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The Asian Studies Program at Georgetown University boasts a distinguished group of graduate degree and certificate alumni, many of whom maintain active correspondence with the program. Alumni work now in a wide range of fields including, but not limited to banking, non-profit, government, entertainment, international consulting, and medicine.

Alumni Spotlight

Jennifer Mayer

Alumni Spotlight: Jennifer Mayer (MASIA ’17)

Jennifer Mayer graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017, concentrating in politics and security with a focus on China. She is currently a Senior Associate at Dataminr in Seattle, Washington where she is responsible for informing clients in news, government, and business of major national and international developments in real-time. Her work combines cutting-edge technologies with Asia expertise so clients can know first and act faster.

Brian Moore

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Moore (MASIA ’17)

Brian Moore graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017. He is currently a Sanctions Compliance Officer in the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). OFAC is tasked with creating and implementing sanctions programs against those that threaten U.S. national security system, including the U.S. economy and the global financial system.

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Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Killough (MASIA ’17)

Catherine Killough graduated with a M.A. in Asian Studies in 2017 with a concentration in Politics and Security. Currently, she is the Roger Hale Fellow at the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation dedicated to reducing and eventually eliminating the threats posed by nuclear weapons.

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Alumni Spotlight: From MASIA to Ph.D. Candidates

Not all MASIA students pursue a career in the private or public sector immediately after graduation. In this special feature of the “Alumni Spotlight,” learn about some of the MASIA alumni who are taking their studies to the next level as competitive Ph.D. students.

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Alumni Spotlight: Olivia Lamb (MASIA ’16)

Olivia Lamb graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2016. While at Georgetown, she focused her research on China and international political economy, earning a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Currently, Olivia works at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing.

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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Scott Bell (MASIA ’16)

Anna Scott Bell has graduated with an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2016. Follow the link to learn about Anna and her journey from MASIA student to Washington professional as well as her advice to current and prospective students.