Yasmina Ghantous, MA/MBA '08 is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, completing a dual degree program in which she earned a Masters in Government and an MBA in two and a half years. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and wrote her Honors Thesis on using social movement theory to develop new policy approaches to combat Islamic fundamentalist terrorism. Upon completing the MBA portion of the program, she became an active member of the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board and serves on the Governance and Strategy Committee.
Ms. Ghantous also attended Johns Hopkins as an undergraduate, earning a Bachelor’s in International Relations with a Minor in French Culture. She spent a semester abroad at King’s College in London studying European Cultural Studies, and was a member of the Phi Mu Fraternity. Ms. Ghantous currently attends West Virginia University College of Law where she is pursuing a JD, focused on International Law; while working as a research assistant for two professors.
Ms. Ghantous’ primary work experience has been in the legal field, and she has been employed by Flemming, Zulack, Williamson, & Zauderer and O’Melveny & Myers, Manhattan and D.C. based firms. She has worked within their adversarial divisions and specialized in corporate litigation and class action lawsuits. She has also worked in the public sector, interning for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Promotion Advocacy Center and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. At the Department of Commerce, Ms. Ghantous worked with U.S. companies seeking advocacy from the government in international project bids. At the District Court, she worked on high profile litigation involving international terrorism.
Ms. Ghantous currently lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with her fiancé Andrew. They plan on moving back to D.C. upon graduation where she hopes to embark on a career in international business.