Joy King of Wellington was awarded a 2015 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship on March 12 following a highly competitive nationwide contest.
The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University, supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
King is the daughter of Roderick and Mable King. She is a recent graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned degrees in political science and journalism, and a certificate in international affairs. While at UF, she completed a State Department internship in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the Office of Policy and Global Issues in the spring of 2014.
She will continue her study in international affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Study (SAIS) and will begin her first semester of study at the SAIS Bologna Center in Bologna, Italy. She plans to become a public diplomacy officer upon entering the foreign service.
The Rangel Fellowship will provide King with about $95,000 in benefits over a two-year period to pursue a master’s degree in international affairs. She will work for Congressman Ted Deutch on issues regarding foreign affairs this summer.
In the summer of 2016, the U.S. Department of State will send her overseas to work in a U.S. embassy to get hands-on experience with U.S. foreign policy.
Learn more about the program at www.rangelprogram.org.