Hired after graduation by Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where she interned as a student, Monterey Institute alumna Johanna Parker combines medical interpreting with freelance work for the U.S. State Department and others.
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The Monterey Institute of International Studies is a vibrant campus community with an abundance of global connections and interesting stories to tell. Our students teach and learn in multiple languages and put their graduate professional education to work all over the world in contexts ranging from economic development to language education to international business to nuclear nonproliferation to conference interpretation to global environmental initiatives. You can find student stories sprinkled across this site and in our MIIS Spotlight. Some of those stories are also told in our Communiqué newsletter, and in our news releases. You can find an expert on your own, or contact us for more information.
The stakes are high as four Monterey Institute students travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month to participate in the final round of the Business for a Better World Competition, after beating out competitors from universities around the world.
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 celebrated another great year in 2013, highlighted by wonderful student achievements, strong employment numbers for graduates, and visits by the UN Secretary-General and the former president of Kyrgyzstan.
Downtown Monterey was wrapped in cheer on Saturday, December 14, as friends and family applauded the 94 outstanding individuals accepting their new degrees from the Monterey Institute at its Winter Commencement ceremony.
Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz announced significant changes to the governance structure of the College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, while also sharing his plans to step down as president in June 2015.
“When a woman thrives, a family thrives and when a family thrives, a community thrives,” said Tonya Antle, trailblazer and philanthropist in the final talk of the day at TEDxMonterey Women, inspiring a standing ovation from the audience in the sold-out auditorium.
Student Services staff at the Monterey Institute knows that the last week of the semester can be a very stressful time for students, so they offer a variety of relaxing activities such as a chance to cuddle visiting puppies, free massages, and the chance to decorate a gingerbread house.
The Monterey Institute recently launched a ReadyCam video broadcast studio that offers easy media access to our Monterey-based faculty and staff experts such as Dr. Jeffrey Lewis of CNS, who was interviewed on PBS Newshour last week.
Monterey Institute alumna Maureen Fura, an activist fighting for awareness and help for women suffering from perinatal and postpartum mental health issues, is thankful for the support she has received and to MIIS for giving her the tools to further this project.