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.



Alyssa Paylor

Alyssa Paylor

International Peace Studies, 2019

United States

Alyssa Paylor served in Thailand and Myanmar with VIA, a nonprofit group that fosters understanding between the U.S. and Asia. She also is co-founder of a young women’s leadership and peacebuilding program and a former advocate for peace education in Myanmar. Most recently she worked with English language learners, focusing on job readiness skills for employment. Alyssa holds a BA degree in anthropology and political science and a certificate in peace and conflict studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. As a master of global affairs student, she was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.