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.

Christine Chun

Christine Chun

Sustainable Development, 2023

United States

Christine Chun is a proud daughter of Korean immigrants and is currently pursuing an MGA/MBA dual degree. Prior to coming to Notre Dame, she worked in the nonprofit sector leading service-learning programs in low-income Chicago public schools. For the past eight years, her passion for culture and community has led her to unique opportunities in education, international development, advocacy for refugee and immigrant populations, and corporate social responsibility across Latin America, Uganda, and major US cities.

Christine holds a BS in elementary education with an emphasis in international development and she speaks fluent Korean and Spanish. Her current professional interests include leading strategic, people-centered teams and identifying sustainable economic development opportunities alongside marginalized communities, especially small-scale coffee farming in Ecuador. As a master of global affairs student, she is the recipient of a McKenna Center Fellowship.