Student at Georgetown University
Theo Symonds is a French/UK/USA triple citizen and third-year student at Georgetown University, working towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Foreign Service at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, with a major in Culture & Politics. At Georgetown, Theo is a consultant for Georgetown Global Consulting, and has provided deliverables for MFIs and NGOs in India, Haiti, Botswana, and Pakistan. He is also an editor at Georgetown’s international affairs student-run publication, The Caravel, and is a photojournalist for The Caravel’s bi-weekly newsletter, The Compass.
An intrepid explorer, Theo has set foot on all seven continents. In his own time, he is an keen photographer, and last summer he ventured into a photo-project with Sakalava communities in western Madagascar, who face continuous violence from Dahalo cattle-rustling gangs. This past year, as an intern for the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, he researched the destruction and preservation of cultural heritage in conflict, which inspired his path as a Culture & Politics major.
Prior to Georgetown, Theo grew up and was educated in France, India, and Texas. In 2015, while debating at Austin High School, he was selected to represent Texas at the YMCA’s national-level Conference on National Affairs.