Emna Khadri is a Masters student at the Stockholm School of Economics pursuing a degree in Finance. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Retail Management from the Stockholm School of Economics. During high school, she was selected by the US Department of State’s program ‘Yes Program’. She spent one semester studying at a high school in Missouri, and led the role of youth ambassador to spread awareness about her home country and bridge the gap between the Arab world and the US.
Khadri’s professional experience includes work within a growth capital fund, management consulting at Deloitte and Business Development at a fast growing Tech startup. Having strong interest in social challenges and especially alleviating poverty and ensuring equal chances and rights for individuals, Ms. Khadri is determined to continue her career in impact investing.
Ms. Khadri is fluent in French, Arabic, and English, and has a proficient understanding of Swedish.
Wuraola Okuwobi is a Masters in Finance student at the Stockholm School of Economics. She graduated top of her class at Afe Babalola University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She is interested in sustainable development, particularly its relationship with education, energy access and finance.
Before now, she worked in the international tax divisions at PwC and Andersen where she advised multinationals and domestic group companies on related party transactions. While at Andersen, she also worked with the team responsible for developing and standardizing the firm’s Transfer Pricing practice in Africa and the Middle East.
Wuraola manages the finance operations and sits on the board of ISNAD-Africa, a UNEP accredited organization committed on driving sustainable development in Africa through its various initiatives focused on education, energy, and environment.
As a Wallenberg fellow, she will develop knowledge encompassing the intersection of finance, investments, and sustainability, through an internship at GEF Capital and the courses at Georgetown University. She is a fluent English speaker and has basic knowledge of French and Swedish.
Isak Öhlund is a Masters student at the Stockholm School of Economics pursuing a degree in International Business. He previously graduated from the Bachelor Program in Business & Economics with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance from the same school. During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Öhlund spent an exchange semester at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan.
Mr. Öhlund has additional academic experience from the Stockholm University, where he has studied French and implications of disinformation. Furthermore, he has worked within human resources and assisted a US healthtech start-up. Additionally, Mr. Öhlund has done a 4-week global engagement internship in Uganda as part of his Masters, and alongside his studies, he is part of 180 Degrees Consulting.
Isak’s interests include politics where he sees the growing globalization and political volatility as a call for increased appreciation of institutional considerations into corporate strategy. Mr. Öhlund’s interest in politics is an aspect he looks forward to expanding as a Wallenberg Fellow. Besides that, Mr. Öhlund enjoys cooking and exploring international cuisines. He is a native speaker of Swedish, fluent in English, and has intermediate knowledge of French.
In the coming summer, his internship in Washington will be with Medtronic in the International Relations Team, where he will be analyzing public-private partnerships and regulatory considerations in emerging markets.
Georgetown University Fellows
Flora Adamian is a candidate for the Master of Arts in German and European Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she is also pursuing an honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Ms. Adamian is the recipient of the BMW Center for German and European Studies’ Flynn Memorial Scholarship, a full-tuition award granted to one outstanding member of each incoming class.
Ms. Adamian graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College in Los Angeles in 2018, where she studied Diplomacy and World Affairs with a minor in German. After her undergraduate studies, Ms. Adamian was awarded the U.S. Department of State’s Congress-Bundestag Fellowship for Young Professionals, which allowed her the opportunity to live, study, and work in Germany for one year. While abroad, she was a visiting fellow at Humboldt Universität in Berlin, an intern for the German Parliament, and a reporting fellow at a Berlin-based NPR member station.
Prior to coming to Georgetown, Ms. Adamian worked as a Press Assistant for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means, which sparked her interest in private-public partnerships. She has also worked in journalism specializing in public policy coverage and disinformation campaigns. After years of experience in media and the public sector, she is interested in exploring private sector solutions to global crises. She is particularly curious about solutions for addressing wealth inequality and sustainability.
Currently, she is a member of the Georgetown BMW Center’s Europe Desk podcast production team and works as a research intern for the German Marshall Fund’s Alliance for Securing Democracy. She is fluent in German and Armenian.
Drew Fenner is a Masters candidate in German and European Studies at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is also pursuing an honors certificate through the Landeggar Program in International Business Diplomacy. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a BA in Political Science and a minor in European Union Studies. During his undergraduate career, he spent summers abroad in Salzburg, Austria and Brussels, Belgium studying EU trade and foreign policy.
Mr. Fenner’s background concentrates on business-government relations in the EU and transatlantic contexts. Most recently, he served as a graduate fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s European Affairs Program, focusing on business challenges and opportunities linked to the EU’s green and digital agendas. Prior to Georgetown, Mr. Fenner worked on issues of EU legislative politics at Brussels-based institutions, including Alber & Geiger, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and the Institute for Competitiveness. Broadly, he is focused on creating policy and business landscapes that promote innovation in the areas of energy and climate. In particular, he is interested in the role of financial services in advancing frontier technologies.
Mr. Fenner is a native English speaker and has an advanced knowledge of French language and culture.
Eleanor Rubin is a Master’s candidate in German and European Studies at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she is pursuing the International Business Diplomacy Honors Program and is most interested in studying the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and business.
Ms. Rubin graduated with honors from the University of Chicago in June 2021, having double majored in Law, Letters, and Society and Germanic Studies. She received the Germanic Studies Department’s Romberg Summer Research Award for her honors undergraduate thesis research. Her interdisciplinary thesis combined topics from both majors, comparing approaches to freedom of speech and internet hate speech regulation in the United States and Germany.
Ms. Rubin is most focused on international relations, business, and technology, and plans to pursue a related internship in Stockholm this summer. She is fluent in Spanish and German, competent in Latin and Hebrew, and holds United States, German and Israeli citizenships. She enthusiastically looks forward to her internship this summer and gaining experience in international business.