Caroline Estes, Programs Intern
Caroline Estes is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and minored in English. While pursuing her degree, Caroline participated in on-campus research through the School of Public and International Affairs Research Center and the Sub-National Analysis of Repression Project. Additionally, Caroline has interned with the Atlanta Office of the International Rescue Committee where she interacted with and assisted refugees in the Atlanta area. Caroline is particularly interested in human rights issues and women, peace, and security. In the future, Caroline is considering attending law school before pursuing a career in foreign service or international law. She is excited to meet inspiring women working in foreign policy and learn about the field of international affairs through her Programs Internship with WFPG.
Lexi Plaisted, Programs Intern
Lexi Plaisted is a rising junior in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Contemporary Cultures and Societies and a minor in Geography. She has tailored her studies mainly around anthropology, human geography, and cross-cultural communication, with a working French proficiency and interests in gender, religion, and public policy. She is currently the Treasurer of the Delta Phi Epsilon foreign service sorority, a student assistant at GW’s Gelman Library, and a show host with WRGW District Radio. Lexi is looking forward to expanding on her interests in culture and society while building her research skills and knowledge in foreign policy during her time as a Programs Intern with WFPG.
Emma Ulvin, Programs Intern
Emma Ulvin is a rising junior in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in International Development and a minor in Political Science. Emma spent her Spring 2023 semester at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore as part of her admission to the GW Global Bachelor’s Program: a globally focused, research-oriented program with three semesters abroad, examining international challenges for a final capstone project. In Singapore, she worked as a research intern for Good Food Institute Asia-Pacific while conducting academic research on Chinese enterprise and international development on the African continent. She has a passion for international relations, politics, and foreign policy, and her academic focus has centered on global development and international economics. Emma is excited to work as a Programs Intern for WFPG and to expand her knowledge of foreign policy and the inner workings of nonprofits.
Estelle Erwich, Communications Intern
Estelle Erwich is a rising senior at the University of Florida, where she studies Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in the Middle East. Estelle is the President of Gators for Refugee Medical Relief, which provides medical, educational, and advocacy-based services to immigrant communities in Central Florida. At UF, she is a research assistant analyzing socio-political reactions to refugees in Europe. Estelle has worked in political communications and field research at Equality Florida, the largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in Florida. She previously interned at USAID, conducting internal research for the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance. Estelle is passionate about advocating for immigrants and other marginalized communities, as well as understanding and combating far-right, extremist rhetoric and movements globally. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in international advocacy, policy, and journalism. She is excited to continue growing her knowledge of foreign policy as a communications intern at WFPG.
Olivia McGean, Communications Intern
Olivia McGean is a rising senior at American University majoring in international studies with a foreign policy concentration in the Middle East and North Africa and minoring in communications. Olivia spent her spring 2023 semester in Rabat, Morocco, where she studied Arabic, assisted with French translation, and wrote features at an English-language news outlet. Additionally, Olivia interned with Agence France Presse in Washington D.C. as an audience engagement intern. Olivia is passionate about global affairs and hopes to pursue a career in foreign policy or international journalism after graduation. Olivia is looking forward to expanding her interest in international affairs as a communications intern with WFPG.