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DiploLab Alumni

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Eric Criscitelli graduated in 2020 and received his undergraduate degree in Diplomacy & International Relations. He is now a Junior Research Analyst at LexPro Research, where he focuses on background research and due diligence investigations. His experience with the DiploLab and other classwork provided invaluable research and writing skills, which he implements in his current role. In the future, Eric may consider graduate school or moving into the security side of intelligence work.

Jarrett Dang

Jarrett Dang graduated in 2022 and received his undergraduate degrees in Diplomacy & International Relations and Economics with a minor in French. In addition to DiploLab, Jarrett was also the Editor-in-Chief for The Diplomatic Envoy and the Associate Producer at the Global Current. Jarrett previously interned at the United States Mission to the United Nations, where he worked in the Press and Public Diplomacy Section. His areas of interest lie in global human rights, post-conflict reconstruction, and international development.

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Ayse Ergene graduated in 2019 and received her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and Internationals Relations. She is now a second-year graduate student at American University studying in the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program. Her concentrations are international negotiations and MENA studies. Ayse is also a junior fellow at the Orion Policy Institute, an independent non-profit think tank, and is currently working on a research series on women's role in the Arab uprisings since 2011..

Harshana Ghoorhoo

Harshana Ghoorhoo graduated in 2021 and received her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with additional majors in Modern Languages and Philosophy. currently serves as a research assistant at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she focuses on emerging tech, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity.


Afra Göncüoğlu graduated in 2020 and received her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with a double major in Economics and a minor in Spanish. She is working at the UN Women Turkey Country Office in Ankara and has been admitted to Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs Program, where she will study Energy and Environment with a specialization in Management. Upon graduation, she started working at UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in Istanbul as a programme intern.

Keanna Grelicha

Keanna Grelicha graduated in 2022 and received her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with minors in Cybersecurity and Economics. Keanna was the Vice President of Colleges Against Cancer at Seton Hall. Her interests include counterterrorism and counterintelligence in the cyberspace, and international security.

Caroline Hall

Caroline Hall graduated in 2021 and received dual undergraduate and graduate degrees in Diplomacy and International Relations. She is currently working as an Operations Specialist at Global Giving, one of the largest charity non-profits in the world. 

Julia Hallman

Julia Hallman graduated in 2020 and received her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with two minors in Russian and Environmental Studies. Her interests are in climate change, sustainable development, and international security.

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Nandini Jani graduated in 2021 and received her degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with a concentration in Arabic language and culture. She was a representative of the Buccino Leadership Institute and servant-leader in the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. Nandini's interests include public international law, ethnic conflict management, and the global development of women's and children's rights.

Nana Kodua

Nana Kodua graduated in 2022 in the School of Diplomacy’s 3+2 B.S./M.A International Relations Dual Degree Program with minors in Spanish and Economics. Nana was a resident assistant, Inclusion Alliance peer leader, Division of Volunteer Efforts work-study, and a Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Association scholar and committee co-chair. Her interests include development and relief, conflict and security, and conflict resolution.

Sebastian Kopec

Sebastian Kopec graduated in 2021 and received his undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with minors in Russian, Eastern European Studies, and History. He currently serves as the Communications Liaison for Done Waiting, a progressive advocacy group. Sebastian plans to work for the Office of Foreign Missions at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and eventually pursue graduate school.

Daniela Maquera-Sardon

Daniela Maquera-Sardon graduated in 2021 and received her undergraduate degree in Diplomacy and International Relations with a double major in Economics. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in World and Chinese Economics at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. Daniela is also an intern at Mercy Corps, where she works in the Research and Education division.