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.

Audrey Thill

Audrey Thill

International Peace Studies, 2023

United States

Audrey Thill graduated from Goshen College with a BA in sociology and peace studies. Her academic and professional interests focus on climate change, environmental destruction, and peacebuilding. Audrey spent six years in southeast Asia working with several peacebuilding organizations, including the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Myanmar and Cambodia. As a peace program coordinator for MCC, she helped local partners develop and implement peace education and advocacy programs. 

In Cambodia, Audrey worked with Peace Bridges Organization and Building Community Voices, developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. She also conducted field research on environmental peacebuilding, nonviolent movements, community dialogue, and interreligious cooperation. She also sought to support and bring awareness to Cambodians defending themselves nonviolently from deforestation and illegal land grabs in their communities. As a master of global affairs student, Audrey is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.