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.



Alasana Suso

Alasana Suso

Governance and Policy, 2024

The Gambia 

Alasana Suso is a public health professional who recently worked for the Gambian Ministry of Health, with a focus on improving the health and dignity of underprivileged communities. He has vast experience in outbreak investigations, research, scientific communications, and public health surveillance. In 2021, he attended the First International Conference on Public Health in Africa. Alasana has supervised health intervention programs in rural Gambia funded by UNICEF, Catholic Relief Services, and the World Health Organization. He has also worked as a teacher for the ministry of education of The Gambia. 

Alasana graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in public and environmental health from the University of The Gambia. He also holds a higher teachers certificate from The Gambia College. At the Keough School, he plans to deepen his understanding of the design, implementation, and management of health and development projects for low-income communities. As a master of global affairs student, Alasana is the recipient of a Keough Family Fellowship.