Irene Liscano

Name: Irene Liscano Picture of Faculty/Staff Member
Alumni Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • M.S. INTA 2008
  • B.S. INTA 2006
Current Job: Air Force JAG

Irene Liscano has received two degrees from the Sam Nunn School, a B.S. in INTA in 2006 and a M.S. in INTA in 2008. She also received her J.D. in 2016 from GSU Law. Irene has served as an Air Force JAG since 2016, but before that, she worked for the intelligence community, The Carter Center, and as a freelance certified Spanish court interpreter, Spanish translator and civil mediator. She speaks Spanish (native) and French (intermediate).

How did Georgia Tech and/or the Nunn School help you get to where you are in your career?

My professors where inspiring and propelled me forward. Dr. Maier was a fierce feminist and taught me to think critically and write persuasively. Dr. Goodman was instrumental in my getting a scholarship that paved my way into the intelligence community. Dr. Lincoln had a contagious passion for Latin American affairs and she continues to be a career and life mentor.

What advice do you have for prospective or current students interested in pursuing your field of study?

Work hard and do your best at everything you do, even if it seems small. It will lead you to opportunities you didn’t even know existed. Also, get acquainted with your professors, they know much more than what they teach in class.

Is there any other project/activity/accomplishment you would like us to highlight about your career?

I had a career debacle in my first big job. It was very difficult but I recovered after a couple of years and I am now a successful JAG and military officer. If something similar happens to you (I hope it doesn’t), contact me, I will be happy to help however I can.