Blair is a senior linguistics major at Macalester College in Minnesota. She hopes to use this internship as an opportunity to expand her knowledge of the U.S. Foreign Service beyond what little she knows from popular culture. Keep an eye out for more podcasts focusing on the lives of Foreign Service Officers in the former Soviet Union and other areas throughout the year!
Jocelyn Coffin is a graduate student of International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, focusing on U.S. Foreign Policy and Asia. She previously majored in Linguistics and minored in Japanese at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, she has studied abroad in Japan, Spain, Germany, and England. When not traveling or studying, Jocelyn enjoys a good cup of tea and game of cribbage. Due to her combined interests in foreign policy, Asian affairs, and the foreign service, she looks forward to producing podcasts about diplomatic history for ADST.
Sebastian De Beurs
Sebastian De Beurs is an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin pursuing a B.A. in Government and B.A. in Plan II Honors (class of 2019). His interest in the Foreign Service started when he was at an international high school in the Netherlands, engaging with people from across the globe. The different cultures and languages of his peers fascinated him, though the history and politics of their countries intrigued him most. Today, Sebastian spends his time studying and researching U.S. foreign relations, political economy, and international peace and development. This past summer, Sebastian traveled to the United Kingdom to study International Relations at the University of Cambridge. Learning about conflict and diplomacy in both historical and contemporary contexts convinced him of the importance of history in crafting U.S. foreign policy. Sebastian is excited to pursue this passion by contributing to the rich body of knowledge on diplomatic history at ADST.
Keaton Kell is a graduate student in the University of Oregon School of Law’s Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s Program. Keaton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Romance Languages and International Studies at the University of Oregon, focusing on French and Spanish, and cross cultural communication, respectively. Keaton has also studied in Poitiers, France and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Keaton hopes to combine interests in radio, story-telling, cultural sharing, and diplomacy by producing podcasts that reveal the exciting, interesting, and amusing stories of United States diplomacy.
Jack Stukel is a senior at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, pursuing a joint degree in International Relations and Arabic. He notes that his interest in politics, history, and political philosophy is uniquely compatible with the Foreign Service and ADST. Previous experience includes a Congressional internship and publications in the St. Andrews Foreign Affairs Review. Jack hopes to produce podcasts on the rich history of US diplomacy in the Cold War, Latin America, and the Middle East.