Peter Fordos

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Works for: Cross Cultural Advisors

Title: Intercultural Consultant, Trainer and Coach

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Hope and Change for Venezuela

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Maria Luisa Olavarria (MAIPS '12) talks about using her education and experiences at the Monterey Institute to bring hope and change to Venezuela.

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Himayu Shiotani

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Fast Fact: Himayu enjoys talking passionately about disarmament, nonproliferation, arms control, political theory and international humanitarian law.

"The strength of the NPTS program is that students often have the opportunity to learn and share ideas directly with experts and practitioners in the field." 

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Zuleyma Bebell

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Fast Fact:  Zuleyma organized the first social enterprise coffee hour in Amman, Jordan.

"To be surrounded by such an intelligent, intellectual and accomplished group of people not only gives me endless topics for conversations but it's also motivational."  

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Sean Manzano

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Fast Fact:  Since taking up running five years ago, Sean has run races of all distances from 5Ks to marathons.

"I would like to work as a Foreign Service Officer for the State Department."

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Monica Kelsh

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Fast Fact:  Monica has been able to utilize her Spanish skills while living, studying, and traveling throughout Spain and Peru.

"I love the fact that I can do fieldwork abroad and come back to incorporate it into my academic work."

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Chase Coniglio

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Fast Fact:  Chase served as a rural health facilitator with the Peace Corps in El Salvador.

“I want to be an agent of change in the international policy arena.”

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Alaina Robertson

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Fast Fact: Alaina is an avid climber.  She has scaled El Capitan, summited Mount McKinley and participated in a Himalayan expedition. 

“MIIS’s curriculum is keeping pace with the real world.” 

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Tiffani Jarnigan

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Fast Fact: Tiffani studied Russian for 10 years.

"After graduating from the Monterey Institue, I felt confident in performing any task...putting together a sustainability..."

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Tami Weiss

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Fast Fact: Tami has taken cooking classes on 6 continents.

"My absolute favorite thing about the IEP program is the professors!"

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Silvia Sanchez

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Fast Fact: Silvia hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

"My favorite thing is definitely the faculty's dedication to the students and the program."

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Kat Gordon

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Fast Fact: Kat spent a whole afternoon diving with great white sharks in South Africa.

"I like the tight knit community and the responsiveness of the program to student needs..."

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Laura Henson

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Fast Fact: Lauren ran a private marathon with two other volunteers down the national highway of Mozambique.

"I genuinely want to be a part of something that is much bigger than myself..."

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James Knuckles

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Fast Fact: James traveled to 10 countries on a 100-day trip around the world.

"My peers in the IEP program hail from every corner of the planet...learning from them is my favorite part..."

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Catherine Carlton

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Fast Fact: Catherine works at a permaculture NGO in Malawi.

"My favorite aspect of the International Environmental Policy program was the individual attention each student received..."

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Allysum Pohl

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Fast Fact: Allysum lived on a sailboat as a kid and is a contortionist.

"I get to practice using tools and writing and presenting projects like I will be doing in my career for years to come..."

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Adam Fullerton

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Fast Fact: Adam sailed from San Diego to South Africa when he was 16 as part of a semester at sea program.

"My favorite part of the IEP program is the professional curriculum that not only gives students a strong academic..."

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MIIS Fall-ies 2012

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Check out all the amazing performances from the Monterey Institute's annual talent show.

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Conflict Resolution in Bosnia

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Quinn VanValer-Campbell (MAIPS '12) talks about her work with women survivors of the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, Bosnia.

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Oil Worker to Conservationist

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Alfhild Aspelin (MAIEP '12) tells us how she went from working in the oil industry to pursuing an environmental policy degree.

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Hard Work, Love, Hard Work

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Dustin Brumley (TLM '10) talks about life after graduation including starting his own business and getting married.

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Economics of the Environment

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Ashley Camhi (MAIEP '09) talks about her work on environmental projects with the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Rebuilding Hope for Haiti

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Molly Lineberger (MBA '03) tells her story of working with Catholic Relief Services in Haiti providing relief work to people living with HIV and survivors of the 2010 earthquake.

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2012 MIIS Follies

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Check out all the talents of the Monterey Institute community.

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Named Scholars

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Learn more about our named scholarships and the students they support.

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BUILD: Language Development

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Get an overview of BUILD and the opportunities it provides to students in the TESOL and TFL programs.

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2012 Career Fair

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A record 109 employers attended the Career Fair this year.

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"Voices of the Class"

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Hear the "voices" of the class of 2014 through this dramatic, spoken-word performance.

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Alumni Giving at MIIS

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Help make a difference for our students and programs with your year-end gift by June 30th.

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Executive Education: Social Media

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The Executive Education program trains students and local leaders on how to successfully use social media to create positive change.

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Who Studies Language Teaching?

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How did you get here? Students Eliz Tchakarian, Emily Quade, and Derek Yiu share how our language education programs became the next step in their unique lives.

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