Calvin is a junior student pursuing a political science degree along with minors in peace studies and violence prevention and public and urban affairs. Calvin is interning with the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Change during his WSGE semester. Calvin’s academic interests include international and environmental affairs, and he is seeking to work in the public sector and international organizations after graduation.
Luca is a sophomore at Virginia Tech studying National Security and Foreign Affairs, as well as Economics. He is currently an intern at The Eisenhower School, the National War College focused on National Resources Strategy. His responsibilities include conducting research for faculty, helping plan conferences and events, and intern outreach. His background is international, having moved around the world during his youth, and he hopes to continue this by pursuing a career in the Foreign Service.
IRA LONG III
Ira is junior at Virginia Tech. Majoring in political science and minoring in Arabic. He is a Bipartisan Intern on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. He plans to continue his graduate education upon graduation.
Ryan is a senior at Virginia Tech studying political science. He participated in the Spring 2018 Washington Semester in Global Engagement where he worked at the Iraqi Embassy during the semester.
Gentry Aiken is a senior at Virginia Tech. This Spring, he will be serving as an intern at the House of Representatives. Gentry’s areas of interest are, National Security, Middle East relations, Military, History, and Technology.
Tinsae is a senior majoring in International Studies with a concentration in foreign policy and security and a minor in global engagement. Currently, he is an intern in the Military and Security Studies Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Monique is an International Public Policy and Spanish major. She is a spring 2018 Governmental Affairs Intern at Citizens’ Climate Lobby and works in Patron Services at the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech. Monique hopes to utilize her Spanish speaking skills and work in global development in her future career.
Megan is a junior at Virginia Tech with a double major in political science and professional and technical writing. This semester, she is excited to intern for Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area. As a reception and placement intern, Megan explores refugee and immigrant services and the daily work of non-governmental organizations.
Evan is a junior at Virginia Tech pursuing a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in national security and foreign policy. After completing his undergraduate degree, Evan plans to attend graduate school in Washington, D.C. and dedicate a career within the public sector. In the past, Evan has worked as a restaurant manager, and on the political campaigns of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and Virginia House of Delegates Representative Chris Hurst. Through his experience with Virginia Tech’s Washington Semester in Global Engagement, he has gained a more worldly perspective that has bolstered both his academic and professional careers. Originally from Hampton Roads, VA, Evan spends his free time with his dog, traveling, and experiencing new foods and films.
AIDA FERNANDEZ BRILLET
Aida is an exchange at student at Virginia Tech from Spain. The first two years of her degree in Universidad de Oviedo (Spain) she studied the basis of economics. Last year her studies took her to the Université de Montpellier (France), where she focused on economics, management and international relations. This year at Virginia Tech (U.S.) her focus has been on International Affairs with subjects such as Global Development, Environmental Economics or Global Aspects of Intellectual Property Law. Aida is currently interning with the Center of Excellence of the French Embassy in the United States.
Alex Earley Is a junior at Virginia Tech studying International Studies: National Security & Foreign Affairs with a minor in Spanish. For the spring semester of 2018, he is interning at the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Following graduation, he plans on attending graduate school and pursuing a career in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer.