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TransAtlantic Masters Program Alumni Panel
October 2, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Please mark your calendars and save the date for the next TransAtlantic Masters Program alumni panel! We are planning to hold our panel discussion on Friday, October 2nd. These alumni events provide an excellent opportunity to find out more about TAM and to meet program graduates, students, administrators, and professors. Alumni will talk about their experience in the program and their career trajectory.
Please RSVP for this virtual event. We hope to see you there!
Davis Ellison ’19
Davis Ellison graduated TAM in 2019 in the Transatlantic Track, during which time he studied at UNC, Humboldt University Berlin, Free University of Berlin, and the University of Bath. Following graduation, he interned at NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia, where he now works as a defense analyst. Prior to TAM, Davis worked with the Institute for Defense and Business as a program associate and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum as a research assistant. He has also published on EU political-military decision-making. In his spare time he writes fiction. One story has recently won him recognition as a US Army Mad Scientist.
Kelsey Fraser ’15
After completing her undergraduate degree in International Trade and Anthropology, Kelsey chose the TAM program to expand upon her interest in European politics and multilateral affairs. She completed her semesters abroad at the University of Bath and the University of Siena. During her final semester she worked as an intern at the US Mission to the United Nations, supporting the team negotiating the Sustainable Development Agenda. This further solidified her interest in multilateral relations. After an extensive job hunt, including a stint as an au pair in Germany, and a research fellow in Geneva, Kelsey found full-time work at the UK Embassy to the Unites States as a governance officer within the Northern Ireland Bureau. In this role, she said the word ‘Brexit’ far too many times than she thought humanly possible and was able to truly showcase the knowledge and subject matter depth that TAM provides. She currently works at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to the United Nations, supporting the organization’s humanitarian diplomacy efforts.
Melissa Radke ’10
Mel was part of the first TAM II class and studied in Amsterdam, graduating in 2010. After TAM, Mel moved to Washington, DC, interning at World Learning on Department of State citizen exchange programs before transitioning to USAID-funded global health projects at World Learning and then JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. Over eight years, she held various roles in the areas of finance, grants, and operations on these projects, which provided grants solicitation and management, capacity building, and global technical leadership in over 40 countries. In 2019, she moved to Chicago to join U.S. Soccer as their first Grants Program Manager, working across departments to oversee U.S. Soccer’s grant and scholarship programs, managing application and selection, disbursement, impact reporting, and program evaluation processes.
Nourah Shuaibi ’15
Nourah is a doctoral student at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Nourah’s research is on conflict resolution, transitional justice and international political economy. She is also one of the founders and Chair of a non-profit organization called Global Outreach Leaders (GOL). Started in 2014, this organization has 3 divisions: workforce development, community advancement, global health. Nourah and her team have been around the world mediating conflict and helping alleviate refugee’s struggles. Nourah is currently the General Manager of Corporate Culture and communications at a leading Asset management group in the UAE. She is also expanding her nonprofit organization in the US to the GCC and MENA region to focus on women’s empowerment. Nourah holds three bachelor’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution studies, International Studies, and Political Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She enrolled in the TAM Program in 2013 and studied overseas in Prague and Siena.