We are excited to catch up with BAIS graduate Beatrice Maneshi (‘12) this week. Beatrice formed her own feminist international development consulting company, Catalystas, in 2018 and shares some of her secrets to success with our current students.
How did the education you received from the International Studies Program at the University prepare you for your current work?
My work as an international intersectional-feminist lensed consultant really utilized all of the education I received at USF. Specifically, the Jesuit tradition of critical thought and evidence-based education really has made me a stronger consultant. When working in fragile states trying to deliver a risk or needs assessment or when working with a multinational organization to try and design programs that can connect the Arabic to the English speaking world with technology I often rely back on the approach and discipline I developed at USF.