Mariana Gusdorf graduated magna cum laude from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in May 2021 where she majored in International Politics with a concentration in International Law, Institutions, and Ethics and a minor in French. She earned a Diplôme d’Établissement d’Études Européennes from Sciences Po during her year abroad in Lyon, France, centering her coursework around European Politics and writing a final research paper on the National Rally’s response to the European Migrant Crisis. While at Georgetown, Mariana worked as a Web Production Assistant for Georgetown University Information Services. She was also a member of the Georgetown Women’s club Ultimate team and the Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society.
Mariana has interned with the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor in the Office of Policy Planning and Public Diplomacy, where she helped lead various social media campaigns on misinformation in the 21st century, the history of democracy in the United States, and the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program. She was also a media and communications intern with the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, an organization working to advance women’s leadership in international affairs through substantive global issue discussions and mentoring. Finally, Mariana interned at the United Nations Information Center in Washington, DC.
Mariana was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and she enjoys baking new recipes, reading, and hiking. She joined Kostelanetz & Fink in June 2021.