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SLU-Madrid Student Signs on with EU Research Firm

by Isaiah Voss


Senior Kylie Jabjiniak will work at Blomeyer & Sanz in January 2023 after interning, providing insight on EU issues to the company for a year. 

Since September 2021, Jabjiniak has carried out research on policy performance for the European Union and other European and international institutions. Her contributions have served the European Parliament, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). 

Kylie Jabjiniak smiles, standing in front of trees and rocks.

Kylie Jabjiniak. Submitted image.

"The multicultural environment of both the company and our work has helped me build greater intercultural communication competence," she said. 

Some projects that Jabjiniak has worked on have studied drug trafficking in Latin America, criminal justice and border stabilization in Central Asia, and European Union policy related to fisheries and aquaculture.

"Blomeyer & Sanz has refined my skills in professional and academic writing in English as well as fostered my skills in foreign language communication." Ms. Jabjiniak emphasized the importance of foreign language acquisition in the policy field and explained that she has had the opportunity to use French, Spanish and Portuguese in a professional setting. 

Upon graduation, Jabjiniak will turn her focus to public policy and evaluation. In addition, she will participate in a remote traineeship program with a global non-profit organization for long-duration energy storage. 

Jabjiniak hopes to "gain experience inside public institutions, perhaps focusing on work related to international cooperation between Europe and the Americas."