Pacific International Affairs
Sharon (McCoy) Swabb currently serves as a Career Coach in the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University (GW). Prior to arriving at GW, Mrs. Swabb served as an Associate Director in the White House Presidential Personnel Office, where she contributed to the recruitment, placement, and retention of political appointees at national security agencies. From 2014 to 2016, she was a Press Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Before her work in the Federal Government, Mrs. Swabb was a Research Fellow at GovLoop and served as a Program Assistant for the Washington, D.C. semester programs of the University of Georgia and New York University. From 2013 to 2015, she volunteered as a staff member for Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Mrs. Swabb is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certified Practitioner and a speaker of Spanish, having traveled extensively throughout Latin America, including the countries of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Uruguay. Mrs. Swabb received a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Georgia and a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego.