CLS Program News


Lon Gibson
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Lon Gibson is an alumnus of the 2016 CLS Azerbaijani program in Baku, Azerbaijan. He is currently a Ph.D. student in international conflict management at Kennesaw State University. Lon was born and raised in Macon, Georgia with four brothers and two sisters; he is an uncle to 10 nieces and nephews. After he completed his Master of Public Administration, Lon taught English in Saatli, Azerbaijan wit...

Paige Giarmona
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Paige Giarmona is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Bangla program in Kolkata, India. She is currently a sophomore at Northern Virginia Community College earning her Associate’s Degree in liberal arts. After graduating, she plans to pursue a degree in political science with a focus on international relations and international development. Paige has spent most of her time in Northern Virginia but has also ...

Abena Amoakuh
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Abena Amoakuh is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Chinese program in Dalian, China. She is a recent graduate of Boston University and will begin working toward a Master of Public Health at The George Washington University in fall of 2017, specializing in global health epidemiology. The oldest of three siblings, Abena is a first generation American and grew up in a Ghanaian household in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Caitlyn Carpio
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Caitlyn Carpio is an alumna of the 2016 CLS Chinese Program in Suzhou, China. She is currently a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pursuing a B.A. in global studies (Asia and international politics) and minoring in Chinese. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a fellowship to further study or work in China so that she can gain a deeper global perspective and understanding ...