Ana M. Diaz will be a first-year Masters candidate in the International Affairs program at the Elliott School this fall, concentrating in European and Eurasian studies. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Florida in 2019. Specifically, she is interested in migration and refugee resettlement in Europe. As a Ronald E. McNair scholar, Ana presented her research regarding the “2015 Refugee Crisis” in various conferences and served as a Junior Fellow in the Political Science department at the University of Florida. She also interned at Weiser Immigration Law Firm in where she gained experience in trial preparation and litigation practices. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, and is currently learning French.
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Yagiz Sullu is a first-year graduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs in the International Affairs program with a focus on development and the region of Europe/Eurasia. He finished his undergraduate education at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies majoring in International Relations with a focus on Foreign Policy, Security Studies, and Europe. He is currently interning at the Washington Institute for the Near East Policy as a research assistant intern and conducting research and policy analysis on Turkish Foreign policy. His primary research interests are Turkish and Russian politics, NATO’s security issues and international business. He likes to meet people from different cultures and willing to visit all the countries in Europe one day.
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Daria Grineva is a Master’s student studying International Affairs, with concentrations in International Security Studies and Europe/Eurasia at the Elliott School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and minors in Spanish language and Russian Studies from Syracuse University. Previously she was a Security and Defense Policy Intern at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) where she was able to work on various transatlantic policy issues and attend related think-tank events all over D.C. As an intern, she was able to travel to Brussels, Belgium to volunteer for GMF at Brussels Forum, a conference on transatlantic relations. This past summer she was able to intern in the Federal Government working on national security issues. Currently, she is an intern at the Department of State in the office of Southern Europe in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Daria is a native speaker of Russian and is fluent in Spanish.
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