Christina James is a development professional seeking to apply her skills in gender, health, and Southeast Asia to a career focused on countering violent extremism in the Middle East and South Asia. Ms. James is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Foreign Service degree, concentrating in Global Politics and Security. Prior to attending Georgetown, she taught English in Indonesia on a Fulbright Fellowship and spent two years working in northern India on an Oberlin Shansi Fellowship with a small NGO, Jagori Grameen. Previously, Ms. James interned with the Office of Global Health Diplomacy at the U.S. Department of State. In the summer of 2015, she interned with Development Transformations, a small firm which oversees development projects in fragile states. This fall, she is interning with the Office of Stability and Humanitarian Affairs in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the U.S. Department of Defense. She hopes to join the U.S. Foreign Service after graduation.
Ms. James graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with a Bachelor of Arts in Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies with a minor in Law and Society and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.