Christine Horansky, a member of Hoosac Valley High School's Class of 2000, was recently named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, in the Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy's "99 Under 33" list.
According to a press release, Horansky is the founder of Ivy and Airwaves, a company dealing in development communications consulting.
An award-winning advocate for global education and champion for women and girls,
Horansky has also been named to the World Economic Forum's inaugural Global Shapers class. She is a featured blogger for the Huffington Post, where she writes from a Millennial perspective on global social good.
Previously, she served as communications specialist for the World Bank's education director, working to advance the UN Millennium Development Goals campaign for universal education and gender equality.
She holds a master's in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a bachelor's in international relations from Mount Holyoke College.
The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy jointly launched in 2011 the first "Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders," a special project that captures the impact on international affairs of 99 diverse Millennials under the age of 33.