Faustine Colin is a second-year Master’s candidate at Georgetown University studying German and European Studies. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Central Connecticut State University and studied archaeology at La Sorbonne in Paris. She is interested in finding new approaches and innovative solutions to environmental challenges, energy use, and unsustainable styles of urban development. Faustine has interned with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York City and spent the past summer working at the Paris office of the German Marshall Fund. She is currently co-chair of the annual Transatlantic Policy Symposium at Georgetown University. She also enjoys performing theatre and archaeological digs.
Olivia Urbanski is a senior at Loyola University Chicago, earning a dual degree in Environmental Studies and International & Global Studies. She is particularly interested in international climate change policy and understanding the complex relationship between conservation and development. Olivia has spent two semesters abroad, one in Sweden, studying with the former Minister of the Environment, and the other in Kenya, interning at a wildlife conservancy, working with the world’s last three northern white rhinos. Her additional experience includes interning at Lake Clark National Park in Alaska, as well as being a naturalist at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center in northern Minnesota, the state she calls home. She also enjoys teaching fitness classes and participating in drum corps.
Brian Zilberberg is a graduate student at American University studying International Affairs and Global Business. He is also a recent graduate of the University of Delaware where he studied Political Science and Foreign Languages. His interests within the United Nations are diverse and Brian hopes to be able to research and learn about multiple disciplines throughout the organization with a focus on Peacekeeping Operations and U.S. – UN relations. After completing his program at American University, Brian hopes to pursue a Master’s degree full-time or find full-time employment in Washington D.C.
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