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.

Olfa Jelassi

Olfa Jelassi

Governance and Policy, 2024


Olfa Jelassi graduated from the National Engineering School of Tunis with a hydro-meteorological engineer diploma and has been working in the international cooperation and development sector. Most recently she served as projects manager under the supervision of the head of German cooperation at the German Embassy in Tunisia. Olfa is a board and steering committee member of GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice, a global network of organizations, experts and activists working for gender equality, women’s rights, and climate justice. She’s also a member of the Women and Gender Constituency of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and she acts as regional liaison for the Middle East and North Africa Education, Communication, and Outreach Stakeholder Community of the UNFCCC. 

Olfa is an international expert, advocate, trainer, and lecturer on gender, women’s rights, and climate policies, with many years of UNFCCC experience. She also co-founded an organization that leads local environmental initiatives and projects, and she was named Young Environmental Leader by the Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative. As a master of global affairs student, she is the recipient of a Keough Family Fellowship.