Father Jenkins visits Keough School Washington Office

University of Notre Dame President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., visited the Keough School of Global Affairs Washington Office recently to meet with alumni, faculty, and staff. 

The visit came as Fr. Jenkins was in town for “ND in DC” activities celebrating Notre Dame’s connections to the nation’s capital. It provided him with the opportunity to meet with Maura Policelli, executive director of the Keough School Washington Office, and Scott Appleby, Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School. He also spoke with graduates of the school’s Master of Global Affairs program who are working in Washington.

“Fr. Jenkins took the opportunity to learn about our graduates and their careers, and how the Keough School prepared them to work in a variety of high-impact institutions, including the US government, international think tanks, and policy organizations,” Policelli said. “He thanked them for being our best ambassadors.” 

Graduates of the Keough School’s Master of Global Affairs program recently met with University President John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., during during his visit to Washington, DC.

Students who met with Fr. Jenkins included Caroline Andridge, senior program officer on the nutrition team at Results for Development; Malalai Habibi, program officer for the International Civil Society Action Network; Gulzeyin Khalibaeva, project manager at Georgetown University; Maggie Kmetz, senior correspondence analyst for the US Department of Homeland Security; Eduardo Pages, senior research associate for the International Republican Institute; and Jasmine “KP” Passa, program analyst for the US Department of State Special Envoy for Afghan Women, Girls, and Human Rights.  

Dean Scott Appleby speaks with Keough School graduates during a recent visit to the Keough School Washington Office. 

The graduates were among the more than 30 Keough School alumni who live and work in the greater Washington, DC area. The area is a popular destination for Keough School graduates, given the variety of policy-relevant careers and organizations.  

“We were delighted to host Father Jenkins,” Policelli said, “and to provide him with an opportunity to meet with our students and see how they are making an impact.” 

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