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.



Alina Holmstrom

Alina Holmstrom

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023

United States

Alina Holmstrom recently served as an AmeriCorps volunteer with Community Action Network (CAN) in Michigan, where she led a team that translated outreach materials into several key languages and created an English curriculum for CAN’s after-school program. Prior to her AmeriCorps service, Alina served as a Peace Corps volunteer in South Africa, where she taught English to elementary students. She graduated from Albion College with a BA in international studies and French. She speaks French, Czech, and Sepedi. As a master of global affairs student, Alina is the recipient of a Pulte Family Fellowship.