On July 15, 2023, the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) hosted a Diversity Forum Workshop for Students and Young Professionals as part of its seventh annual Diversity Forum Series. APSIA created the Diversity Forum Series in 2017 to inspire students and young professionals – and those who counsel them – to pursue careers in international affairs. The series particularly focuses on students who are traditionally underrepresented in the field. This year’s student workshop was attended by more than 50 undergraduates and young professionals.

RFG was proud to sponsor the event and have Robertson Alumna, Lalitha Adury (Fletcher 2020) participate in one of the sessions. Lalitha, who currently serves as the Chief of Staff and Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State, joined with other representatives from the State Department and USAID to discuss how students and young professionals can gain international experience through jobs, internships, and fellowships.