Alumni Making a Difference

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APSIA Schools’ Dedicated Graduates

Graduates of APSIA schools dedicate their professional lives to changing the world.

They bring an international, interdisciplinary understanding to their work for public, private, and non-profit organizations. They leverage the training they received in graduate school to connect different issues and solve problems.

Learn about some of our alumni and their work to transform the world:

Alumni Stories

Creating a Better World through Decent Work

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Alumnus of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Tauvik Muhamad, is a Project Manager and Technical Officer for employment and skills development at the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Driving Progress via Innovation

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He instinctively knew that to contribute to Vietnam’s transformation, his career path had to be one where the worlds of business and social impact intersect.

Adopting a Growth Mindset

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Spending two years in a classroom with professors who challenged your opinion taught me that I have nothing to lose in trying to make the impossible possible.

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Policy, for Safer Food

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A member of EFSA’s strategic engagement team, Francesco focuses on helping the agency develop close working relationships with third country authorities and multilateral organisations.

Forging an Equitable Approach to Organizational Change: Bush School Alumna Cristina Lopez ‘03 Named VP for DEI

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In learning to develop a sense of belonging and connection in different places, Lopez built a foundation for her future career in corporate Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI).

Making the World A Better Place for Kids

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Two alumni of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy have dedicated their careers to eradicating poverty and inequality by ensuring every child gets access to clean water, nutrition and education.

Using nightlights as a measure of economic activity

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GPS alumnus and professor use cutting-edge remote sensing technology to help provide an innovative path for monitoring progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Successful career in global affairs and public policy: IE Alumni

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International relations is a complex and competitive field, and undertaking postgraduate study is an essential step to unlocking professional success.

Blazing a Trail for Future Leaders

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We spoke with SIS alumna Betsy Moler to learn more about her impactful career, her time at SIS, and why she believes it’s important to give back.

Advocating for Disability Rights

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Serge Okogo, SIS/MA ’14, has become a role model for the deaf community in Gabon as well as an advocate for the most vulnerable people in his country.

Leading in Inclusive Technology Policy

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We spoke with Intercultural and International Communication alumna Doreen Bogdan-Martin to learn more about her time at SIS, career, and accomplishments.

Korbel School alumna on study abroad and graduating in the age of COVID-19

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For alumna Dana Parke, study abroad has opened doors since her time as an undergraduate student in Dakar, Senegal.

Coordinating Doctors Without Borders’ COVID-19 Response in NYC

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Over the past 12 years, Michelle Mays (SIS/MA ’08) has worked around the world with Doctors Without Borders. But her latest placement was much closer to home.

Fighting Child Labor at GoodWeave International

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SIS alumna Micaela Vivero puts to good use her master’s degree from SIS and her extensive experience in global marketing and communications as the vice president of communications at GoodWeave.

Advocating for People Displaced by Climate Change

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Kayly Ober (SIS/BA ‘08) researches and reports on climate change, migration & displacement issues as the senior advocate and program manager of Refugees International’s Climate Displacement program.

Directing Programs on Human Rights in North Korea

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Rosa Park is the Director of Programs and Editor at the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.

Supporting Blended Finance and Investment

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Justice Johnson is a content manager for Convergence, the global network for blended finance. We generate blended finance data, intelligence, and deal flow to increase private sector investment in developing countries.

Leading policy initiatives that affect the global black community

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Menna Demessie leads the CBCF’s research and policy initiatives that affect African Americans and the global black community.

Improving U.S. defense and security

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Claudia Muñoz improves U.S. defense and security

Scaling Local Solutions for Local Problems

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Likumbi Kapihya serves as the Hub Manager for the Social Enterprise Academy in Zambia.

Welcoming America

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David Lubell inspires people to build a different kind of world — one that embraces immigrants and refugees, and fosters opportunity for all.

Connecting Atlanta with the World

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Paulina Guzman advises, assists, and supports officials in the city of Atlanta on matters of diplomatic procedure.

Advocating for Human Rights and Racial Justice

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Margaret Huang is the president and chief executive officer of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Commenting on Global Issues

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Karen Attiah is the Global Opinions editor at The Washington Post.

Supporting People-Power Movements

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Maria Stephan directs the Program on Nonviolent Action at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

Facilitating Canada’s Transition to a Low Carbon Economy

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Fred Ninh contributes to the development and implementation of policies to stimulate clean growth, create jobs, and drive innovation across all sectors, facilitating Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

Directing Foreign and Defense Policy Studies

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Kori Schake is the director of foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute

Creating Livable Resilient Communities

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Julia Kim helps to create livable, resilient communities by partnering with public agencies, community leaders, and key stakeholders throughout California.