The Monterey Institute played host to a sold-out TEDxMonterey conference on April 13, featuring 22 presenters exploring our diverse human connections to the ocean and its resources.
May 22, 2012
Program: International Environmental Policy
Fast Fact: Works at a permaculture NGO in Malawi
"My favorite aspect of the International Environmental Policy program was the individual attention each student received and the ability to tailor your studies to your own interests."
Before joining the Peace Corps, Catherine Carlton was unsure about what she wanted to do with her life. But it was during that volunteer experience in Zambia that she found her calling.
"Living in a rural community in the African bush, I found my passion in utilizing sustainable agricultural techniques to promote development," Catherine said.
"After visiting the school I was most impressed by its professional focus, career-development opportunities, and language requirements," she said. "Additionally I was impressed by its focus on international systems rather than just U.S. policy."
Now, after graduating from MIIS, Catherine is back in Africa working with agriculture and development.
"After just a few months in the workforce, I can say MIIS truly does prepare you for a job in the development field."
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