OECD Congratulates the 2014-2015 Class of Student Ambassadors


Washington, June 25, 2014 -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently welcomed its fifth class of Student Ambassadors for two days of intensive training on its work and history at the OECD Washington Center. During their one-year ambassadorships the students will develop and organize on-campus programs and events highlighting the work of the OECD. Based on their performance, two finalists will be selected to attend the OECD Forum in Paris in May 2015.


The student ambassadors are selected by a competitive application process and represent colleges and universities from across the United States and Canada where students and faculty use OECD data and analytical publications in their teaching and research. During the training weekend, the students visited Washington, DC and participated in lectures and workshops to prepare for their roles as OECD Student Ambassadors during the upcoming academic year.


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The 2014-2015 OECD Student Ambassadors, left-to-right: Lydia Cavasi, Vivek Girreddy, Matthew De Silva, Eliza Miller, Maren Killackey, Caroline Shinkle, Hayden Rodenkirchen, Simona Gilman.



Student Ambassador:



Carleton University

Lydia Cavasin

Columbia University

Maren Killackey

Georgetown University

Matthew De Silva

George Washington

Eliza Miller

McGill University

Vivek Girreddy


Caroline Shinkle

Tufts University

Simona Gilman

University of Toronto

Hayden Rodenkirchen 


Established by convention in 1961, with Canada as one of its founding members, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development today includes 34 member countries and works with more than 100 countries around the globe. OECD is a unique forum where governments work together to address the economic, social and environmental challenges of globalization. It provides in-depth economic analysis, monitoring, forecasting and policy recommendations based on peer review and best practices.

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