Eileen Shields-West, MSFS

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Washington, D.C. and Nantucket, MA

Eileen Shields-West has served as a Correspondent and Bureau Chief for Time Magazine and reported for CBS, CNN and NPR. She holds a Master of Foreign Service (MSFS) Degree from Georgetown University. From 1996 to 1999, she served as the Board Chair for the Beauvoir School in Washington, DC, where she coordinated a building project and a $7 million campaign. Ms. Shields-West authored The World Almanac of Presidential Campaigns (1992) and edited and contributed to Choosing the Right Educational Path for Your Child: What Are the Options (2008). She has been a guest columnist for Politico and is now writing political and international columns for The Huffington Post. She is the chair of The SEED Foundation, responsible for the first public charter boarding schools in the nation, a member of Georgetown University’s MSFS Advisory Board, a board member of IREX, an international development and education organization, and just stepped down as chair of Refugees International, an independent advocacy group, after serving from 2010 until 2019. Eileen has been summering on Nantucket since the mid-eighties and finally found a place the family loved in Sconset in 2008. Eileen enjoys playing tennis, sailing and, especially, old-fashioned roller-blading along Milestone Road, putting cares aside.