Farah Otero-Amad (COL '18) named a Rangel Graduate Fellow
Farah Otero-Amad (COL '18) has been named to the 2018 class of Charles B. Rangel Graduate Fellows, which supports winners through two years of graduate school as well as entry into the Foreign Service corps.
Farah Otero-Amad will graduate in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations, and a minor in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Born and raised in California, she has also lived and worked overseas in Mexico, Spain, Japan, Ireland, and the Middle East. She is trilingual. Her recent experience at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid honed her ability to lead global advocacy projects on youth entrepreneurship and the English Access Program for underprivileged youth. Farah is a recipient of the Charles B. Rangel Fellowship Program, which will allow her to join the Foreign Service as a U.S. Diplomat upon completion of her Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Journalism. Farah--a student athlete—played soccer for Penn’s Varsity team. She also served as the Assistant Secretary General for the International Affairs Association, on the board of the Lebanese club, and sung in the Arabic Choir.