MA in Global Affairs

Yani Bayona Caro

Yani Bayona Caro

Volunteered and interned at International and Latino non-profit organizations

Through her work, Yani has gained a better understanding of the communities she has served, and wants to incorporate this knowledge into her Master’s program.

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Juan Biscay

Juan Biscay

Continuing education in Global Affairs

Juan seeks a career in field of international conflict.

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Robin Brazier

Robin Brazier

Passionate about Women's Empowerment around the World

Robin is interested in learning more about health, geography, population, and international relations.

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Erica Brouillette

Erica Brouillette

Service in the Peace Corps (Armenia) changed her perspective on the world

Erica is an advocate of women’s and refugee rights.

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Emmanuel Donkoh-Moore

Emmanuel Donkoh-Moore

Advocate of human relations, communication, and diplomacy

Working for the Ghana Embassy in DC inspired Emmanuel to learn about women and children’s rights.

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Anas Elsabbar

Anas Elsabbar

Experience as a journalist in the Middle East amplified awareness of the importance of understanding Global Affairs

Anas believes that diversity can strengthen cultural understanding and ability to communicate across lines of identity and difference.

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Andrew Jinings

Andrew Jinings

Eleven years of service in the Air Force inspired him to learn about opportunities to develop and negotiate in the foreign policy arena

Andrew looks forward to living in DC area to meet and learn from other professionals dedicated to public service.

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Monica Kamal

Monica Kamal

Internship at the Virginia State Bar prepared her for conducting research

Monica is looking forward to being close to DC for its career opportunities.

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Cynthia Kangeyo

Cynthia Kangeyo

Chose to study at Mason for its location and the faculty

Cynthia aspires to help refugees to rebuild their lives.

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Elena Kemmerzell

Elena Kemmerzell

Cares about transatlantic & international relations and the environment

Elena looks forward to being close to DC for her interest in transatlantic relations.

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Cecelia Kimes

Cecelia Kimes

Became aware of social justice during her undergraduate studies

Cecelia is considering a career in social justice.

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Cody Mattern

Cody Mattern

Working for the International Rescue Committee has helped him to focus on refugees and asylees.

Cody’s interest in Global Affairs was sparked by teaching English to soldiers of the Romanian Special Forces, the 528th Reconnaissance Battalion.

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Amie Mbye

Amie Mbye

Internship through Vital Voices Argentina helped her to realize remarkable things can be accomplished through connections, mentorships and building on self-confidence

While at Mason, Amie hopes to have her beliefs and values challenged so she can continue to grow in intellectual thought.

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Abla Mounib

Abla Mounib

A journalism program at Hebrew University of Jerusalem deepened her interest in Middle Eastern studies and conflict resolution

Abla hopes to polish her understanding of global issues and acquire a broader sense of their localized impacts.

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Jackie Musikul

Jackie Musikul

Chose to study at Mason for its diversity

Jackie loves meeting new people around the world with different beliefs, traditions, and backgrounds.

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Sulaiman Popal

Sulaiman Popal

Advocate of cultural expression

Sulaiman believes pursuing graduate studies and acquiring a deeper understanding of the developing world is absolutely essential when working in foreign countries with other international experts.

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Megan Samples

Megan Samples

Has nine years of experience developing and implementing sustainable business development and advocacy work in Haiti

Megan wants to empower communities through advocacy and sustainable change opportunities.

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Erika Schaefer

Erika Schaefer

Job at Mason has taught her about intercultural communication, diplomacy, and public relations.

Erika believes diversity creates a fascinating and enriching learning environment.

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Christian Vickland

Christian Vickland

Believes counter-terrorism is the defining struggle of our era

Christian thinks his work experience at Creative Learning, a small peace-building nonprofit, will prepare him for the various readings and papers in the Global Affairs program.

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Jennifer Vigil

Jennifer Vigil

Interest in the problem of migration, which is becoming exacerbated worldwide

Jennifer hopes to continue working in the non profit sector, and providing help to those in need.

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