“As a small, grassroots non-profit, it is nearly impossible to quantify the enormous impact we have received from having MIIS interns as part of our team. Qualifying the impact of their value added to process and productivity, as well as quality relationships, can easily be summed up in one word: PRICELESS! Investing in our collective future through this opportunity has extremely high return on investment."
Kathi Speller, Executive Director, Community of Caring Monterey Peninsula
Alumni Success Stories
The unusual path of Richard Crothers (MPA ’97) led from playing basketball in Switzerland to overseeing refugee field operations at camps in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jonah Leff (MPA '06) talks about his work as a UN Weapons Inspector in Sudan and Somalia.
Based in Quito, Ecuador, Aimee Maron (MPA '06) has built a career as a social media consultant for sustainable development organizations in Latin America.
Inspired by the Monterey experience, Sarah Percoulis (MPA '09) empowers youth in her hometown of Detroit, Michigan.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awards Institute alumna Ries the highest honor given to NOAA professionals.