Gabrielle Keleher

Bush School of Texas A&M
Class of 2016


Gabrielle graduated summa cum laude from the honors program at Queens University of Charlotte in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish. She was very active on campus; serving with the student event programming board, her university’s Model Organization of American States team, and with the admissions office as an Admissions Ambassador. She won a number of awards as an undergraduate for both academic excellence and her volunteer work. She also volunteered with the Refugee Resettlement Program run by Catholic Charities of the Charlotte Diocese. Additionally, she is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, Sigma Delta Pi and Phi Beta Delta honor societies.

Gabrielle became interested in international affairs after traveling to the UK and Ireland as a People to People Student Ambassador and participating in the Global Young Leaders Conference in high school. In pursuit of this interest, she worked as a research assistant for a consulting fir during her undergraduate career, which lead to her first publication through the Institute for Defense Analyses. She is also an alumnae of The Fund for American Studies’ Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service, during which she worked as an intern for the Education and Workforce Development program at the Hispanic Committee of Virginia.

At the Bush School she studies national security and diplomacy, concentrating on American foreign policy and grand strategy, and spent her summer interning at the US Embassy in Lima, Peru. After graduation, she hopes to work in the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.