Annie Tsan, who will be graduating in 2022 from the Department of Political Science at UMass Amherst, has been awarded a 2022 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Rangel Fellowship supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship of $84,000 will support Tsan through a two-year master’s degree in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, providing extensive professional development opportunities such as internships, mentors and skills training.
Upon successful completion of the program, Tsan will become a U.S. diplomat, embarking on one of the most challenging and rewarding careers of service to her country. She will work to promote peace and prosperity around the world. Tsan is the third student from UMass Amherst to win a Rangel fellowship. She is an International Scholar Program (ISP) Fellow and, as an ISP fellow, she studied abroad in Jordan and Taiwan, which exposed her to the possibility of serving as a U.S. diplomat. She is a political science major, a Chinese minor and a Women into Leadership Fellow. She is a first-generation student and Pell grant recipient. (UMass News Office, 12/15/22)
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