Current Students

 

Current Students of Georgetown University's M.A. in Democracy and Governance Program

Saki Araida (second year)
Manuel Ayulo (first year)
Evan Chiacchiaro (second year)
Brittany Gaddy (second year)
Olan Johnson (second year)  
Kate Kizer (first year)                                                      
Elizabeth Lievens (second year)   
Emerald Litke (first year)                                                                   
Ahmed Mohamed (first year)                                                              
Jessica Mortellaro (second year)                                                       
Elizabeth O'Hara (second year)                                                            
Monica O'Hearn (third year)    
Marin Ping (second year)  
Dessy Pramita (first year)       
Sundar Ramanujam (second year)   
Stephanie Roland (second year)                                                            
Allison Schlossberg (first year)    
Laura Sinclair (first year)         
Tom Williams (second year) 
Ann Weber (second year)  
Yufei Zhang (second year)                                                                  
Jasmine (Hanxianbo) Zhao (second year)

Saki Araida

Education:
B.A. Social Sciences, Waseda University, Toyko

Interests:
Elections, Political Parties, Public Opinion, Democracy 

Languages:
Japanese, English

Manuel Ayulo

Education
Lic. Poltical Science and Government,  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

Interests:
Program Design and Evaluation, Comparative Politics, Political Institutions, Contentious Politics, Development

Languagues:
English, Spanish

Brittany Gaddy

Education: 
B.A. International Relations, Wheaton College
Certificate in Human Needs and Global Resources

Interests:
Africa, Comparative Democratization, Development

Languages:
English, Spanish, French

Olan Johnson

Education: 
B.A. International Relations, American University
M.A. Global Security Studies, The Johns Hopkins University

Interests:
Post-conflict transition to democracy,  governance and community-driven development, marginalized communities and community/urban planning, gender, and poverty-reduction.

Languages:
English

Elizabeth Lievens 

Education: 
B.A. International Relations Creighton University

Interests:                                                                                   

Middle Eastern Politics, Women's Rights, Democracy Transition

Languages:                                                                         

English, Spanish, Farsi

Emerald Litke

Education: 
B.A. Poltical Science, French and German Minors, University of Mississippi

Interests: 
International Government Relations, Democracy Promotion, Human Rights, Foreign Policy

Languages: 
English, French, German

Jessica Mortellaro

Education: 
B.A. Politics, Ithaca College
B.A. History, Ithaca College

Interests:
Democracy Promotion Reform, Human Rights, Democratic Transitions

Languages:
English, Spanish

Elizabeth O'Hara

Education: 
B.A. Economics, International Relations, Lynchburg College

Interests:
Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, Civil Society, Economic Reform

Languages:
English, Spanish

 

Monica O'Hearn

Education: 
B.A. Romance Languages and Literature, University of Notre Dame

Interests:
Elections, Middle East and North Africa, comparative democratization, and authoritarian regimes.

Languages:
English, French, Italian, Spanish, Arabic

Marin Ping

Education: 
B.A. International Studies, Spanish, Allegheny College, PA

Interests:
Democratic Transitions, Illiberal Democracies, and Bureaucratic Authoritarianism

Languages:
English, Mandarin, Spanish  

Dessy Pramita

Education: 
B.A. Poltical Science, Universitas Indonesia

Interests:
Comparative Politics, Democratization, Elections, Political Parties, South East Asian Politics

Languages:
English, Indonesian, Javanese

Sundar Ramanujam 

Education: 
Electronics & Communication Engineering, Shiv Nadar University, India

Interests:
Constitutional Studies, Political Institutions and Comparative Politics in Latin American and South Asian Democracies

Languages:
English, Hindi, Tamil, French, Telugu 

Allison Schlossberg                                                                                

Education:

B.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University

Interests:                                                                                  Corruption, Electoral Reform, Political Parties/Institutions, Latin America                                                                                                                                                                                                

Languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese

Laura Sinclair

Education: 
B.A. Human Services, Loyola University Chicago

Interests:
Diplomacy, Electoral Reform, Latin America, Political Parties, Civil Society

Languages:
English, Spanish

Stephanie Roland

Education
B.A. Political Science, Northwestern University

Interests:
Diplomacy, Democratization in Central and Eastern Europe, and the EU & Enlargement

Languages:
English

Ann Weber

Education: 
B.A. History and Theology, University of Notre Dame
Diploma in International Relations, Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria

Interests:
Rule of law and human rights, political institutions, and post-conflict transitions to democracy.

Languages:
English, German, French, Spanish 

Tom Williams

Education:
B.A. Political Science, Arizona State University

Interests:
Democratic Transitions, Latin America, Political Parties, Hybrid Regimes

Languages:
English, Spanish

Yu Zhang

Yufei Zhang

Education:
B.A. Literature of Drama & Movie, Hainan University, China
M.A. Media Cultures, City University of Hong Kong

Interests:
Comparative Democratization, Democratization in East Asia, Corruption and Political Institutions

Languages:
English, Mandarin, Cantonese

Jasmine (Hanxianbo) Zhao

Education:
B.A. International Liberal Studies, Waseda University Japan

Interests:
Democracy and Authoritarianism, Democratization, Social Justice and Equality, Rule of Law, Political Institution Design, Social Movement
 

Language:
Chinese, English, Japanese, Spanish