After graduating from SIPA’s Master of Arts in Global Governance Program, Kristy Wright went off to intern at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in Washington D.C. Throughout her time there, she was assigned to two legislative teams and worked on projects dealing with the Western Hemisphere and the energy and environment fields. Wright helped set up hearings on candidates’ testimonials for potential honorary positions as ambassadors and helped arrange the hearing with Secretary Kerry on ISIS. She also had the opportunity to sit in on business meetings with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as they passed bills. Wright is thankful to the MAGG program for granting her this professional opportunity.
“My time in the program was amazing and I owe my diverse interests to the topics and themes that we covered,” she said. “MAGG gave me the knowledge and the skills to succeed and, at this point, I feel that I have a sense of purpose. I am very honored to be a graduate from this program.”
With the help of MAGG and her internship, Wright has become a strong advocate for the environment, human rights violations and international law. Her internship has helped her meet prestigious people and has given her the chance to experience what it is like to walk in their shoes. According to Wright, all she wants is to make a difference in the world.
“Graduate school sent me off with an angle and an edge for an amazing future career,” she said. “I wouldn’t have been able to carry out this internship without MAGG’s support…I want to make a difference in the world and, if I am in a position to do so, then I know I'm doing something right.”