Meet MGA Students


Current students and alumni from the master of global affairs program in the Keough School of Global Affairs represent more than 50 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; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Korea; Taiwan; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; 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.



Jasmine Passa

Jasmine Passa

International Peace Studies, 2019

United States

Jasmine Passa recently taught at the University of Niš in Serbia as a Fulbright Scholar. While in Serbia, she provided translation services for Urdu-speaking refugees and migrants and established a multilingual library in Belgrade. She also has worked in Islamabad for Forum for Dignity Initiatives, a Pakistani research and advocacy nongovernmental organization for gender and sexual minorities. She holds a BA in political science from Denison University and speaks Urdu and Serbian. As a master of global affairs student, Jasmine was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship. In 2020, she was selected as a finalist in the US Presidential Management Fellowship program.