Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Meet the Admissions Team

The SAIS Europe Admissions Office has hired five students to help with the recruitment and admissions process for the 2014-2015 academic year. Student assistants will be responding to prospective students' emails, reaching out through social media, and will be available during Open House events to help prospective and admitted students learn about SAIS Europe. Get to know them below: 

Chelsea Boorman
Chelsea Boorman is from Miami, FL and has a B.A. in Global Studies and Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to SAIS, Chelsea interned at the U.S. Embassies in Ottawa and Paris, and conducted research in Rwanda on post-conflict reconciliation and international law. At SAIS, she is concentrating in General International Relations and Economics. Chelsea is a dual U.S. and Jamaican citizen.

Shuja Malik
Shuja Malik is a M.A. candidate at SAIS Europe concentrating in South Asia Studies. Before coming to SAIS, Shuja was with the BBC working as Producer for the Urdu Service. He was trained as a television presenter and hosted the BBC Urdu flagship radio show, Sairbeen. Prior to this, he spent two years working as a Research Assistant with a doctoral candidate working on the decision-making process of religious political parties in Pakistan. Shuja received his M.Sc. in International Relations from Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad and a B.A. in Political Science & Economics from University of the Punjab.

Laura Saiki Chaves
Laura Saiki Chaves holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Although originally from Peru, Laura grew up on Saipan, the main island in the U.S. Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and has spent most of her life living in cities along the Pacific Rim. Laura is concentrating on International Development at SAIS and her interests include international trade and Latin America.

Alice Dufeu
Alice Dufeu is from France and is concentrating on Conflict Management at SAIS Europe. Before coming to SAIS, she studied Economics and Political Science at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Alice took a year to gain professional experience and interned with both a UN liaison office in D.C. and a conflict resolution NGO in Brussels. She is hoping to work in political risk analysis after getting her M.A. from SAIS.

Tchi Sogoyou-Bekeyi
Tchi Sogoyou-Bekeyi is from Togo and has a B.A. in International Studies from American University. Tchi is concentrating in International Development at SAIS with interests in education, governance, and corruption in Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to SAIS she worked for a cultural exchange international non-profit in Bethesda, MD. She enjoys reading a good book; her favorite book is Maus by Art Spiegelman.

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