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Mentor Minutes: Shawanesh Underwood
Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EST
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Are you just starting out a career in international affairs? Are you exploring different pathways but unsure how to get there or are you looking for tips and tricks on how to land your dream job? Join the Women’s Foreign Policy Group for our monthly Mentor Minutes! On every last Tuesday or Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm EST, WFPG Members will get a chance to speak to an experienced mentor in international affairs in a small-group setting. These intimate conversations will allow Members to interact with women leaders across various sectors.

WFPG believes that mentorship is crucial for the next generation of women leaders to develop confidence and discover the tools they need to succeed. Mentor Minutes are a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to broaden their network among mentors and colleagues alike in a small-group setting. Members will gain insight on upcoming career decisions, learn more about tailoring applications to particular organizations and sectors, and hear directly from those in the field who have unparalleled experience to share.

Not a member, but would like to join Mentor Minutes? Join today! WFPG is committed to strengthening networking connections for students and young professionals across all sectors. Beginning a career in international affairs can be incredibly difficult without support and access to resources. As a WFPG member, not only are you invited to attend Mentor Minutes, but you also receive complimentary admission to all other in-person and virtual professional development and mentoring programs, such as our Career Pathways. Additionally, you will gain access to exclusive member experiences and opportunities.

WFPG Student and Young Professional membership is $60. Other membership types are available here.
Memberships are valid for one full year.

A conversation with:
Shawanesh Underwood  - Chief of Staff, Office of the Under Secretary of Arms Control and International Security, U.S. Department of State

Tuesday, Feb 20th, 2024 | 3:30 PM ET

Virtual Event - Attendees will receive the Zoom link once they have completed the registration form.

Shawanesh Underwood currently serves as the career Chief of Staff to the Office of the Under Secretary of Arms Control and International Security at the Department of State. Previously, she served as a NATO Policy Advisor at the Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy (OSD) and as a Member of the Secretary of State's Office of Policy Planning where she was responsible for covering European Affairs, particularly NATO, the Balkans, and Southern Europe. She has also served in multiple bureaus including the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Bureau of International Information Programs, Bureau of Oceans, International Environment, and Scientific Affairs, and the U.S. Embassy London. Shawanesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University, Master’s degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University, and a Master’s degree in Public Relations from Georgetown University.

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