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.



María Camila Peralta

María Camila Peralta

Sustainable Development, 2023

Nicaragua

María Camila Peralta holds a BA in economics from Villanova University and postgraduate training in trust fund management from the Latin American Banking Federation. As a student, she served as international projects chair for Business without Borders, leading trips to Nicaragua and fostering financial literacy in the small and medium enterprise sector. 

After graduating, Maria Camila was appointed to the board of directors of the Nicaragua-based nongovernmental organization VISEDAL, a nonprofit that empowers youth from low-income backgrounds by providing quality health and education. She also was part of a young professionals trainee program at Banpro, the largest banking group in Nicaragua, and worked as project manager in the innovation department for an insurance broker. Maria Camila also serves as translator and volunteer for FOREST, Nicaragua’s first environmental trust fund. As a master of global affairs student, she is the recipient of a John Hahn/Leticia Foncillas Fellowship.