Contact Information

All Special Programs staff is located in the McCone building.

IPSS provides the Institute graduate students with an immersive learning experience where they serve as graduate-level interns or consultants in an international organization.  For more information, contact the IPSS staff below.

Our Staff


For general information and questions regarding IPSS contact:

Josh Zimmerman, Graduate Assistant

Phone: (831) 647-3550 ext. 8211



For IPSS advising contact:

Carolyn Taylor Meyer, Director of Immersive Professional Learning and Special Programs

Phone:(831) 647-6417
Fax: (831) 647-6693


Our Faculty

Dr. Moyara Ruehsen

Dr. Moyara Ruehsen, along with IPSS Research Advisors, establish the specific academic components and benchmarks for each individual IPSS Fellow. They perform a critical function in assisting students develop relevant research projects that enhance the field assignment component of IPSS to satisfy degree requirements.