Reflecting back to her first days as a student at the Monterey Institute, alumna Miriam Fugfugosh says the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended “from orientation to graduation.” She remains part of this welcoming community as an active member of the robust international MIIS alumni network.
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“Make the most of every opportunity,” is the advice recent Monterey Institute graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest gives current students. She used her connections from a summer internship at Fair Trade USA to land a full-time position in her chosen field by the time she graduated.
By taking advantage of a range of professional opportunities offered at the Monterey Institute, recent graduate Nick Chudeau has gained a springboard into a career he is deeply passionate about, the field of water sanitation and health.
Hailed by the American Literary Translator’s Association as “today’s foremost translator of classic Samurai texts,” Monterey Institute alumnus William Scott Wilson is perhaps best known for his translation of Hagakure that he started working on while still a student.
A recent campus panel sponsored by the Monterey Institute’s Summer Intensive Language Program offered students an in-depth briefing on career opportunities in the language field and beyond for those with advanced language expertise.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded a $2 million challenge grant to the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute in support of CNS’s global nuclear governance initiatives through the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation.
"You could say it is any MPA's dream project,” says Monterey Institute alumnus Craig Middleton of his leading role in the creation and running of the Presidio Trust.
This summer, thirteen Monterey Institute students received financial and academic support to pursue professional fellowships around the world as part of the Center for the Blue Economy Fellowship Program.
How to value the invaluable? As the Monterey Institute’s Jason Scorse explains in Fortune, measuring the market value of natural features such as waves is an important part of economic planning and development.
Signaling growing attention in both academic and policy circles to issues surrounding cyber security, the Monterey Institute has appointed highly regarded expert Dr. Itamara Lochard to lead its new Cyber Security Initiative.