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.



Yaryna Pysko

Yaryna Pysko

Governance and Policy, 2024

Ukraine

Yaryna Pysko graduated from Ukrainian Catholic University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She most recently worked as a junior analyst for Civitta, an international consulting company. She also has worked on Ukraine’s National Economic Strategy 2030 and on tourism and IT education research projects. She completed an internship at Dejure Foundation, a civic organization in Ukraine where she conducted research on law education and the juvenile justice system. She has participated in numerous volunteer projects. 

In addition to speaking her native Ukrainian language, Yaryna is fluent in English and Russian, and has studied Chinese and Spanish. At the Keough School, she is eager to learn how to apply effective policy mechanisms to build a joyful and prosperous society. Upon graduation, she intends to apply her skills in the post-war recovery process in her homeland. As a master of global affairs student, Yaryna is the recipient of a Keough Family Fellowship.