From IPA to the Global Community

Kate Uesugi '15 at Washington Monument

When Kate Uesugi ’15 graduated magna cum laude from George Washington University with a degree in business administration and a minor in sustainability, she was ready to see the world — and eager to make a difference. Now she’s working in Myanmar as a project manager with the World Wildlife Fund.

“I never thought I’d be doing something like this, but I really couldn’t have found a better job,” she says.

Uesugi credits her success to IPA, especially the IB program, which she says gave her the academic skills and global perspective to thrive in college and pursue an international career. The school’s focus on values, giving back, and community also shaped her path, she says.

What’s next for this IPA alum? Uesugi says she hopes to continue working in her field after her one-year fellowship ends in August. “I would love to continue work with a non-governmental agency, and keep traveling,” she says.



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