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.



Patricia Ndagano

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. As a master of global affairs student, Patricia was the recipient of a Don & Marilyn Keough Fellowship.