Veronica Lizeth Canton

Canton, Veronica Lizeth

IP Practice Assistant & Spanish Interpreter for Pro Bono Cases, Reed Smith LLP

Veronica Lizeth Canton (B.A.,’04, M.A., ’10) is balancing a successful career in the legal field with an array of non-profit work....

Mariana Coelho Aires de Melo

Coelho Aires de Melo, Mariana

Managing Director, Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy

Mariana Coelho Aires de Melo (M.A. ’17) landed an internship in Washington, D.C., just one year into her IR graduate program. Working on...

Andrei Faji Creative Strategic Business Development Specialist

Faji, Andrei

Creative, Strategic Business Development Specialist

Andrei Faji (BA ’12) is an excellent example of the diverse use an IR Degree can be put to. As a young entrepreneurial person, he started...

Ashley Fumiko Dominguez with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi

Fumiko Dominguez, Ashley

Constituent Services Representative for Senator Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senate

Ashley Fumiko Dominguez earned both a B.A. (08’) and an M.A. (’10) degree from the Department of International Relations at SFSU....

Margarita Gonzalez New Ventures Mexico International Relations SFSU

Gonzalez, Margarita

Portfolio Manager, New Ventures Mexico

Margarita Gonzalez earned her BA in 2012 from SFSU with a major in International Relations and minor in Economics. She was hired by New...

Conrad Haessler International Relations Alumni SFSU Foreign Service Officer

Haessler, Conrad

Foreign Service Officer, Foreign Policy Division, Federal Chancellery, Berlin

Conrad Haessler graduated from SFSU in 2006 with a MA in International Relations. After returning to Germany, Conrad was accepted to the German...

SarahJean Harrison SFSU International Relations Alumni

Harrison, SarahJean


SarahJean Harrison graduated from San Francisco State University in 2011 with a MA in International Relations. She transferred to SFSU from the...

Noel Hartley shaking hands with Ambassador Scott H. DeLisi

Hartley, Noel

Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Noel Hartley earned a BA and MA, both in International Relations, from SFSU (1997) and St. John’s University-Rome, Italy (’05),...

Jacqueline Ignatova SFSU Alumni Ph.D. Candidate University of Maryland

Ignatova, Jacqueline

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland

Jacqueline Ignatova graduated with a MA in International Relations in 2007. She received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Academic...

Katherine Zavala IDEX

Katherine, Zavala

Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances

Katherine Zavala earned he M.A. in International Relations in 2005. Today, she is the Program Manager of Grassroots Alliances at IDEX - an...

Alina Koch Lawrence SFSU Alumni Regulatory Policy Analyst Demand Response Pacific Gas & Electric

Koch Lawrence, Alina

Regulatory Policy Analyst, Demand Response, Pacific Gas & Electric

Alina Koch Lawrence graduated from SFSU in 2008 with a BA in International Relations and a concentration in International Environmental Policy...

Levi-Sanchez, Dr. Suzanne

Ph.D., Political Science Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Suzanne Levi-Sanchez graduated with an M.A. in International Relations is 2008 and continued straight into a Ph.D. program in Political Science...

Maria Scarzella Thorpe SFSU International Relations Alumni

Scarzella Thorpe, Maria

Program Associate, Asia Society of Northern California

Maria Scarzella Thorpe earned her degree (B.A.’10) in International Relations with a minor in Global Peace Studies, Human Rights and...

Marcos Scauso SFSU International Relations Alumni Ph.D. Program in Political Science, University of California, Irvine

Scauso, Marcos

Ph.D. Program in Political Science, University of California, Irvine

Marcos Scauso graduated in 2012 with an MA in International Relations. He is now enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the Political Science...

Alp Tuncaci SFSU International Relations Alumni

Tuncaci, Alp

Ph.D. Program in Political Science Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Alp Tuncaci earned his B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University. When he enrolled in the IR Master’s Program, he already knew...

Jay Ward

Ward, Jay

Associate Director, Office of International Programs, San Francisco State University

Jay Ward (B.A. ’81) considered traditional IR careers, but opted instead to contribute to the growing field of international education....

Scott D. Webb SFSU International Relations Alumni

Webb, Scott D.

International Development Professional, Washington DC

Scott Webb graduated from SFSU with a MA in International Relations in 2005. He completed his Master’s Degree over a three-year period...