Meet MGA Students

Current students and alumni from the master of global affairs program in the Keough School of Global Affairs 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; Finland; The Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; India; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Kyrgyzstan; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Morocco; Nepal; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Korea; Taiwan; 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.

Mohammad Farrae

Mohammad Farrae

Sustainable Development, 2022


Mohammad Farrae earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in Pakistan. He has worked in engineering management for a soda ash manufacturing facility and in business development and product management for a Japanese paint company, developing coating solutions and introducing environmentally beneficial products. 

Before coming to Notre Dame, Mohammad led a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that trained secondary school students through hands-on projects related to bee and bird rehabilitation in Pakistan. He also provided consulting services to a firm that is training 500 peace leaders in Pakistan through wilderness education. Mohammad aims to learn how to bridge the gap between sustainable policy development in government and business. He is the recipient of a Riberas Orjales Family Fellowship.