Carson Maconga ’22, from Boston, Massachusetts, is concentrating in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing a certificate in history and the practice of diplomacy. He is interested in the role that institutionalized systems of power in foreign affairs can play to help create a more peaceful, prosperous, and equitable world. In summer 2020, he was a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, where he worked on her national security and foreign policy team. In summer 2019, he interned in Paris, France for Helion Pictures, a small television show development company. On campus, Maconga is a head advising fellow for Matriculate, where he manages a team of 100 advisors who help low-income, high-achieving high school students get into college. He also plays on the rugby team and is on the Speakers’ Council of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society. Maconga is a 2021 Dean’s Scholar in the Nation’s Service.
For his summer internship, Carson works at the US AID, Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Stabilization (CPS).