2012 Rangel Scholar Glorie Chiza has come a long way from his home in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is only beginning what is likely to be a spectacular career. He and his family emigrated from the DRC when he was 11 years old. He applied to the Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program in 2012 from Ft. Valley State University because his family moved to the U.S. under the State Department Visa Lottery program, and he wanted to learn more about the Foreign Service.
After completing the Rangel Summer Program, Glorie immediately put into practice what he had learned about pursuing a career in international affairs and public policy. He began an internship with the Fund for Global Human Rights, which he had visited as a Rangel Scholar. He then became an intern at the White House in the Office of Management and Administration in summer 2013. Moving to the NGO sector, he then served as the Program Coordinator for the Opportunity Funding Corporation, a division of Thurgood Marshall College Fund before returning to the White House as Staff Assistant in the Office of Presidential Personnel. From November 2015 until September 2016, he served as Special Assistant, Office of Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has now returned to the White House for his third tour, serving as the Associate Director in the Office of Public Engagement.
Glorie has been selected as one of HBCU Buzz’s Top 30 under 30 because of his outstanding public service and leadership potential. Outside of the office, he remains committed to public service, and he actively dedicates his time to mentoring and tutoring students in D.C. Public Schools. He credits the Rangel Summer Enrichment Program for assisting him on his path to success. “With great opportunity, comes great responsibility.” He also looks back on the experience as an enjoyable one.