Emily Brown graduated from GVSU in 2011 with a major in Political Science and minors in International Relations and Philosophy. By participating in GVSU’s STAIR program, Emily also received a second Bachelor’s degree from Kraków University of Economics.
“The classes, professors, and opportunities at GVSU helped to prepare me for my current path in very important ways,” Brown said. “Through the study abroad programs I participated in, I learned the importance of seizing upon opportunities and experiences that may seem challenging and potentially out of my comfort zone; those opportunities have continued to payoff for me in a variety of ways because I took the risk.”
Brown later graduated from American University’s School of International Service with her MA in Ethics, Peace, & Global Affairs, with a concentration in Human Rights and Social Justice in 2014. While there, she worked in the U.S. Department of State as a Senior Policy Advisor for Global Women’s Issues, where she was honored with a Meritorious Honor Award in 2017 for "exceptional contributions in developing tools for the Department to advance the status of women and girls." Brown now works for the United States Agency for International Development as Adolescent Girls and Young Women Technical Advisor.
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