Monterey Institute student Heather Bessette landed an internship that combines her focus on renewable energy projects and development, as well as her French language skills, at a non-profit organization founded by MIIS alumna Mary Graham Bliss.
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Career Stories from Students and Alumni
Many Monterey Institute students leave with more than a graduate education – with friends for life, and in some cases, life partners.
In two articles published by the New York Times, MIIS alumna Jaala Thibault (MATESOL ´07) shares her experience as a female professor teaching young men and women in Kabul, Afghanistan—an experience unimaginable only ten years ago.
After intensive on-campus training, 37 Monterey Institute students are heading off to 18 different countries to gain professional experience in the field, staying on assignment for up to six months.
Monterey Institute alumni Alan Lovewell and Oren Frey have successfully launched Local Catch Monterey Bay – a new venture matching sustainable local fishermen with consumers on a regular basis.
Students will be working with international organizations around the world as part of the IPSS program.
Emily Patrick (MPA '12) tells us about her experience with Development Project Management Institute Plus in Namibia.
Alfhild Aspelin (MAIEP '12) tells us how she went from working in the oil industry to pursuing an environmental policy degree.
Jennifer Cho (MACI '11) tells us how the Monterey Institute helped her become an interpreter for the U.S. Department of State.
The Herald’s December 6 front-page story on Monterey Institute student Tamara Patton (MANPTS ’12) highlights the impact that Patton’s research on geospatial analysis is already having on the work of nuclear nonproliferation professionals around the world.