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.

Sarah Nanjala

Sarah Nanjala

International Peace Studies, 2022


Sarah Nanjala is a former print journalist for the Daily Nation, Kenya’s largest independent newspaper, where she reported on politics, health and wrote human-interest stories. She has written on a wide range of national issues including elections in violence-prone areas and the COVID-19 pandemic. She has worked as a parliamentary reporter and also as an assistant editor for the Star, a daily newspaper in Nairobi.

Sarah has training in investigative and data journalism and was awarded a Transparency International grant to research and report on sanitation conditions in Nairobi’s public schools. Her interests include advocating for women and children as well as reporting on issues related to gender empowerment, health, advocacy, conflict resolution, and policymaking. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the Technical University of Kenya. As a master of global affairs student, Sarah is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.