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Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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Jeff Chase

Email: Jeff.Chase@du.edu

  • 2nd Year
  • MA Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration

I am originally from Newington, Connecticut and graduated from the United State Military Academy at West Point with a degree in Systems Engineering. Since then, I have been serving as a Civil Affairs Officer in the United States Army. Experiences working overseas with the interagency community (Department of State, USAID, USDA, etc.) led me to see the value and opportunity in a Masters in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI). I plan on focusing my concentration on Latin America and quantitative skills to prepare me for future analytical and planning positions further in my career.

I chose the Korbel school because of the strength of the program (11th globally in International Studies and rising), the versatility of the GFTEI program, and the flexibility in customizing the program. The faculty, staff, students, and student groups are very engaging, professional and provide ample opportunity for personal and professional development. Additionally, Denver is a great city with a vibrant culture and close proximity to the mountains. Its an Ivy League education in a hospitable setting close to the great outdoors.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Korbel, the GFTEI program or life in Denver.