Student Profiles

Learn about our diverse student body and hear what they have to say about the Public Administration (MPA) program.

Anna McCloskey

Works for: Center for Advising & Career Services, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Title: Graduate Assistant

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Shawn Harris

Fast Fact:  Shawn made a documentary in Libya following the collapse of the Qaddafi Regime.

“I believe that in order to raise the global standard of living we have to address both conflict and economic development simultaneously.”

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Cristina Lopez

Fast Fact: Cristina participated in a rescue and recovery disaster relief course in the south of France.

“My summer project consisted of filming a documentary about water insecurity in Nicaragua.”

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Fareed Bailey

Fast Fact: As a staffer at the Arizona State Senate, Fareed directly worked on nearly 60 pieces of legislation.

“I set out to acquire the skills integral to being a successful policymaker.”

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Derek Polka

Fast Fact: Derek grew up on a dairy & agricultural farm in Moss Landing, a town in north Monterey County with a population of 204 people.

“The ability to provide food and an adequate wage for living is crucial if we wish to bring countries out of the trap of poverty.”

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Karla Micheli

Fast Fact: Karla Micheli has traveled, volunteered and worked in 20 different countries.

“I truly believe the biggest way I can make a difference in this world is through educating communities.”

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