Kristen Richichi is currently a BSFS student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She is pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in International Security. During her time at Georgetown, she focused her studies on cybersecurity, conducting research on the intersections of technology and national security issues. As part of her coursework, she studied cyberwarfare, emerging technologies, and their implications for regional power structures. Kristen's region of focus is the Middle East, and she has a passion for learning cultural histories and languages. During her academic career, Kristen has taken courses in Spanish, Italian, and Modern Standard Arabic. In summer 2019, Kristen studied abroad in Quito, Ecuador at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. In recognition of her academic achievements, Kristen was selected as a 2017 United States Presidential Scholar. This past spring, Kristen became a CyberCorps Scholarship for Service recipient at Georgetown. She is originally from Connecticut, USA and currently lives in Washington, D.C. where she volunteers with communities experiencing homelessness and mental illness. In the future, Kristen plans to pursue a Master's degree in security studies.
Ms Kristen Richichi
BS Candidate, Foreign Service, Georgetown University
3 August 2020