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Student Spotlight

February 2019

Chulmin Choi “C.M.” is one of our stand out second-year students from South Korea. C.M. is currently employed with The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea as a Legislative Researcher.  After more than 10 years of service, C.M. was selected as a recipient of the Korean National Assembly’s Long-Term Fellowship for Overseas Study. The aim of the Fellowship is to develop a promising young official of the Korean National Assembly by sending them abroad for two years of post-graduate study.  The GPED has a strong history of training Korean government officials like C.M., and we look forward to continuing our partnership with the Korean government in the years ahead!


January 2019

First-year student Caleb Espinoza was originally born in Nashville but raised in Honduras.  How is this possible? Caleb's father was in the GPED program at the time of his birth.  Remarkably, Caleb is now following in his father's footsteps over 20 years later.  Caleb's father was also the guest speaker at our awards dinner this past May.  He was recently asked to come out of retirement and was appointed Vice President of the Central Bank of Honduras.  Welcome, Caleb!


December 2018

Second-year student Ruta Delkute is the GPED's first to hail from Lithuania. She graduated from the ISM University of Management and Economics in Vilnius in 2015 and went on to work for one of the leading research institutes and think tanks in the region, Public Policy and Management Institute, where her team’s focus was the evaluation of EU-funding programs and research & innovation policies. Ruta will be graduating this month, and we wish her all the best in the next step in her journey!




November 2018

Another GPED student, Hina Sherwani, shared her unique journey that led to her partnership  with Turner Family Center for Social Ventures. Her work with TFC contributes to poverty reduction initiatives throughout the world.  Click on the link in the photo below to read Hina's story.




October 2018

We couldn't be more proud of our second-year student, Sahesha Upadhyay, for her work with the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures as a Summer Fellow! Check out the article below she wrote recapping her interesting and important experiences.