Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Jost
Name: Jessica Jost
Global Communities Cohort: 2012 - 2014
Degree/Major and Graduation Term: Dual Bachelors of Arts, Russian Language and Literature and Central European, Rusian and Eurasian Studies, Spring 2016
What are you doing now? I currently work at American Councils for International Education on the Critical Language Scholarship program as a Data and Reporting Officer. I am pursuing my Master’s degree from George Washington University in Security Policy Studies, with an emphasis on Conflict Resolution.
What did you do for your GC global experience? For my global experience, I taught English at a summer camp outside Moscow, Russia to campers aged 6-12 for 8 weeks.
What is your favorite memory from GC? All the ice cream socials in the basement, I’ll never say no to free food.
How has GC impacted your career and professional development? It inspired me to look outside of the United States and work towards developing better international partnerships – the answer to many global issues today lies in cooperation and mutual understanding.
How can GCers connect with you?
Feel free to reach out to me via my LinkedIn profile.
*Picture caption: Jessica hiking along the physical border in Bosnia and Herzegovina during a work trip last summer; Jessica working with a student during her first week teaching in Russia (bottom)
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