Student Highlight: Kristine Landau, International Development Studies

Kristine Landau will join the Elliott School this fall as a candidKristine Landauate for a M.A. in International Development Studies (IDS).

Kristine graduated from the Elliott School with a B.A. in International Affairs in 2008 and looks forward to returning to GWU to pursue her graduate degree.

After completing her B.A. at GWU, Kristine spent a year teaching English in Shenzhen, a city of approximately 10 million people in the province of Guangdong, China. It was there that she developed a love of Asia, and she plans to return to the region in the future.

Kristine currently works with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as a Democracy, Governance, Peace and Security Analyst. In this role, she has been privileged to work on civil society and peace and security issues in the Middle East. Kristine has worked with USAID for approximately four years, and over the course of this period she has had the opportunity to provide support to Yemen’s democratic process, help re-establish USAID’s mission in Burma, and train USAID staff headed to Afghanistan for new assignments.

Kristine is passionate about preventing conflict, genocide, and other atrocities and is also committed to working on gender issues. She looks forward to studying these subjects at the Elliott School over the next two years.