Ellexis Chapman

Johns Hopkins, Paul H. Nitze SAIS: Master of Arts with concentration in International Economics & Conflict Management

Ellexis Chapman was raised in Paducah, KY. She is a graduate of Xavier University, where she earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and International studies with a concentration in post-colonial studies and a minor in Peace studies. As an undergraduate student she examined the roles of international actors and their response to genocide. During which time she earned the Gilman International Scholarship to study post-genocide restoration and Peacebuilding in Rwanda. In Rwanda, she researched the effects of foreign aid in Rwanda, in particular that of the USAID.  She will continue studying conflict management and stability in post-conflict societies and is most interested in the crisis, stabilization, and governance backstop at USAID. Ellexis is confident that the USAID Foreign Service is a direct response to the journey she has been on and that with the support of the Payne Fellowship she will be able to acquire the theoretical insight and practical tools offered in graduate school. She will pursue a Master of Arts with concentration in International Economics and Conflict Management at Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze SAIS.