Oglethorpe Alumna Named Top Young Foreign Policy Leader

Oglethorpe alumna Carlissa Carson ’05 has earned a spot on Diplomatic Courier’s “Top 99 Under 33 Foreign Policy Leaders”  list for her “creativity, determination, and passion in tackling the world’s critical global challenges.”  The global affairs magazine releases the annual list to highlight 99 leaders under the age of 33 who strive to impact the global community through use of their entrepreneurial talents.  The list divides the leaders into seven categories, and  Carlissa was distinguished as a “Practitioner” for her professionalism and skill in improving foreign policy. 

Carlissa is an activist, military officer, and attorney for the Morgan Law Firm. She serves as the Regional Political Director of the Truman National Security Project (Southeast). She also sits on the Board of Directors for GA WAND, an organization that empowers women to speak persuasively on issues related to national security and environmental justice. She is a Judge Advocate in the Air National Guard and previously served nine years in the Army Reserve, including six years in military intelligence and three years as a Judge Advocate. As a Judge Advocate in the Army Reserve, she was Chief of International and Operational Law and a subject matter expert on the Commanding General’s Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Group. 

With this stellar experience Carlissa cemented a spot on the list, and according to the Top 99 Under 33 Committee, has the potential to excel as a leader during her career and to leave a long lasting mark on her community.

Doesn’t that sound just like an Oglethorpe grad?  Congratulations, Carlissa!