#ElliottProud: Matthew Goeppele-Parish

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Matt Goeppele-Parrish is a Project Assistant with Wiley Rein LLP’s International Trade practice. He holds an MA in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a BA in International Studies and Mandarin Chinese from the University of Washington. His studies also included time at the University of Hong Kong and Sichuan University. In his current role, he works with government agency filings for anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases, as well as conducting research support for cases related to energy and environmental issues. Prior to his current role, Matt held a variety of internship roles including at the World Resources Institute, Paulson Institute, US Department of Commerce, and US Department of the Treasury where he focused on energy, environmental, and Asia-Pacific policy issues.

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#WeAreElliott: Rogelio Cerezo

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Rogelio Cerezo is originally from Panama City, Panama, and South Florida. He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a double minor in Economics & Security Studies from Dickinson College. Most recently, Rogelio provides financial, logistical, and administrative support to the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) at the Institute of International Education (IIE). Having enrolled in the M.A. in International Affairs at the Elliott School, Rogelio seeks to concentrate on security and international development issues, specifically in international education. Rogelio currently serves as a web editor at the International Affairs Review (IAR), is a member of the Elliott School Graduate Admissions Advisory Board, and is a member of the DC Chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest Latin/Hispanic civil rights organization in the United States.

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#ElliottProud: Caitlin Katsiaficas

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Caitlin Katsiaficas is an Associate Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute, where her research focuses on policies and practices that support the successful integration of immigrant and refugee families. She received her MA and BA in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where she focused on conflict, migration, and development and studied abroad in Belgium and Turkey. While pursuing her graduate studies part-time, Caitlin oversaw programming at the Elliott School’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). Her past work on migration includes writing on EU migration policy for a Greece-based initiative and internships with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, where she wrote a strategy paper on strengthening intragovernmental cooperation to assist resettled refugees and service providers, and the City of Portland, Maine’s Refugee Services Program, where she provided case management support to refugees and asylum seekers.

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#WeAreElliott: Alejandra Gonzalez Torres

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Alejandra Gonzalez Torres is a second-year Masters candidate in the International Affairs program at the Elliott School, with a concentration on Nuclear Policy and Intelligence. She received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Puerto Rico Recinto de Rio Piedras in Political Science and Foreign Languages (French and Portuguese). She has worked as an intern at the Embassy of Mexico in the Trade and NAFTA Department in Washington DC and at the Department of State of Puerto Rico. Her interests in science, politics, and energy drove her to concentrate on Nuclear Policy. She is currently an Intern in CLS Strategies working with different accounts in different departments.

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Fall 2020 App Tips: M.A. International Affairs


Globalization of economic, political, social and cultural activity has created opportunities and challenges for tomorrow’s leaders in international affairs. Rarely have we lived in such an uncertain world. As a result, the need for increased international understanding and cooperation has become essential. The Elliott School’s M.A. program in International Affairs is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the contemporary issues in international affairs while developing in-depth knowledge of at least one specialized area at either the global or regional level.

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#ElliottExpert: Marcus DuBois King

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Marcus King is John O. Rankin Associate Professor at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.  Dr. King directs the school’s Master of Arts program, the largest of its kind.  Dr. King joined the Elliott School from the energy and environmental research staff of CNA (Center for Naval Analyses).  Previously, Dr. King held appointments in the offices of the U.S. Secretaries of Energy and Defense where he represented the United States in the negotiation of treaties including the Kyoto Protocol.  His research focuses on the security implications of environmental scarcity.  King serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security and Vice Chairman of the Council on Strategic Risks. He holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.   

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#ElliottProud: Tim Adamson

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Tim Adamson is a Regulatory Advisor with FedEx, based in Brussels, Belgium. He holds an MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School and a BA in Politics from Newcastle University, UK. In his current role, he advises on regulatory and political developments at EU level in the fields of international trade and customs. Previously, he was a Policy Manager with the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU. Tim is a British and French dual national.

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