Tom Babington

Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2016

 

Tom Babington graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Western European History. During college, he won a history exchange scholarship to study at the University of Liverpool for his junior year. Babington also spent one semester studying Spanish language and history in Seville, Spain. After graduation, Babington began working on a U.S. congressional campaign in Ohio serving as the Deputy Field Director. He has also interned on Capitol Hill and worked for a political consulting firm in New York. In 2012, Babington swore in as Peace Corps Volunteer in Georgia, where he worked in TEFL education and community development in a small agricultural town. In Georgia, he conducted several small projects, such as installing running water at a local school and building bicycle racks for students. Babington misses his time as a PCV in Georgia, but he is honored and excited to be a Robertson Fellow at the Maryland School of Public Policy. He is majoring in International Security and Economic Policy and International Development, while conducting trade policy research as a graduate assistant for former U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Susan Schwab. He is also serving as the Student Government Representative of his class. In the summer of 2015, Babington will return to Georgia to intern at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi in Political/Economics Bureau.