Our fifth cohort of Wallenberg International Fellows comprises Stockholm School of Economics and Georgetown University students who are citizens of Norway, Peru, Russia, Sweden, and the United States
Stockholm School of Economics Fellows
Diana Mustafina is a Masters student at the Stockholm School of Economics pursuing a degree in Finance, and is the recipient of a scholarship from the af Jochnick Foundation. She holds an undergraduate degree in International Management from the Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University where she wrote a thesis titled “Expanding the product portfolio for tour operator Liberty” – a consulting project in cooperation with social entrepreneurs specializing in tourism for disabled travelers. She also studied for a semester at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.
Ms. Mustafina’s professional experience includes work within marketing and corporate social responsibility. Most recently, she worked for the International Children’s Social Football for Friendship programme, a CSR project focused on popularization of youth sport and a healthy lifestyle, upbringing of tolerance and friendship among children worldwide. Having strong interest in the climate change issues and international development cooperation, Ms. Mustafina determined to continue her career in sustainable finance. She is particularly interested in green bonds and impact investments that mobilize capital to address social and environmental problems.
Ms. Mustafina is a native Russian speaker, fluent in English, has an intermediate knowledge of Spanish, and basic knowledge of both Italian and Swedish.
Agnes Nilsson is a Masters student at the Stockholm School of Economics pursuing a degree in Business and Management.She previously graduated from Stockholm University with a double degree in Political Science and Business Administration. During her Bachelor studies, Ms. Nilsson spent an exchange semester at UNSW Business School, Sydney, Australia, where she focused her studies on cross-cultural management and business strategy. Agnes is interested in social policy and collaborations at the intersection of public and private interests, and her theses work focused on the political discourse on the sharing economy.
Ms. Nilsson is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation as means for development. Alongside her studies, she is currently working for Center for Sports and Business at Stockholm School of Economics, helping young people innovate, develop and grow their business ideas within the horse industry, a field from which she has extensive experience, having represented the Swedish national team in eventing.
Agnes enjoys cultural events and being out in nature, preferably on skis. She is a native Swedish speaker, fluent in English, and has basic knowledge of French and German.
Simon Rothschild is a Masters student at the Stockholm School of Economics pursuing a degree in Economics. He previously graduated from the Stockholm School of Economics with a B.Sc. in Business and Economics in 2017. His thesis focused on the determinants of trust in public institutions.
Mr. Rothschild’s professional experience includes working in the private sector and in diplomacy. After his Bachelor studies, he spent six months at the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Madrid, where he wrote reports on and closely followed the economic and political situation in Spain. He was also involved in the promotion of Norwegian businesses and culture in the country. Afterwards, he joined the management consultancy firm Arthur D. Little for a six-month internship. There, he worked on several client projects in Scandinavia, including a large public transportation tender and in the electrical vehicle value chain.
While in high school, Mr. Rothschild spent a year as an exchange student in Argentina. He is a native Norwegian speaker and fluent in English, Spanish, and Swedish. He is passionate about music and plays the violin and the piano.
Georgetown University Fellows
Luis Garzon-Negreiros is a dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Foreign Service candidate at Georgetown University. He is pursuing an Honors Certificate in International Business Diplomacy and is majoring in Global Business and Finance. In addition to his studies, he is currently a Structured Finance intern within the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). He holds an undergraduate degree in Global Affairs with a minor in Latin American Studies from George Mason University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Delta, an Honor Society for International Scholars. His undergraduate experience also includes a study abroad at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico.
Prior to arriving at Georgetown, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali, where he collaborated with a local artisan cooperative to organize professional skills trainings for the artisan population. As a Peace Corps Volunteer, he also worked with a group of HIV positive women to start a local soap-making and fabric-production business. He has worked as an International Development consultant in Washington, D.C., and more recently completed an MBA internship as a Corporate Finance Associate within Pfizer’s headquarters in New York City. Professionally, he is focused on developing not only his skills in finance but continuing to evolve as a student of international affairs. He is especially interested in not only succeeding in the field of international finance, but also aspires to launch his own non-profit, and leverage a successful career in finance to address critical issues in international development.
He is fluent in Spanish, French, Portuguese, and speaks Intermediate Italian. Born in Lima, Peru, he grew up in Peru, El Salvador, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Bolivia, and the USA (Boston, Massachusetts).
Christina Huntzinger is a candidate for the Master’s degree in Latin American Studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. Her studies concentrate on Political Economy, with particular attention to digital trade and internet policy. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Huntzinger holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish from St. Olaf College, with minors in Linguistics and Film Studies.
After completing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Huntzinger spent two years as Visiting Professor of English at the Universidad de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica. She then spent several years working across the private and non-profit sector in the U.S., most prominently at a Silicon Valley tech start-up with partnerships in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Her time working in Latin America and the United States, during the rise of social media and mobile technology, led to her interest in internet and data policy as a significant issue of international affairs. In December 2018, Ms. Huntzinger was selected from a nationwide competition by the Tech Embassy of Denmark in Silicon Valley to be the first “Tech Ambassador for a Day,” based on her essay of recommendations for political leaders’ approach to tech giants.
Ms. Huntzinger is fluent in Spanish with beginner knowledge of Portuguese, and a basic understanding of French.
Matt Tibbitts is a Master of Science in Foreign Service candidate at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service with a concentration in International Development. He is also pursuing a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Mr. Tibbitts holds a B.S. in Health Administration with minors in both Business and Economics from the University of Scranton where he received a Presidential Academic Scholarship.
Upon graduation, Mr. Tibbitts was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship Grant to Malaysia where he taught English for eleven months in the state of Terengganu. Afterward, he was accepted into the English Opens Doors program in Chile where he continued teaching. Most recently, Mr. Tibbitts worked with the Shoulder to Shoulder Organization in Honduras where he taught English at the Good Shepherd Bilingual School, contributed to the CREE technological initiative, and acted as a medical brigade coordinator and translator. Professionally, he is interested in mutually beneficial interventions that maximize financial returns, social impact, and environmental stewardship. As a former collegiate athlete, Mr. Tibbitts is also an avid sports fan and works part-time with Georgetown’s Athletics Operations.
He is a native English speaker, is proficient in Spanish, and speaks basic Malay.