Madison Kelley

“I decided to pursue the Global Development minor after falling in love with the field through the introductory course taught by Dr. Fuentes. When I decided to pursue International Affairs at Georgia Tech, I didn’t know what direction I wanted to take my studies; all I knew was that I had a passion to learn about cultures around the world and wanted to use my career to serve others. I’ve found the intersection of these two passions in the field of Global Development! Through the minor I’ve been able to learn about human rights and the political economy of development, worked on real-world problems with students at Science-Po in Paris, and had the opportunity to work towards creating an online network of special needs educators and professionals for the Global Development capstone course. This summer, I’ve been able to apply what I’m learning in the minor to my internship at the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, and I am excited to continue to learn and apply more of what I’ve learned throughout this program.”

Paul Jones

“Studying Global Development at Georgia Tech has been an incredible, eye-opening opportunity. It broke down many of my preconceived notions and assumptions surrounding global development and poverty-alleviation. I was able to Skype with members of the Obama Administration in the White House, attend various talks on the intersection of technology and development, create a website on effective poverty-alleviation, and I was awarded runner up for a social entrepreneurship competition. The program has immensely expanded my worldview and has given me a glimpse of the possibilities for the future of the world.”