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Alumnus wins Pickering Fellowship

May 18, 2015

Joshua Gregory

Joshua Gregory, an international studies and political science graduate from the University of Washington, has won a 2015 Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship that will begin his journey towards representing the United States as a Foreign Service Officer.

As a Pickering Fellow, Gregory receives financial support towards his two-year, full-time master’s degree program at Syracuse University. Selected by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, he is one of 20 new Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellows for 2015.

Fellows have demonstrated skills critical to members of the U.S. diplomatic corps, including dedication, initiative, integrity, cultural adaptability, the ability to communicate well, and a thorough intellectual background.

Fellows also participate in one domestic and one overseas internship, receive mentoring from Foreign Service Officers and must complete a minimum five-year service commitment as a Foreign Service Officer.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program is named in honor of one of the most distinguished and capable American diplomats of the latter half of the 20th century. Ambassador Pickering holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service. He served as Ambassador to Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, India, and the Russian Federation, finishing his career in the Foreign Service as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.