“Tierra de Agua” is new documentary film by three Monterey Institute students shedding light on the challenges related to water issues in Nicaragua. The film is part of their H2Nica campaign to raise awareness about sanitation and accessibility to clean water among developing communities in the country.
Learn about our diverse student body and hear what they have to say about the Public Administration (MPA) program.
Works for: Center for Advising & Career Services, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Title: Graduate Assistant
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Fast Fact: Karla 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.”
Fast Fact: As part of DPMI Plus (Development Project Management Institute), Kathleen lived in a tent in Haiti for 6 months!
“There’s a great mix of people at the Monterey Institute, with varied backgrounds, experiences and stories.”