Jess Martin is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program at Georgetown University, with a concentration in Global Politics and Security.
She is a Section Editor of the prestigious Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, where she oversees a team of editorial assistants. She is responsible for producing original policy-oriented analyses with renowned global experts in international relations.
As a member of the Hungarian Diaspora in Brazil, Jess has a personal connection to Hungary. She has been actively promoting Hungary’s rich cultural heritage as the President of Georgetown’s Professionals in Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Affairs and now with the Hungary Foundation.
Before pursuing her passion for international affairs at Georgetown University, Jess worked as a private-sector executive in the Silicon Valley. In that capacity, she led billion-dollar global restructurings and managed operations worldwide. Jess has also authored and published 15 articles and has lived in the United States, Brazil, and India.
In addition to her private sector experience, Jess has volunteered for organizations such as the American Red Cross, the SF Board of Supervisors, and various other NGOs. She holds a Master’s in Management of International Organizations from Bocconi University (Milan) and is pursuing a concurrent Master’s in Advocacy from the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies – IHED (Geneva).
“Effective communication lies at the heart of shaping impressions, conducting negotiations, and formulating policies. I am excited about working with the Hungary Foundation in this capacity and using my skills to promote Hungarian culture.” – Jess Martin