Meet MGA Students

The Keough School’s master of global affairs program, a two-year program, includes 74 students.  Current students and MGA alumni represent more than 50 countries including:

Afghanistan; Argentina; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; The Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Korea; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; and Zimbabwe.

The 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.

Clara Villatoro

Clara Villatoro

International Peace Studies, 2022

El Salvador

Clara Villatoro is a former journalist who covered breaking news in Central America on topics such as public health, environment, and economics for local and international press. During the past four years she served as the Central America Regional Human Rights and Democracy Program Coordinator in the Pulte Institute for Global Development, part of the Keough School. She holds a BA in social communication from the University of Central America “Jose Simeon Cañas” (UCA), where she was the recipient of the UCA Martyrs Scholarship. Clara also holds a master’s degree in multimedia journalism from the University of the Basque Country. As a student of this program in Spain, she was a recipient of a Foundation Carolina Fellowship. As a master of global affairs student, Clara is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.