NGOs and International Relations

Those working in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and international relations have significant impact on politics, policy, and social change, both domestically and abroad. Finding opportunities to network with World Bank employees, Foreign Service officers, and individuals working in the non-governmental sector can be a challenge for students, as these professionals have many demanding obligations. The panel and roundtables will bring professionals in these sectors directly to you so that you can learn about the public service realm from alumni - individuals who were once in your shoes. From the Foreign Service to the World Bank, you will learn about a broad range of career opportunities, as well as how to use your talents to make the world a better place on a national and international level.

Panel Participants

Maria Krasinski, AB'01, AM'09, AM'09

Vice President, WorldChicago

Ms. Krasinski is Vice President at WorldChicago, a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Department of State. Her work focuses on the development and execution of the State Department's short-term professional exchange and training programs for emerging leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world. She graduated from the College 2001 with a degree in psychology & human development and a visual arts minor. In 2009, she earned dual Master's degrees from the Harris School of Public Policy and Committee on International Relations with a focus on cultural policy and public diplomacy. She has worked and traveled in almost 40 countries on all continents. An avid creative, her photography has recently been featured by the Muhammad Ali Center, U.S. Department of State, and the New York Times.

Harry Moroz, AB'06, MPP'12

Economist, World Bank

Mr. Moroz is an Economist in the Social Protection & Labor Global Practice of the World Bank. He works on issues related to migration and labor markets in East Asia, with a particular focus on migration systems and labor market policy. He was a member of the 2014 World Development Report, which explored the role of risk management in development. Before working at the World Bank, Harry was a Mayoral Fellow with the City of Chicago and a Research Associate with the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy in New York City. Harry graduated from the College in 2006 with a degree in Law, Letters, and Society, and from the Harris School of Public Policy in 2012 with a master of public policy. While at the College, he sang in the Motet and University Choirs. He currently lives in Washington D.C.

Christopher Sandrolini, AB'82, MA'84, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Director, Office of Canadian Affairs, US Department of State

Mr. Sandrolini is Director of the Office of Canadian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. Previously, he was Director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan. He served as charge d'affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; INL director at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem; DCM at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, Italy; and Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Calcutta, India. He has also served in New Delhi, Bratislava, and Santo Domingo. He received his AB in 1982 in humanities from the College and his AM in international economics and Latin American studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. He is a native of Chicago and is married with three children.

Masami Tanaka, AB'90, MBA and MS, Accounting and Finance'95 (NYU Stern), MBA, Finance

Diplomat; Economic Officer - Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Ms. Tanaka graduated from the College in 1990 with a degree in economics and political science. After graduation, she worked as a senior consultant at KPMG while working on her MBA and MS degrees at New York University. In 1996-2000, she was a program manager at Cambridge Management Consulting in New York, in 2000-2002 she was a VP of Product Management and Marketing at an internet start-up in Los Angeles. In 2003, she returned to Chicago as a Director at Protiviti Consulting and then in 2005 joined Satori Consulting in New York as a Principal. In 2008, Ms. Tanaka joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. She is an Economic officer and has served as a U.S. diplomat in China, Pakistan, Japan, and Afghanistan. She is currently living in Washington D.C. learning Vietnamese in preparation for her next assignment in Vietnam.