The Rangel Fellowship is a joint initiative between the U.S. State Department and Howard University that aims to enhance the excellence and diversity of the U.S. Foreign Service by supporting outstanding young people from around the country who exhibit the ideal qualities of a Foreign Service Officer.
This year, Young was one of just 30 fellows selected nationwide. As a Rangel Fellow, he will work for a Member of Congress on international issues next summer. In Summer 2019, the U.S. Department of State will send Young overseas to work in a U.S. Embassy to get hands-on experience with both U.S. foreign policy and the work of the Foreign Service. Upon graduation from the program, Young will become a U.S. diplomat, embarking on one of the most challenging and rewarding careers of service to our country.
Young earned his degree in both History and International Studies from MMC in 2014. As an undergraduate, he was awarded the David L. Boren Scholarship to study abroad in Morocco, where he studied Arabic, and also participated in the Rangel International Affairs Summer Program in 2013. Since completing his undergraduate studies, Alvin has served in various national and international organizations including Uber, the Yale Young African Scholars Program at Yale University, the Building Movement Project, and the Impact Network.
Patricia Scroggs, Director of the Rangel Program, said of Young: “We are thrilled to have Alvin join our program. I have known Alvin since 2013, when he did the Rangel undergraduate program. It was clear then that he had a strong commitment to making a difference in the world through diplomacy. His experience at Marymount Manhattan College, as well as his post-graduate experience, have provided an outstanding foundation for his future success. I am confident that he will excel in graduate school and will contribute to global peace and prosperity as a U.S. diplomat.”