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Alumni dreams #207

Her BA taught Laure Burg to cultivate open-mindedness and pursue academic and professional interests. After she began a Master in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. So she moved from one city at the crossroads of diplomatic affairs to another at the heart of international relations.

Laure majors in Environment, Resources and Sustainability and follows a Conflict and Development minor. It stems from study of Africa in her BA which sparked interest to delve further into food systems, land degradation, and climate change-induced displacement.

Even without area specialisation all her assignments are tailored to the African continent’s realities and complexities. Although all classes have been online her experience has been extremely enriching.

Laure is a part-time climate change and circular economy intern at the International Telecommunication Union working mainly on e-waste management and youth engagement. It has been rewarding applying academic knowledge as part of a dynamic team.

Her fondness of the interdisciplinary nature of BAIS encouraged her to start an interdisciplinary master, a choice she has not regretted since.


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