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.



Kathryn Gibson

Kathryn Gibson

Sustainable Development, 2024

United States

Kathryn Gibson is an experienced and passionate public servant. For the past two years, she has served her hometown of Las Vegas as a bilingual federal investigator with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), investigating charges of discrimination and enforcing civil employment laws. Before that, Kathryn attended Tufts University, earning a BA in international relations, focusing on economic development, with a minor in economics. She received honors for her senior thesis, which reviewed the impact of access to microfinance institutions on marginalized Ecuadorian populations. 

After graduation, Kathryn served as a community economic development Peace Corps volunteer in a rural agricultural community in Colombia. During her service, she focused on providing education on entrepreneurship to high school students. Thanks to her time living and studying in Latin America, as well as her work with the EEOC, Kathryn is fluent in Spanish. As a master of global affairs student, she is the recipient of a Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship.