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Undergraduate and graduate students accomplish outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship in urban issues and pursue direct community engagement through Georgetown’s schools, departments, centers, programs and initiatives. The following offers insight into a few of those students and the projects, passions and service they bring to communities in D.C., the region and around the world. The Georgetown Global Cities Initiative welcomes all Georgetown programs with interests that intersect with our mission. To get involved, email globalcities[at]

Aimee Saginaw

Aimee is a student at the Urban and Regional Planning Program and a GGCI Student Scholar 2021-22, studying how cities can promote community and wellbeing while minimizing sickness and isolation.

Colleen Dougherty

Colleen is a student in the Master of Arts in German and European Studies and a 2021-22 GGCI Student Scholar studying post-industrial cities and successful economic transformations across the transatlantic space. 

Insha Momin

Insha is an undergraduate student majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs, and Computer Science, and a 2021-22 GGCI Student Scholar focusing on D.C. Affordable Housing and Transportation Equity Analysis.

Josephine Kim

Josephine is a student in the MA in Global, International, and Comparative History and a 2021-22 GGCI Student Scholar interested in local solutions rooted in the global history of urban development.

Bryan Ricciardi

Bryan is a graduate student in the Latin American Studies program and a GGCI Student Scholar 2021-22 exploring urban regeneration projects in Latin America.

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