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Elliott School alumni span the globe, contributing their skills and knowledge to a wide array of industries and professions. Our alumni engagement efforts are tailored to meet Elliott alumni where they live and work – from DC to Dubai, from the federal government to the corporate sector, and everywhere in between. The alumni connection to the Elliott School doesn’t end with graduation. Our alumni are members of a lifelong and worldwide Elliott community.

Check out our alumni resources below. For all other inquiries, please contact Elaine Garbe, Senior Associate Director for Elliott School Alumni Programs, at [email protected]. And stay connected with Elliott alumni through our Facebook and LinkedIn groups.


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More than 23,000 Elliott School Alumni


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Over 113 Countries Represented




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Upcoming Events

We're taking a break for the holidays. Check back in the new year for an updated schedule. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season!

Spring Semester

Breakfast with Elliott sessions: Faculty speakers TBD (DC)


Alumni News

Alumna Lisa Caruso

A passport to adventure

Lisa Caruso, ESIA BA ’88, little suspected that a chance meeting would jump start her career as a film director, producer, publicist, screenwriter, and industry executive. The serendipitous encounter took place in the mid-1980s when, through a friend, Caruso happened into conversation with an Elliott School junior. 

Alumna Helena Bala

Alumna is creator of Craigslist Confidential

On the cinders of her career, her past identity and her family’s expectations, Helena Bala, ESIA BA ’10, JD ’13, built Craigslist Confessional, an index of trauma—dealt and endured—that strangers ask her to divulge. CBS Sunday Morning featured Helena’s project earlier this year.

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Around the world and back -- an alumna's global journey in journalism

Journalist and GW alumna Naomi Spinrad, CCAS BA ’68, ESIA MA ’86, has been around the world and back, earning herself Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards. Most recently an ad in GW Magazine caught her eye and she connected a team of journalists from Cameroon with Sacred Huff, LAW ’19, a GW student with a powerful story about growing up in the foster care system and earning a scholarship to study law at GW. 

Get Involved 

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Whether you are looking to engage with fellow alumni, connect with students, or volunteer with Colonials in your community, we have an opportunity for you!

  • Host undergraduate students for dinner and share your career advice.
  • Help recruit the next generation of students.
  • Join a regional alumni network and meet fellow alumni in your area.
  • Participate in an alumni career panel and share your career expertise.
  • Join a reunion committee and reconnect with your friends.




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