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.



Catherine Jassey

Catherine Jassey

International Peace Studies, 2023

The Gambia

Catherine Jassey graduated from the University of The Gambia in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She also holds a diploma in gender and development studies. After graduation, she worked for the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding in The Gambia, focusing on early warning and conflict prevention and women in peacebuilding programs.

Catherine also has worked for the International Center for Transitional Justice, where she led the gender justice program to ensure the inclusion and active participation of women and youth during a transition from dictatorship. In 2020, she worked for The Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation, and Reparation Commission as a women’s affairs officer, ensuring that priorities, activities, outputs, and strategic objectives of the truth commission were inclusive of and responsive to women’s perspectives and gender equality. As a master of global affairs student, Catherine is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.