L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs


Doctoral students

Nathan Teklemariam

B.A., Political Science and International Relations, Marymount Manhattan College; M.A. Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Commonwealth University


  • International Urban Policy
  • Urban Planning in the Developing World
  • International Development Planning

Nathan Teklemariam interned at the United Nations Headquarters as an assistant to the Director of the UN Department of Public Information during his last semester attaining his BA at Marymount Manhattan College. After receiving a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning from at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013, Nathan worked on several projects that focused on integrating and developing the leather, textile, and manufacturing industries in Ethiopia and the East African region. Projects included collaborations with international organizations such as the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Italian Development Cooperation, USAID, and East African Trade and Investment Hub.