TBG 2017 Winter Internship Team
By admin January 13, 2017


Nina de Selding – University of London

Nina was was born in France. She obtained her Bachelor’s from the American University of Paris, majoring in International and Comparative Politics. Currently, she lives in New York where she serves as a fundraiser for an environmental nonprofit. She obtained a Master’s of Research in Public Policy from Queen Mary, University of London. During this program, she studied the different stages of the policy-making process with a focus on program implementation and evaluation. Nina further put her knowledge into practice at UNESCO where she worked on the elaboration of a Result Based Management Framework assessing the impacts of funded projects in developing countries. Being French and American, Nina is fluent in both languages. In addition to international affairs, Nina is passionate about contemporary art.


Alexis Saghie – Westmont College

Alexis Saghie was born in the states to parents of Middle Eastern and American descent, with the majority of her family residing in Beirut, Lebanon. She obtained her Bachelor’s in Political Science with an emphasis on International Affairs at Westmont College. Prior to the completion of her Bachelor’s, she studied at The American University of Paris while conducting an internship at Pierre Claver, a school aimed to help the integration and transition of refugees to the French lifestyle. Alexis has participated in Model United Nations representing Ukraine on the basis of UN Peacekeeping and Security. She recently founded a for-profit organization, Hiraeth Makery, after time in Nepal to help the women of Kathmandu by selling their handmade Nepali journals and paper craft to in-turn send funds back to assisting the local schools in purchasing supplies. She is currently working for Corrigan & Company, a financial advisor firm in a niche market of bank-owned life insurance. Alexis is fluent in English and proficient in French and Spanish. Her passion is to continue traveling and working on hands-on projects to sustain developing communities, as her love of the world lies in humanitarian action and rights.


Siqi Chen – Columbia University SIPA

Siqi is currently pursuing her Master degree at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), concentrating on International Finance Policy. She holds a Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University. Before coming to New York, she was an intern at Oxfam Hong Kong’s Beijing office, assisting development cooperation, agriculture investment and inequality reports with China and Developing World Programme. She also completed an internship with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Beijing, where she developed strong interest in South-South and Trilateral Cooperation, poverty reduction and sustainable overseas investment. Siqi is also a freelance interpreter between English and Chinese, having worked with business and government leaders. She is fluent in Mandarin, English and learning intermediate German. She believes she will gain deeper understanding of foreign investment and economic growth in developing nations at TBG.

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