Carolina Escalera, BJ ’08, was awarded a 2011 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship following a highly competitive nationwide contest. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship will provide Escalera with approximately $90,000 in benefits over a two-year period to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs. As part of the Rangel Program, she will work for a member of Congress on issues regarding foreign affairs. In the summer of 2012, the U.S. Department of State will send her overseas to work in a U.S. Embassy to get hands-on experience with U.S. foreign policy and the work of the Foreign Service. Upon graduation, she will become a U.S. diplomat, embarking on one of the most challenging and rewarding careers of service to her country.
Updated: May 3, 2011