WELLESLEY, Mass. — Wellesley College senior Malina Dumas, the daughter of Roger and Janis Dumas of New Sharon, has been named a fellow of the Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs, which prepares women for positions of global leadership.

Dumas’s participation in the institute will begin with an intensive course in January, where she will take lessons from various international relations and public policy experts, including Albright herself, former U.S. Secretary of State and a member of the Wellesley College class of 1959, who will serve as the institute’s first distinguished visiting professor.

The following summer, Dumas, one of 40 students selected to participate in the institute’s inaugural year, will participate in a Wellesley-funded internship in the United States or abroad, applying what she has learned in a real-life setting.

“My participation in the Albright Institute will be an important stepping-stone towards joining the Foreign Service, which has been my aspiration since interning at the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria,” she said.

Dumas, a Russian language and literature major, has studied abroad in St.
Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, and in Freiburg, Germany. She spent last summer in the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, researching human trafficking and the rights of asylum seekers and refugees in Bulgaria.

At Wellesley, Dumas is a deejay and business manager for WZLY, the Wellesley College radio station, and has played violin for the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society.

The Albright Institute will combine the expertise of Wellesley faculty, researchers and leading public policy practitioners to educate young women for positions of global leadership.


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