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People of Action at CCS:

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Raymond Aycock (From Fall 2014)

Raymond Aycock is a graduate of the Monterey Institute of International Studies where he received an MA in International Policy Studies with a concentration in conflict resolution. He participated in two field research courses, one to Nepal and one to Gujarat, India where he focused on issues of marginalized communities in post-conflict/violence societies. He volunteered for the International Rescue Committee as an ESL tutor for refugees, and completed a fellowship with the Advocacy Project in Kathmandu, Nepal where he worked with an NGO on Dalit human rights issues.

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Kyrstie Lane (From Summer 2011)

Kyrstie received her BA in French and International Affairs from the University of Puget Sound, with a certificate in advanced French studies from l'Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, and graduated from MIIS in 2012 with an MA in International Policy Studies and a concentration in conflict resolution. She has conducted fieldwork in France, Salinas, and Nepal. She is the managing editor of Reflections, and also edits for the news site Watching America. Kyrstie currently works at CSU Monterey Bay in TRiO Student Support Services, a federally funded program to support first-generation and low-income college students. Her areas of interest include peacebuilding, immigration, and educational equality