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Welcome to the TFAS Alumni Network! Since 1967, TFAS has reached more than 42,000 students and professionals through our academic programs, fellowships and seminars. Representing more than 140 countries, TFAS Alumni are leaders throughout the world – forging careers in politics, government, public policy, business, philanthropy and the media.


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The Alumni Awards recognize the distinguished accomplishments of our alumni and commend their dedication and service to TFAS and the world.


Latest Alumni News


Alumni Staff Spotlight: Allie Dunbaugh

In this TFAS alumni staff spotlight, we’ll hear from Allie Dunbaugh, a TFAS Santiago 2020 alumna who is now a communications associate at TFAS.

Redefining Normal with TFAS Alumni Justin and Alexis Black

Growing up, Justin Black ’18, ’19 and Alexis Lenderman-Black ’17, ’19 faced more than their fair share of hardship. With Alexis becoming a ward of the state at age 13 and Justin entering the foster care system at age nine, the future seemed bleak…

Lasting Connections: TFAS Alumni Launch Careers Following Internship Success

TFAS helps students launch careers. Read how these alumni returned to Washington, D.C. after completing summer internships through TFAS.

Uprooted – Grace Olmstead Discusses New Book in Exclusive Alumni Webinar

Last month, TFAS alumna and newly-published author Grace Olmstead, Novak ’15, sat down for an interview with Director of the Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program Dan McCarthy for an in depth look at her writing process, the impact of the Novak Fellowship…

From Student to Teacher: FTE Equips Youth with Tools for the Future

“I first heard about Economics for Leaders back in high school in Kansas, so I applied on a whim to the week-long program at the University of Nebraska and it ended up being one of the most incredible experiences of my life. After that, I never wanted to…

TFAS Public Policy Fellows Explore American National Character

What does it really mean to be an American citizen? Following a year of political and social upheaval, societal tensions and economic uncertainties, the TFAS Public Policy Fellows met to discuss which values unite American citizens as one people. As part…