Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

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Jennifer Sanford


Works for: Cisco, in the Government Affairs Department in Washington, DC.

Job Title: Senior Manager of International Trade & Energy Policy 

“My experience at MIIS was excellent: (a) academically, because I could continue my advanced studies in French, with relevant content and expert instruction, (b) professionally, because I came to my career prepared and oriented towards addressing global issues, and (c) personally, since many of my closest and most intimate friends are classmates at MIIS and from ongoing interactions with MIIS students and faculty in the intervening years.”

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Timur Karimov


Works for: EnSol Technology

Title: CEO

“My two years at MIIS were literally life-changing. Holding an MACD degree combined with my absolute confidence that I possess world class skills in managing business regulation allowed me to land an enviable corporate job directly in my field of study. I became a regulatory affairs manager with British American Tobacco in Moscow where I used my knowledge from day one. From then on I continued my growth building upon the solid foundation I acquired at MIIS.”

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Vladimir Gololobov


Works for: Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers

Title: Director of International

"I was glad to have Monterey as my alma mater due to its diverse, international student body. I was also fortunate to intersect with some of the most of inspiring commercial diplomacy professors who shared their valuable practical skills, shaped me as a professional, and helped me navigate exceptional career opportunities."

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Justin Manger


Works for: Sojitz Corporation of America

Job Title: Senior Manager of Corporate Planning 

Justin received his Masters in International Trade Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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