Eva Baker ('07)
Eva graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in International Studies (with a concentration in Latin America, and minors in Spanish and Rhetoric and Argumentation) in 2007, and an M.A. in International Relations in 2009. She loved the BIC's emphasis on multicultural engagement, promotion of diversity of thought and inclusion, as well as the fact that it fostered a continuous love of learning and self-improvement. While at Baylor she also served as a delegate, co-head delegate, and assistant director of the Model Organization of American States debate team, studied abroad in Argentina and Turkey, as well as volunteered with international student and scholars programs.
Eva has worked for the U.S. Department of Defense since 2009, including as a research assistant on Western Hemisphere Security Affairs with the National Defense University, a management analyst for the Joint Staff Directorate of Military Education and Doctrine, and since 2017, as an editor and communications specialist for a combat support agency informing U.S. Government policymakers and warfighters on a wide variety of national security issues.
Eva has been an active member of the Baylor alumni community in Washington, D.C. since moving to the area in summer 2009. She has mentored dozens of Baylor students and graduates through faculty connections, as well as those facilitated by the Political Science Department's Poage-Mayborn Washington Summer Seminar and Baylor in Washington Program. She has been the local organizer of the Baylor football and basketball watch parties since fall 2018, and was selected as the D.C. area's representative for the Baylor Alumni Regional Council in fall 2020, leading a group of local volunteers planning community events and encouraging philanthropic activities to give back to Baylor.