Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023
Jody Oetzel recently worked as a special assistant at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, supporting work on global food and agriculture legislation, nuclear deterrence, and public opinion research. In this role, she also coordinated several consultations that led to a white paper advising the US government on global food security issues.
As an intern with a national nonprofit in Sri Lanka, Jody volunteered with reconciliation programs on the island and conducted research on disaster risk reduction and government response in rural areas. She holds a BA in international relations and a certificate in human needs and global resources from Wheaton College. As a master of global affairs student, Jody is the recipient of a Katter Fellowship and a Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.