Awareness and Issue-based



Africa Nation

We will be the African Diaspora's very own group on heritage, arts, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, health, travel and more for the greater MIIS community. Our goal is to highlight various elements of African culture and heritage. We hope to provide balance to Africa related media coverage. We also hope to provide information as it relates to travel, education, and other Africa Diaspora related opportunities.

Club President: George Payne

Club Treasurer: TBD

Club Email: ANC@miis.edu

Asian Student Union

The purpose of the Asian Student Union (ASU) is to raise greater awareness of Asian American and Asian affairs at the Monterey Institute and in the surrounding community. The ASU exists to provide a support network for students who identify as Asian American and Asian at MIIS, as well as to engage the MIIS community by cultivating relationships with other student organizations and encouraging and sharing cultural diversity.

President: Jessica Yoo

Treasurer: Erika Enriquez

Club Email: asu@miis.edu

MIIS Films

To provide the MIIS community a visual media learning platform for: Connectivity, Creativity, Expression, Awareness, Advocacy through film creation.

Filming Documentaries, Editing film. Video creation workshops, Marketing workshops. Monthly documentary gathering of work students have created that month.

President: Ben Gallagher

Treasurer: Christie Heyer

MIIS Radio Club

The purpose of the MIIS Radio Club is to coordinate a dynamic group of radio contributors for the Institute via the Digital Learning Commons. Contributors will help to foster student-led communication efforts on and off campus by hosting podcast-based radio shows and promoting them for the good of the MIIS community.

Podcasts will be focused on inter/intra MIIS community affairs, including such topics as: Professor affairs, RCPV/Yellow Ribbon affairs, Environmental affairs, on/off campus event reporting, homegrown culinary recipes, international affairs (like NPR for MIIS), and others. This is a flexible club that will reflect student passions and involvement.

President: George Payne

Treasurer: Rafael Hernandez

Club Email: radio@miis.edu

Misión Gaia

This club is for all students interested in supporting Fundación Misión Gaia in Minca, Colombia in their efforts
to create a sustainable tourism strategy for the region though volunteering.

Club President: Whitney White
Club Treasurer: TBD

Our Green Thumb

Our Green Thumb Community Garden is just that – a community garden shared between MIIS students, MIIS faculty and MIIS neighbors. We’re proud to offer free garden space to anyone interested in digging in the dirt and dedicated to doing his/her fair share of the upkeep.

In addition to vegetable plots, Our Green Thumb hosts the campus composting system (including several worm bins) and offers free workshops to everyone in the MIIS community. A few of our projects this semester will be building raised beds and holding a vermiculture workshop to harvest worms for the worm sale.

Club President: Trent Hodges

Students for Ethical Governance and Policymaking

To critically engage with the ethical quandaries offered by work in fields related to our studies at the Monterey Institute and be a space for all of us to develop our personal and professional philosophies and ethics.

Club President: Alessandro Regio

Club Vice-President and Treasurer: Darina Burina

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Email Address: segp@miis.edu

Students for Sustainability

Students for Sustainability Club provides a platform to share ideas and develop opportunities that expand environmental stewardship on the MIIS campus. Through the club, students position themselves as professional advisors to the Monterey Institute, implementing energy and carbon reduction strategies, in addition to a host of other sustainability initiatives on campus. The club provides practical experience that advances networking by serving as an interface between students and leaders in the sustainability sector as well as by developing partnerships and hosting events.

Club President: Jenifer Jackson

Club Treasurer: Molly Hubbard

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Thirst and Hunger Innovative Solutions

This is an organization of committed MIIS students and faculty who seek pragmatic solutions to water scarcity and related human suffering. The organization will design and prototype simple water conservation equipment with potential applicability in contexts of poverty and extreme need. The organization will serve as a think tank and sounding board for all community members impassioned to work together toward resolutions in thirst. The centralization and dissemination of knowledge in the field will represent a major component of our activities. As we evolve, the organization will shift to include implementation of ideas with exceptional potential.

Club President: Muhammed Sayed

Club Vice President: Reese Hodges

Club Treasurer: Trent Hodges

Email Address: prudentwaterinvestments@gmail.com

Veterans Organization

The MIIS Veterans Organization exists to serve the unique needs of the veteran community at MIIS by
fostering a sense of community amongst veterans, providing critical veteran-related support and services, and sponsoring military and veteran-related events and activities.

Club President: Bailey Williams (Interim)

Club Treasurer: Jens Wiik

WIP Club

The WIP Club is a student run, on-campus extension of the The Women's International Perspective online publication that promotes diversity. We provide an opportunity to balance the under-representation of women and minorities and strive to bring together divergent cultures and opinions in solution-based dialog. We are associated with any particular religious, political, or cultural affiliation and welcome all interested parties to join us!

President: Stephanie Murti

Treasurer: Kirstin Kelley

Club Email: WIPClub@miis.edu