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.

David Campos

David Campos

Governance and Policy, 2024

United States

David Campos earned his BA with highest distinction in public policy and history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021. As recipient of the Matthew and Michael L. Boyatt Award, David studied Korean political relations at Korea University. He also received the Kathy Arnold Taft Award for Leadership in Education Policy, which recognized his contribution to discussions regarding universal access to a sound basic education within the United States schooling system.  

David has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked with several organizations including Children’s Aid, North Carolina Early Education Coalition, and Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition – North Carolina. Campos’s work has impacted the types of resources children from high-need neighborhoods are exposed to and has encouraged hundreds of minority students to pursue a higher education. He also has helped facilitate conversations among experts across the nation to produce better ways to accommodate English language learners, an issue that affected him personally as a child of Colombian and Costa Rican descent. As a master of global affairs student, he is the recipient of a Pulte Family Fellowship.