Elizabeth Boesen


Part-time Faculty

Elizabeth is the Assistant Director for Public Service Initiatives at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She also serves as part-time faculty at the Elliott School, and at Georgetown’s Capitol Applied Learning Lab. She is a co-owner of English Now, a language school for adults in Bethesda, MD.

Previously, Elizabeth served as GW’s Career Coach for International Affairs for 5 years, and prior to that, had an active career in international development, corporate social responsibility, and philanthropy, working on three continents and in five countries, including in Singapore as Regional Director-Asia for the International Youth Foundation, in Beijing as the inaugural Representative in China for the World Economic Forum (as well as in Geneva as their Program Director for Davos), and traveling around Asia as the on-the-ground launch staff for the Global Alliance for Workers and Communities, a labor practices program implemented in Nike and Gap factories.  She has also worked as a writer/editor for Winrock International and for Restavek Freedom. Domestically, she has served as a member of the US Venture team at Ashoka, and as a Teaching Fellow at Phillips Academy Andover.

Elizabeth earned a B.A. in Political Science with Honors from the University of Chicago and an M.A. in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.