Renée Gallant Brings a Passion for Connectivity to Her Role Representing Georgetown University in Asia
In recognition of the region’s critical importance in global affairs as well as the university’s historically strong ties to the region, Georgetown welcomes Renée Gallant (G’17) as its first representative in Asia.
Gallant spent the bulk of her 25-year career working in advancement, external relations, and program management in the education sector, including six years at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q). Besides her previous employment at Georgetown, she is also a proud Hoya having graduated from Georgetown’s inaugural cohort of the master of arts in international business and policy program.
Building on her experience working at GU-Q, Gallant’s primary objectives as Georgetown’s representative in Asia are to support and strengthen the Georgetown community in Asia. As part of this she hopes to foster the university's academic and research collaboration across the region.
"I am looking forward to engaging with fellow alumni across Asia and helping to bring more Georgetown to the world and vice-versa."
Parallel to her career and commitment to her family, Gallant is also an active volunteer. She is currently an advisor to the board of talentTrust and previously served as the global expansion lead for She Loves Data and the marketing and communications liaison for the Tabitha Foundation Singapore. Based in Singapore, Gallant feels called to be a perpetual “dot-connector” who loves nothing better than bringing together people, projects, and purpose.
In September 2023, Thomas Banchoff, vice president for global engagement at Georgetown University, attended an international alumni summit with Gallant in Singapore that brought over 150 Georgetown alumni together. He is excited to see how their continued collaboration can expand the university’s engagement with the region.
“Georgetown has a rich history of academic engagement across Asia, encompassing faculty and student exchange and strong institutional ties. I am delighted that Renée will be representing Georgetown in Asia to continue to strengthen and advance those ties.”