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Jacqueline Briggs

Jacqueline Briggs

Elliott School of International Affairs, 
M.A., International Development Studies

"GW is located in the middle of D.C.’s international development sector. We are steps away from the World Bank, IMF, the UN Foundation and countless other NGOs and government entities that are exactly where my classmates and I want to be for our careers. We have worked or interned at places like USAID, OPIC, the American Red Cross and other institutions. There really is no substitution for the exposure we get."



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