Meet MGA Students


The Keough School’s master of global affairs program, a two-year program, includes 74 students.  Current students and MGA alumni represent more than 50 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; the Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Korea; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; 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.



Micaiah Palmer

Micaiah Palmer

International Peace Studies, 2021

United States

Micaiah Palmer graduated from California State University, Sacramento with honors, earning a BA in sociology and a minor in peace and conflict resolution. As an undergraduate, she studied at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden; the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in Lillehammer, Norway; and the University of Oslo. She has published several essays on peace education and children’s rights, inspired by her volunteer experiences in Mexico, India, and with the international nonprofit AfriPeace. Michaiah has worked as an associate facilitator with the Consensus and Collaboration Program, supporting social and environmental policy conversations in California. She is most proud of her involvement in efforts to include California tribes and other underrepresented groups into these policy conversations. In May 2021, Micaiah was awarded a Fulbright study and research grant to Ethiopia. As a master of global affairs student, Micaiah was a recipient of the Thomas D. McCloskey Fellowship.