Meet MGA Students

Current students and alumni from the master of global affairs program in the Keough School of Global Affairs represent more than 60 countries including:

Afghanistan; Argentina; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; Finland; The Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Myanmar; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; Singapore; South Africa; South Korea; Syria; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Venezuela; Vietnam; Yemen; and Zimbabwe.

Our students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the university more widely.

Aidé Cuenca Narváez

Aidé Cuenca Narváez

Sustainable Development, 2023


Aidé Cuenca Narváez has worked in both public and faith-based community nonprofits and higher education in her home country of Ecuador and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has experience facilitating educational workshops on youth leadership, community organizing, and immigration as well as managing programs. Aidé is interested in education access, community development and sustainable agriculture, and their intersection with bridging the inequality gap and funding allocation.  

Aidé has lived and worked alongside under-resourced communities in Ecuador and immigrant communities in Philadelphia. She is committed to leveraging the grassroots work of communities who are already working for social transformation through collaborative partnership, empowerment and mutuality. Aidé holds a master’s degree in leadership from Cabrini University and a BA in sociology from the University of Guayaquil. As a master of global affairs student, Aidé is the recipient of a Kellogg Institute Fellowship and a Rev. Robert Pelton, C.S.C. Fellowship.