Monterey Institute student Alexandra Shaphren was recognized for her fundraising efforts for the Community Partnership for Youth at the Central Coast’s 20th Annual Philanthropy Day Award ceremony on November 18.
Monterey Institute student Nadiya Gapotchenko is concerned for her family in Crimea as the crisis in Ukraine exposes the greatest rift between the West and Russia since the Cold War.
Monterey Institute students are celebrating yet another banner year for earning prestigious fellowships such as the Fulbright, Boren and the Presidential Management Fellowship, attributable to an excellent group of candidates with strong faculty and staff support.
The popular four-year-old student club B.U.I.L.D. continues to offer free language lessons to both MIIS students and the wider Monterey community, with the addition this year of teacher seminars and curriculum support for new teachers.
Similar names and smiles may cause people to confuse sisters Ahri and Ahra Lee, but now that both are pursuing translation and interpretation degrees at the Monterey Institute, their different career aspirations testify to the diverse opportunities this degree offers.
Amanda Townsend, Arielle Weisman, Amber Slaton, and Lauren Scott worked as an interpreting team at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile during winter term.
Addressing the 247 graduates at the May 21 graduation ceremony, President Sunder Ramaswamy and Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, spoke of the road ahead.
Four Russian Translation and Interpretation students from the Monterey Institute went to Kazakhstan as volunteer interpreters at the Asian Winter Games, where their training and professionalism immediately landed them added responsibilities.
Monterey Institute alumnus Himayu Shiotani (MAIPIS ’11) graduated from researching arms control issues in California to helping implement an international small arms agreement for the United Nations.
The Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies has launched an interactive website featuring up-to-the-minute analysis of the NPT Review Conference Preparatory Committee meeting in Vienna.