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Khatijah Corey '13

Khatijah Corey Khatijah Corey

Khatijah has focused her professional career on public service and representing the U.S. overseas.  After graduating from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University with an M.A. in International Affairs, she joined the U.S. Department of State.  Joining the State Department was a product of the excellent education she received from SIS, which in turn led to the prestigious Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship.  She is currently serving her first tour overseas in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

Khatijah Corey '13 was named a Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellow by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Only 20 students are selected each year for the exclusive program. As a Pickering Fellow, Corey will receive up to $40,000 during her senior year at Pacific and another similar grant for her first year of graduate school. Corey is a student in the School of International Studies, with a second major in Spanish through the College of the Pacific. She is fluent in Spanish and recently studied abroad in Argentina. As part of the Fellowship, Corey will be required to serve a 10-week internship overseas and a 10-week internship in the United States, both working for the U.S. Department of State. Both internships come with a stipend. Fellows also commit to working for three years as Foreign Service officers upon completing their studies and passing the Foreign Service exam.