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September Newsletter

posted Sep 28, 2010, 7:59 AM by CLAS Alumni Organization
¡Hola CLASistas!

This month, the CLAS Alumni Organization Planning Committee met and set its priorities for the 2010-2011 school year.  We will be working hard to:
•    expand our mid-level career alumni base
•    plan another scholarship gala in early-June 2011
•    offer speed networking and career panel events

Mark your calendars!

•    Thursday, October 14th – Our monthly Happy Hour will be held at Café Asia (1720 I Street, NW) from 6-8pm
•    Friday, October 29th -- CLAS Alumni Career Panel (time and location TBD).  If you are interested in being part of the panel, please contact Fabiana Perera at or
•    Friday, November 12th – Wine Night - details to follow!

You can now subscribe to our Google Calendar to keep up with events.  We also welcome your comments and suggestions on topics to cover and venues to use for upcoming Happy Hours, Speed Networking, and Career Panel events.  Please feel free to email your ideas.

Help us reach more alumni

We recognize that not all CLAS alumni are receiving these emails.  Please be advised that CLAS is working to update its email database and resolve this.  In the meantime, however, if you know of anyone who is not receiving these emails, please feel free to forward this to them.  Likewise, if you have received this email by someone who forwarded this to you, please feel free to email with your preferred contact information, and you will be added to the CLAS alumni listserv.

Extending the CLAS alumni network beyond D.C.

Over the next few months, Professor Langer will be working extend the CLAS alumni network to cover Latin America.  In the meantime, are you planning a trip to Latin America?  If so, please let us know – we would love to work with you to set up networking and speaking opportunities. 

Looking to connect with other alumni?

Based on feedback from our recent survey, many of you are looking for additional ways to connect to other CLAS alumni. We are working on a CLAS-specific database, but in the meantime, the Georgetown Alumni site is a good resource.  Go to and click on Alumni Directory (  You will be required to login with your Georgetown NetID.  Once you are logged into the site, you can search by name, address, class year, and degree.

Featured Alumni Profiles

Craig Anthony Rychel graduated from CLAS in May 2009 with a concentration in International Business Diplomacy. While a student in CLAS, he held internships at the OAS, U.S. International Trade Representative, International Trade Commission, and the Department of State working on projects of varying aspects relating to international trade and business. Since graduating, he entered into the Foreign Service as an Economic Officer and is currently serving at the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay.


Nathan Doyel received his MA in Latin American Studies with a focus on politics in 2008.  He joined the Foreign Service in May 2009 and serves as a Political Officer and Vice Consul in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  During his time in Guatemala he has worked on a range of issues, including: trafficking, human rights, food security, climate change and guest worker visas.  Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Nathan served as a Program Officer for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, implementing large-scale infrastructure projects in Georgia and Namibia.  Nathan received his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Arizona in 2003.

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The CLAS Alumni Organization Planning Committee