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.



Kimberlie Orr

Kimberlie Orr

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2022

United States

Kimberlie Orr holds a BA in public health and a JD with a specialization in immigration and alternative dispute resolution from Brigham Young University. Through the Attorney General’s Honors Program, she was appointed to be a judicial law clerk for the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Los Angeles, California. In that capacity, she advised immigration judges on a variety of complex immigration matters. She also worked as an asylum officer in the Refugee, Asylum and International Operations Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security. As an asylum officer, she adjudicated affirmative asylum applications by interviewing applicants, researching country conditions, and applying applicable law and policy. In this capacity she worked with many vulnerable populations, including unaccompanied minors and potential victims of trafficking. Kimberlie is the recipient of a Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.