In this episode, our host, Program Officer Shabnam Ahmed, will discuss what it’s like to be a Foreign Service Officer. We will discuss the thought process of someone who may be considering, technical steps to pursue this path, and the realities of the work. Mr. Bryan Furman, a former Boren Scholar to Russia, will discuss his path to Foreign Service and his experiences as Foreign Service Officer.
In this episode, our host, Program Officer Shabnam Ahmed, will discuss the experiences of Ms. Charisse Davis, a Board of Education member, in her pursuit to public service. Charisse discusses her experience taking the plunge into local politics and the importance of public service and civic engagement.
In this episode, our host, Program Officer Shabnam Ahmed, we will discuss the topic of belonging and reverse culture shock when trying to adapt to a changing environment with Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich. Ms. Jenna Lindake Heavenrich, a Boren Scholar to Japan and Shansi Fellow to India, will discuss experiences and perspectives adapting to different roles and lifestyles whilst abroad. Jenna also discusses creative career solutions while abroad, particularly for military spouses.
In this episode, our host, Program Officer Shabnam Ahmed, will discuss the intersections of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Travel with Mr. Paul Domjan, a former Boren Scholar to Hungary. Paul is an independent strategy and growth consultant and he recently published a book: Chain Reaction-How Blockchain Will Transform the Developing World. Paul discusses his experience backpacking through Africa with his family, his journey to the field of business and entrepreneurship and how the power of travel can facilitate powerful insights for career growth.