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.



Max Hammond

Max Hammond

Sustainable Development, 2023

United States

Max holds a BS in psychology and communication from Saint Louis University. As a student, he served on social justice committees, worked as a research assistant focusing on motivation and efficacy in the workplace, and co-facilitated a course on intergroup dialogue. 

After graduation, Max served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines. For two years, he worked in Tacloban as a youth development facilitator and computer literacy instructor for SOS (Societas Socialis) Children’s Villages. During his third year, he was assigned to the National Capital Region (metropolitan Manila) to work as a program specialist for the SOS national office. In this role, he helped standardize and implement a youth empowerment framework for all local SOS villages in the Philippines. He then returned to the US and served as an AmeriCorps team leader with Campus Compact, a nonprofit dedicated to building democracy through civic education. As a master of global affairs student, Max is the recipient of a Pulte Family Fellowship.