Holly Ratcliffe

Syracuse University, Maxwell School
Class Year: 2021

Public Administration, International Relations

Holly Ratcliffe is a Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Relations joint degree candidate at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. She is also working toward a Certificate of Advanced Study in International Security Studies.

Before coming to Maxwell, Holly worked at Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C., where she helped coordinate the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). While in this role, she administered large initiatives such as the Global Threat Cooperation and the 2018 International Women of Courage Awards (IWOC). Prior to joining Meridian, Holly lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she worked with the non-profits Creativity for Peace and the Santa Fe Council on International Relations.

Holly earned a BA in international affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School. She focused on Middle Eastern affairs and Arabic, and studied abroad in both Amman, Jordan, and Muscat, Oman. After graduating from Maxwell, Holly plans to pursue a career in international security, focusing on countering violent extremism at the grassroots level.

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