Regardless of educational background or ultimate career goals, those who are drawn to study diplomacy and international relations are often united by a general desire to improve the world around them. Emily Fox was no exception. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in religious studies and photojournalism, Emily spent a year in Uganda applying what she had learned. "While religious studies allowed me to gain a stronger understanding of history and culture," says Emily, "photojournalism exposed me to journalistic trends and global issues." In Uganda, she took an interest in local news, governance, and regional humanitarian issues that she had little exposure to at home, capturing them through pictures for a variety of NGOs and local artists.
Back in the States, Emily kept up with the local politics of Uganda and a growing desire to positively impact the humanitarian issues she had witnessed and continued to read about ultimately drove her to pursue her Master's degree in Diplomacy. She zeroed in on Seton Hall because of its extensive academic and professional connections with the United Nations, as well as its location just outside New York City. For Emily, "advancing my education at a university in Washington, D.C. seemed like good preparation for a domestic political career, whereas pursuing a program in the New York metro area would give me access to internship and employment opportunities in the private sector, nongovernmental and international organizations as well."
Leadership is a conscious choice, and Emily chose to lead from her strengths, leaning on her knowledge of the publication process to manage the School's semi-annual academic open access journal. Emily joined the team as a Senior Editor and rose to the role of Editor-in-Chief. She guided her team in developing a new strategy for managing the publication and expanding its digital presence. Describing the work as, "challenging, but rewarding," Emily was proud to not only finalize two volumes under her tenure as Editor-in-Chief, but prepare two more for publication following her graduation.
Emily's success was multi-dimensional. In the classroom, she earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. Before graduation, she completed an editorial internship with the Carnegie Council, a historic institution that strives to be the "voice for ethics" in international relations. Her work earned her a post-graduate position as a Fellow for the Council, focusing on its flagship peer-reviewed journal, Ethics and International Affairs, where she was proud to print her own book review after it was selected for publication, completing her transformation from a consumer of knowledge, to the producer of knowledge.
- Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Communications, School of Diplomacy (2015-2016)
- Senior Editor of the Journal of Diplomacy (2015-2016)
- Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Diplomacy (2016-2017)
- Participant in the Basque Country International Study Seminar (2017)
- Editorial Intern at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (2017)
- Editorial Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (2017)
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