Vanessa Jarnes is a second-year student in the dual MSFS/MBA program. Vanessa is a U.S. federal employee whose work and internship experience spans local government, two think tanks, an international development contracting firm, the U.S. Senate, the World Bank Group, and two federal agencies. She has focused on counterterrorism and security issues across multiple regions with the government for the last five years and has received several awards, including a State Department Group Superior Honor Award. At Georgetown, Vanessa is a Bunker Fellow for the Institute of the Study of Diplomacy, a Forte Fellow at the business school, and was a student representative for her MSFS cohort in her first year. Vanessa graduated from University of Maryland, College Park, with an honors B.A. in Government and Politics and minor in International Development and Conflict Management summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.