Meet MGA Students

The Keough School’s master of global affairs program includes 72 students from 32 countries:

Afghanistan, Argentina, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, Uganda, the United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe.

The 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.

<strong>Subhiya Mastonshoeva</strong>

Subhiya Mastonshoeva

International Peace Studies, 2019


Subhiya Mastonshoeva holds a specialist diploma in international relations. She has eight years of experience with gender and youth programming, beginning in Kyrgyzstan and continuing in Tajikistan with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and Counterpart International. Most recently she worked in Tajikistan for International Alert, a British peacebuilding organization, where she led a project focused on sexual and gender-based violence prevention among women and girls. She speaks Tajik, Russian, Dari, and Shugni, an indigenous language spoken in southern Tajikistan. Subhiya is a Fulbright Scholar.

<strong>Jamie McClung</strong>

Jamie McClung

Global Affairs + Specialization, 2019

United States

Jamie McClung served at Bahamas Methodist Habitat, a construction nonprofit organization based on the outlying Bahaman island of Eleuthera. Because of her experiences on the island, she researched small island development and studied Mandarin Chinese while earning a BA degree in development studies from Brown University. Jamie is the recipient of a Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.

<strong>Mohammad Omar Metwally</strong>

Mohammad Omar Metwally

International Peace Studies, 2019


Mohammad Omar Metwally is a co-founder of multiple youth-led initiatives. Most recently, he worked as a regional coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Common Ground Institute program at Search for Common Ground. He has nearly a decade of experience designing, implementing, and managing youth programs, with extensive experience in conflict prevention and conflict transformation, research development, and community dialogue design. He holds a bachelor of science degree in biotechnology from Cairo University. Omark also is a Fulbright Scholar.

<strong>Mian Moaz</strong>

Mian Moaz

Sustainable Development, 2019


Mian Moaz has mentored young people in Pakistan by designing wilderness-based leadership development programs as a member of Youth Impact. He speaks Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, and Pushto, the indigenous language of Pathans in the northern region. Most recently, he helped develop an afternoon school for the street children of Peshawar, his native city. He holds a B.S. in economics from the National University of Sciences & Technology. Mian is the recipient of a Donald & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.

<strong>Loyce Mrewa</strong>

Loyce Mrewa

International Peace Studies, 2019


Loyce Mrewa has worked as a researcher for legal and multidisciplinary research institutes, analyzing issues related to children, persons with disabilities, and constitutional and human rights law. She has published work focusing on international humanitarian law, women’s rights, and children’s rights. She speaks Shona, an official language of Zimbabwe, and is learning French. She holds L.L.B. and L.L.M. degrees with a specialization in international law. Loyce is the recipient of a Thomas D. McCloskey Peace Fellowship.


<strong>Parusha Naidoo</strong>

Parusha Naidoo

International Peace Studies, 2019

South Africa

Parusha Naidoo has worked as a researcher for the Human Sciences Research Council and has interned at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics, international relations, and media studies, and an honors degree in justice and transformation from the University of Cape Town. Through the Restitution Foundation, she recently developed a series of youth dialogues among young South Africans, focusing on justice, equality, and restitution. Parusha is the recipient of a Thomas D. McCloskey Fellowship.

<strong>Patricia Ndagano</strong>

Patricia Ndagano

Sustainable Development, 2020

Democratic Republic of Congo

Patricia Ndagano spent two years conducting research on girls formerly associated with armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She also has worked with nonprofit organizations focusing on humanitarian responses to internally displaced people and refugees in post conflict and hard-to-reach areas in DR Congo. Most recently, she worked as a senior program assistant and project officer for Management Sciences for Health, an international organization that aims to improve the health of the poorest and most vulnerable people. Patricia is passionate about community empowerment and believes that quality education and capacity- building can contribute to societal transformation. She enjoys participating in youth-led associations and acts as a youth wing representative at the World Union of Jesuits Alumni. Patricia is fluent in French and Swahili. She holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and is an alumna of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Patricia is the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.

<strong>Khuong “Max” Ngoc Nguyen</strong>

Khuong “Max” Ngoc Nguyen

Global Affairs + Specialization, 2020


For two years, Khuong worked as a resident researcher at the Kettering Foundation, a think tank dedicated to the study of democracy in Dayton, Ohio. Later, he spent a year in Cuernavaca, Mexico, collaborating with Augsburg University in its marketing campaigns for its social justice – oriented study abroad programs. At the Keough School he is interested in learning more about international security. Khuong is the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.

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