Anna Thomas graduated cum laude from Elon University with a BA in environmental studies and political science. After graduating, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, where she worked with local farmers to promote sustainable agriculture techniques. Continuing her work on food security issues, Anna joined AmeriCorps VISTA and helped develop Highwater Farm in Silt, Colorado, a nonprofit farm. She was selected as a 2020 National Young Farmers Coalition Colorado Water Fellow and served as the farm’s youth program coordinator, creating a summer program that enabled high school students to learn technical agriculture and communication skills. As a master of global affairs student, Anna is the recipient of a Rogalski Fellowship.
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.