For Erika Briceno, foreign policy was an integral part of her life from a young age. “I learned from my family that it was important to be in engaged — as a citizen of this country and of the globe,” Erika said, a sentiment that led her to start her high school’s first Model United Nations club. As an undergraduate at Southern Methodist University, Erika majored in International Relations and Political Science.
An internship with Edelman opened the path toward combining communications and foreign policy, and after working in Edelman’s DC office for a time, Erika came full circle by securing a position at the United Nations Foundation as a Communications and Digital Manager. “This position is a great opportunity to meld my long term goal with my interests in advocacy and communications,” Erika said. Now pursuing a Master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University, Erika sees an opportunity to continue Bryce Harlow’s legacy through her work at the United Nations Foundation. “In today’s political environment, I am committed to bridging political divides through messaging, in the spirit of Bryce Harlow and his career,” Erika said.