Careers in Washington, DC
This year, Stanford Global Studies is holding a series of career development workshops for Stanford students. At this event, you will have the opportunity to meet with Stanford alumni who will discuss how their academic backgrounds are relevant to their current work and provide tips on how to pursue a career in Washington, DC.
This event is limited to Stanford students. RSVP is required.
Jacob Parsely (MA, Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, '14) works at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Office of International and Interagency Relations. His work focuses on developing NASA’s international partnerships and negotiating bilateral agreements related to space science missions. Jacob works with many countries and organizations around the globe and won NASA’s 2020 Early Career Achievement Medal. Jacob holds a master’s degree in Russian, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University and is the recipient of a National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Scholarship and a U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for the study of Russian. He is a graduate of the NSEP Russian Overseas Flagship Program and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan.
Ellen Moore (MA, Latin American Studies, '12) is the International Mining Campaign Manager at Earthworks, a Washington, DC based non-profit dedicated to protecting communities and the environment from the adverse impacts of mineral and energy development while promoting sustainable solutions. Her career path began in Guatemala with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA), where she served as a human rights observer. Inspired by the commitment and bravery of local folks who were demanding justice and the right to self-determination, Ellen spent the following decade engaged in international solidarity and environmental advocacy work in Guatemala. Upon return to the U.S. in 2015, Ellen worked as the Environmental Justice Organizing Director with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. She earned her undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, and her master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Stanford University.