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Careers in International Organizations (All Students)

Panel Discussion
international organizations event series
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you curious about careers in international organizations? International organizations address issues in many areas -- from the environment to governance to international development to climate to humanitarian aid -- and much more. There are many types of roles and many possible paths. Join our online panel discussion and learn more from practitioners, including alumni.

During this event, you will learn about:

  • A range of career paths and insights into the field
  • The experiences of practitioners, including alumni, in building a career in international organizations
  • Rewards and challenges of this career area


Additional panelist bios will be added as they are finalized. 

Isaac Guzman Estrada (ENVS '15) currently works at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as a Climate Change Mitigation Analyst, a role in which he builds off his academic and professional experience in the field of environmental policy and management. Previously, he worked as a project manager in Mexico's City Ministry of Environment where he was in charge of the local Environmental Management System for the energy and water chapters. Isaac holds the Erasmus Mundus Master of Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management (MESPOM) from CEU and partner institutions as well as a BA in International Relations from Mexico’s Facultad de Estudios Superiores Acatlán.

Tamara Stupalova (SPP ’17) currently works as an Associate Information Manager with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in El Salvador. From February 2019 – January 2022, she held the same role with UNHCR in Lebanon. She has previously worked with organizations including the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) and People in Need. Tamara holds a Master of Public Administration from CEU and an undergraduate degree from the University of St. Andrews.

Mara Tissera Luna (SPP ’17) is an independent consultant with a focus on qualitative research, including policy analysis and MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning). Her clients include UNICEF and other international organizations. Mara has worked on child protection programs and policies in different contexts (for example middle-income countries, low-income countries, and humanitarian contexts) on projects including the creation of guides, evaluations, needs assessments, theories of change, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks. Through her research and policy analysis in Latin America, Europe, and Central Asia, Mara has produced or contributed to 20+ reports, handbooks, and articles and co-written 50+ grant proposals, donor reports. Mara holds a Master of Public Administration from CEU and previous degrees from the Consejo Latinoamericano des Ciencias sociales and the University of Buenos Aires.

International Organizations Event Series

This event is part of the International Organizations Event Series. We also invite you to register for:

This event will be held on campus in Vienna. Please register in advance. You will have an opportunity to indicate if you are not able to attend in person so that we can send you details for joining remotely. The roles presented during employer events in this series will be primarily for graduate students. "Careers in” events are geared toward all students.