Rashad Badr '10 MPA '14, a Woodrow Wilson School graduate from Manassas, VA., seeks to apply his international background to the fields of diplomacy and international relations and, ultimately, a career in the U.S. Navy. He studied abroad at the University of Cape Town, South Africa for a Woodrow Wilson School Policy Task Force and did his summer internship at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait. Badr was a fellow in the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations, Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at WWS. He began his two-year fellowship the summer of 2011 at the Department of State. After a rotation at the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he concluded his fellowship at the Department of Defense and a summer of intensive Arabic language training. He received his MPA in June 2014.
The Scholars in the Nation's Service Initiative has given me an invaluable window into public service and offered me an excellent opportunity to see what a career in federal government has to offer. I have been able to see firsthand US diplomacy and foreign policy in action and I have been given the opportunity to work side-by-side with the best the US government has to offer. I have been challenged and greatly rewarded as a Scholar and the experiences SINSI offers are unparalleled.