Sharon McCoy

UCSD IR/PS
Class of 2012

Sharon McCoy currently serves as a Career Counselor at George Washington University’s (GW) Elliott School of International Affairs, where she advises graduate students and alumni on subjects such as job search strategies, salary negotiation, and interview techniques. Ms. McCoy is a recently certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator​®​ (MBTI)​®​ Practitioner. As such, she provides GW students and alumni with interactive personality assessment opportunities and individual coaching on how to integrate personality type in​to one’s career choices.

Prior to joining GW, Ms. McCoy served in the Obama Administration as an Associate Director in the White House Presidential Personnel Office, where she contributed to the recruitment, placement, and retention of political appointees at national security agencies. From 2014 to 2016, she was a Press Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Before her work in the Federal Government, she was a Research Fellow at GovLoop and served as a Program Assistant for the Washington, D.C. semester programs of the University of Georgia (UGA) and New York University (NYU). From 2013 to 2015, she volunteered as a staff member for the group, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). A speaker of Spanish, she has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, including the countries of Argentina, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Jamaica, and Uruguay​.​

Ms. McCoy is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where she earned a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs. She also has Bachelors of Arts degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Georgia. As a student, Ms. McCoy interned at the Center for American Progress and the U.S. Department of State.

Ms. McCoy is a member of the Robertson Foundation for Government Class of 2012. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, Ms. McCoy currently resides in Washington, D.C.