Morocco and Oman and previously interned at the Department of State and National Defense University.
Louise Stenfors Virenfeldt is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Foreign Service program, concentrating in Global Politics and Security. Her research at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy explores the viability of humanitarian safe zones in the context of the Syrian crisis, drawing on historical and contemporary case studies such as the Central African Republic and South Sudan. Louise Stenfors Virenfeldt holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Cambridge and has worked and traveled extensively in the Middle East.