Name: Tess Sagatis
Hometown: Little Falls, N.Y.
Degree Program: Master of International Affairs
Concentration: Global & Homeland Security

What are your post-graduation plans?
Find new opportunities in the Homeland Security field, possibly take an Arabic language course.

What accomplishment are you most proud of during your time at Rockefeller?
Maintaining a solid GPA as well as connecting with fellow students and faculty within my field.

Who was your most impactful mentor at Rockefeller?
Yalitza Negron. She not only helped me explore careers in my field of study, but also helped me connect to employers as well as helped me develop a professional resume.

What’s the best piece of advice you’d give to those considering graduate school?
Network, network, network! By reaching out to individuals whether they can help you or not, you are getting your name and face out there and that not only helps you succeed but gives you a variety of knowledge from others you never thought you’d need.

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