Mayu Sakagauchi, GSAS ’11, has been appointed to the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Sakagauchi is an alumna of the graduate program in International Political Economy and Development (IPED). Sakagauchi graduates in May. Following the completion of four months of orientation in Japan, she will begin a two-year assignment to the African nation of Malawi. While in Malawi she will represent the Japanese government as a community development officer and will work closely with the Malawi Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.
While at Fordham’s IPED, Sakagauchi specialized in international and development economics with a focus on project management. Her initial interest in Africa came from her participation in IPED’s summer study tour of South Africa.