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.



Mariama S. Dampha

Mariama S. Dampha

Global Affairs + Specialization (offered through 2022), 2023

The Gambia

Mariama S. Dampha  is a public health professional who recently worked for The Gambia’s Ministry of Health in West Africa. Driven by her strong desire to improve health conditions in the developing world, she has interned at the Medical Research Council Unit, The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, served as a public health officer at Bafrow Medical Centre, and as a gender consultant for the Health Star Association in The Gambia.

Mariama graduated cum laude from the University of The Gambia with a bachelor of science in public and environmental health. At the Keough School, she is pursuing her master of global affairs while specializing in global health. She plans to research connections between life-threatening health issues and health policies in the developing world. Mariama is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship and is currently interning with the global interfaith peacebuilding coalition Religions for Peace, an opportunity made possible by a partnership with the Keough School’s Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion.