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.



Eleanor Jones

Eleanor Jones

Sustainable Development, 2021

United States

Eleanor Jones earned a global studies degree from Saint Mary’s College with concentrations in international development and gender and women’s studies. After graduating she moved to South Africa, where she developed after-school educational programs and provided services for youth living at Open Arms Home for Children. She later received a Fulbright grant to teach English in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Eleanor also has worked as a language editor for the Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights at the Centre for Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Migration in Indonesia, a position she held as a volunteer with VIA, an organization that fosters understanding between the United States and Asia. Eleanor is the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.