Get To Know Francesca

My name is Francesca Gill, a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at American University in Washington, DC. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies at the School of International Service and an Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies at the School of Public Affairs Leadership Program.

From an early age, I always knew that I wanted to change the world for the better. Whether it was through small acts of kindness, or by working hard to get selected into a higher academia community with like-minded colleagues and professors – I knew where my heart was always heading. That was, to make a great difference in the world! Not only do I have shear compassion to help others, but I also wish to become an aspiring role model and leader to others to bring meaningful change in our world. Committing oneself to public service might seem daunting to some; but to others, like myself, it is a calling that can only be heard from the heart.

As I grew older, I acquired a love for peace; global security; conflict resolution; global and comparative governance, and; foreign policy. It was then that I was admitted into American University. Throughout my journey thus far as an undergraduate, I acquired a new outlook on the world around me. That was, lots of work still needs to get done on the international level to ensure a fair, prosperous life for all. With this focused mindset that I have, I want to contribute my public service efforts by communicating, listening, and collaborating with other individuals to make meaningful, effective progress in our world. In doing so, we could all move in a positive direction. It is always important to remember: no matter the size of one’s service, it will always make a great impact for those who truly need it.

“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

–  Theodore Roosevelt