Meet Student Council

The Monterey Institute is home to a diverse array of individuals, from a variety of backgrounds and the Student Council is representative of our campus' diversity.

Student Council Positions

Students may run for the following positions as an Executive Officer or a Program Representative.

Executive Office:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Communications Director
  • Social Activities Director
Program Representatives:
  • First Year Academic Program Representatives
  • Second Year Academic Program Representatives

 

Executive Officers

President

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Cameron is a second year graduate student at MIIS, working towards an MA in Teaching a Foreign Language (Japanese). He graduated from UC Riverside with a BA in Asian Studies. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Los Angeles, Cameron continued to enrich his international experiences by participating on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program for 5 years in Tokamachi City as a Coordinator for International Relations prior to attending MIIS. With an MA in TFL Japanese, Cameron hopes to mentor and send college students abroad to Japan in either a studying or working capacity, ultimately to help promote positive internationalization opportunities with Japan.

The 2014-2015 academic year marks the second year on Student Council for Cameron, who served as the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and TFL program representative in the previous year. As Student Council President, Cameron aims to foster a strong unity between all MIIS student body and faculty through effective open communication. In addition, he is looking forward to working together with his multi-talented constituents to continue MIIS' proud tradition and reputation as the institution that produces the global bright stars of tomorrow. 

Vice President

Secretary
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Sherry Chen

Sherry is a second year graduate student at MIIS, working on a dual M.A. in Public Administration and International Education Management (MPA and IEM). Born in Taiwan and raised in Maryland, she is eager to pursue the connection between international education, global health, and social change. She received her B.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology from University of Maryland, College Park. When she is not in class, you can find Sherry relaxing at the beach, baking dessert, and planning her next big adventure! As the incoming Secretary for the 2014-2015 academic year, she is excited to help facilitate an open line of communication between the student council, MIIS administration, and the student body.
Treasurer
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Paul Sonnier
Paul is an MBA student specializing in international finance and economics. A native to the Monterey area and alumni of UC Santa Barbara, he has spent his professional career working mostly in California with a short tenure in Washington, DC. After graduation, Paul will be going off to work in financial management either in Germany or Southern California. Eventually, he will attempt the CFA (Certified Financial Analyst) charter exam. 

Paul likes Nutella and squatting more than you do.

Communications Director

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Social Activities Director
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Jaclyn Morawa

This is Jaclyn's second year in the International Policy Studies program pursuing a degree in Human Security and Development.  She is originally from Detroit, Michigan and completed her undergraduate studies at Albion College with a BA in French Language and Culture for the Professions.  After MIIS, Jaclyn is looking forward to exploring fieldwork opportunities in Francophone Africa.  While not buried in articles and papers, she enjoys cooking veggie meals, appreciating nature in all it's forms and grooving to live music.  With Jaclyn's previous experience on the student council and now this year as the Social Activities Director, she hopes to create positive spaces and energy within the MIIS community. She is reminded everyday by the uniqueness of everyone on campus and she is excited for the opportunity to engage and facilitate meaningful relationships.

Second Year Representatives

BA-MA in International Studies

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Conference Interpreting

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International Education Management

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International Environmental Policy

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International Policy Studies

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MBA

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MPA

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Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

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TESOL/TFL

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Translation and Interpretation

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Translation and Localization Management

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First Year Representatives

BA-MA in International Studies

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Conference Interpreting

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International Education Management

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International Environmental Policy

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International Policy Studies

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MBA

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MPA

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Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

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TESOL/TFL

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Translation and Interpretation

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Student Council Committees

Green Committee Coordinator

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Community Outreach

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IT Committee

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Conference Funding Committee

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