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.

Marisa León Gómez Sonet

Marisa León Gómez Sonet

International Peace Studies, 2020


Marisa León-Gómez Sonet, a 2020 master of global affairs graduate, is the legislative associate for the immigration and refugee program at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. In this role, she works towards a more humane and dignified immigration and refugee system.

Marisa has worked with the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America on issues regarding US foreign policy to Latin American, human and immigration rights, and social justice. She also has also interned at the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation on genocide and mass atrocities prevention. Before coming to Notre Dame, Marisa interned at at the Trust for the Americas, an organization affiliated to the Organization of America States in Washington, DC, for economic and social inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean. She holds a BA in global studies with an international development concentration. As a master of global affairs student, Marisa was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.

Opinion: Immigration policy must look beyond the border (North American Congress on Latin America)