MA in Global Affairs

Ninon Nelson

Ninon Nelson, 2023

MA in Global Affairs

Ninon served as the GLOA representative to GAPSA during her first year in the graduate program and then joined the Executive Committee. Ninon was also the student representative on the Global Affairs DEI committee and provided exceptional insight as we developed SMART goals around student success and curriculum. Ninon currently works for CHSS Academic Affairs.

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Leslie Spitz-Edson

Leslie Spitz-Edson, 2023

MA in Global Affairs

An exceptional student, Leslie's project was selected as a winner of the Global Affairs Student Research Week and she was awarded a High Impact Grant for the completion of GLOA 710: Seminar Abroad in January 2023 to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Sara Salimi

Sara Salimi, 2022

MA in Global Affairs

While performing highly within the program, Sara was actively involved with the Iranian-American community and plans to apply to a Ph.D. program in the future.

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Robin Brazier

Robin Brazier, 2021

MA in Global Affairs

Robin has found ways to tie together her academic training and passion for empowering communities in work with non-profits and in international development.

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Juwairiyah Brown

Juwairiyah Brown, 2021

MA in Global Affairs

A co-coordinator of the Global Politics Fellows program who produced high quality work during her time in the program.

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Mevi Magbegor

Mevi Magbegor, 2021

MA in Global Affairs with a specialization in Global Governance and Public Management

I am grateful for my journey at Mason. My next journey is a career pursuit in international Advocacy and NGO management.

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Susana Masin

Susana Masin, 2021

MA in Global Affairs with a specialization in Global Conflict and Security

Working on a research proposal about youth development programs and their impact on youth migration in El Salvador.

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Lisa-Carolin Petersen

Lisa-Carolin Petersen, 2021

MA in Global Affairs with a specialization in Global Conflict and Security

Got the opportunity to participate in the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-NCA) Graduate Fellows Program.

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Maggie Zargarpur

Maggie Zargarpur, 2021

MA in Global Affairs with a specialization in Global Conflict and Security

Aspires to work in bridging the gap between technologists and policymakers.

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Cody Mattern

Cody Mattern, 2020

Working at the International Rescue Committee as part of a greater refugee resettlement effort in Maryland and the United States

Cody's Master of Arts in Global Affairs has also driven him to pursue new opportunities and to appreciate the unique cultural variance that defines the human experience.

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Sahureli Mendoza Khoury

Sahureli Mendoza Khoury, 2020

MA Global Affairs, 2020

Studying global conflict and security leads to plans to become certified trauma and resilience practitioner.

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Khaled Mohamed

Khaled Mohamed, 2018

Working as a Journalist and Investigative Reporter

Khaled Mohamed's master of arts degree in Global Affairs led him to getting a job at the Middle East Broadcasting Networks, which is a sister organization of Voice of America.

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Anna Cornacchio

Anna Cornacchio, 2015

Career in counterterrorism

After earning her master of arts in global affairs with a specialization in global conflicts and security, Anna Cornacchio serves as a criminal analyst for INTERPOL.

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Lance Ingram

Lance Ingram, 2015

Internships sparked further global study

Internships with the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development led Lance Ingram to find greater understanding of global affairs.

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Tanya Katyal

Tanya Katyal, 2015

Combatting HIV/AIDS epidemic

With a master of arts degree and a specialization in global health Tanya Katyal was able to get a position in the office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, United States Department of State.

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Ramzi Kysia

Ramzi Kysia, 2015

Nonviolence ethic informed by global governance specialization

Ramzi Kysia's current PhD pursuit furthers his master's degree in global affairs with a specialization in global governance and public management, along with his work in nonviolence training around the world.

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Amina Derbi

Amina Derbi, 2014

Honoring Distinguished Alumni

In fall 2017, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Global Affairs program honored Amina Derbi for her exemplary career and humanitarian work.

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Kiren Bansal

Kiren Bansal, 2012

Sharing music across Southern California

Kiren Bansal is the director of business operations and development for a professional orchestra in southern California, supporting and promoting the artistic process.

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Fahad  Malik

Fahad Malik, 2012

Using his expertise in languages and international relations for the US government

Fahad Malik reads and analyzes foreign media for the US government, relying on the understanding gained at Mason about the interconnectedness of global societal issues.

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Catherine Welch

Catherine Welch, 2011

Studying US-Chinese relations

Catherine Welch's master of arts in global affairs with a specialization in global media and technology has contributed to her expertise in Chinese/world relations and cyber security.

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