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Alumni Spotlight

The Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) alumni community includes nearly 700 members. Our graduates go on to pursue a wide range of distinguished careers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

Staying in touch

IPS is very proud of its alumni, and we hope you will stay in touch. 

Our current students are also interested in hearing from alumni about career opportunities. If you know of any internships or jobs at your organization, please feel free to include this information below.

Thank you for taking the time to update your information.

Alumni Update Form

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, '03

Academy Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker
Sharmeen Obaid Films

Christine Abizaid

Christine Abizaid, '10

Austin Presence Lead, Defense Innovation Unit Expermental (DIUx)
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense 
for Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia
U.S. Department of Defense

Valerie Szybala

Valerie Szybala, '10

Executive Director
The Syria Institute

Edith Elliott

Edith Elliott, '12

CEO and Cofounder
Noora Health

Read more about Edith's work.


Jeff Stern and Kathy Gilsinan at the offices of The Atlantic

Jeff Stern and Kathy Gilsinan, both '12

Jeff Stern, Writer, and Kathy Gilsinan, Associate Editor, The Atlantic

Read more about Jeff's work.