|Current Job:||Director of International Government Relations|
How did Tech and the Nunn School help you get where you are?
Tech and the Nunn School exposed me to the many career opportunities available to those interested in International Affairs. I obtained my first internship through a career event at Tech, and that internship helped me land my first job post-graduation at CNN. From there, I learned to apply the energy, discipline and focus that Tech fostered in me throughout my career and professional experiences.
What advice you would give current students at Tech as well as the Sam Nunn School specifically?
I recommend participating in a study abroad program. During my time at Tech, I was fortunate enough to participate in two study abroad programs (Oxford and China programs), and those experiences were incredibly invaluable. Having the opportunity to visit a foreign country -- to get a real sense of what you’re learning up-close -- is truly the best kind of education.
What is something that you got from studying INTA at Tech?
Studying INTA at Tech helped broaden my understanding of the world at large, including the tremendous impact government policies have on the global economy.
Also, a brief description of what you are currently working on would be greatly appreciated.
As Director of International Government Relations for General Motors Company (GM), I am currently responsible for managing GM’s integrated strategy to address global policy and government affairs matters impacting the company. I work with international officials and organizations, and lead the coordination between GM’s regional and country government relations teams to help align the company’s public policy goals. In addition, I manage GM’s public policy grassroots efforts, which include implementing initiatives involving GM’s key stakeholders and third party groups.