Michelle Glasser: Promoting Human Dignity through Mercy Corps

IPSS Assignment: Mercy Corps
Colombia
Spring/Summer 2009

Michelle was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Her father is a radiologist and her mother is a writer. She has a B.A. in ESL from the University of Guadalajara and has three more classes to complete her M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. She has ten years experience teaching Spanish and was the coordinator for the Spanish Winter Intensive program at Monterey.

Location

Bogota
Colombia
4° 38' 11.958" N, 74° 5' 50.244" W

Sabina Dyussekeyeva: Exploring Governance Frameworks at the World Bank

IPSS Assignment: World Bank
Public Sector Governance Group (PRMPS)
Washington, D.C.
Spring/Summer 2009

Sabina is an international student from Kazakhstan. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Policy and Economics. After graduation, she worked both in the private and public sector. In the year of 2007 Sabina was granted a government scholarship (Bolashak) and came to Monterey to gain more knowledge in the Public Sector Management Field.

Location

Kostanay
Kazakhstan
53° 16' 56.2584" N, 63° 39' 17.226" E

Ed Ceska: Conflict Resolution at the Bonn International Center for Conversion

IPSS Assignment: Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Bonn, Germany
Spring/Summer 2009

Location

Pfarrer-Byns-Straße 1
Bonn
Germany
50° 43' 26.5548" N, 7° 3' 52.506" E

Ashley Nicole Burke: Exploring Gender and Development at the Asia Foundation

IPSS Assignment: The Asia Foundation
Conflict & Governance Program
Bangkok, Thailand
Spring/Summer 2009

Location

38 Convent Road, Silom
Bangkok
Thailand
13° 44' 50.6004" N, 100° 29' 40.884" E

Ashley Camhi: Inside the World Bank

IPSS Assignment: The World Bank Washington, D.C.
Spring/Summer 2009

Location

1818 H Street, NW
Washington DC 20433
United States
39° 10' 10.3296" N, 75° 47' 40.8408" W

Deanna Gergich: A Change Agent Interns at UNHCR

IPSS Assignment: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Community Development, Gender Equality & Children Section
Geneva, Switzerland
Spring/Summer 2009

Deanna is originally from Seattle, Washington where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University.  Prior to arriving at the Monterey Institute, she worked extensively in the public and non-profit sector on issues of literacy, psychosocial services, family planning and public health. 

Location

Case Postale 2500
Geneva
Switzerland
46° 11' 54.2112" N, 6° 8' 32.2656" E

Miaad Hassan: Interning at the UN Department of Political Affairs

IPSS Assignment: United Nations Department of Political Affairs
Policy Planning and Mediation Support Unit
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Miaad Hassan arrived in the United States in 2005, as a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship.  A native of Iraq, Miaad studied English Literature and Linguistics at the University of Tikrit where graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005.

Location

Tikrit
Iraq
34° 35' 49.3512" N, 43° 41' 23.568" E

Alethia Jimenez: Inside the UNDP BCPR's Small Arms, Armed Violence and Mine Action Team

IPSS Assignment: United Nations Development Programme
Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Alethia was born in Mexico and studied abroad in France, Spain, Australia, and Italy. Her undergraduate degree was in economics and statistics at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After college, she worked in an actuarial consulting firm in New York and then moved to Tunisia to work on a short term assignment with a trading company.

Location

New York, NY
United States
40° 42' 51.6708" N, 74° 0' 21.5028" W

Benjamin Hjelle: Taking Action at the International Labor Organization

Learn more about the International Professional Service Semester program.

Location

Route des Morillons 4
Geneva
Switzerland
46° 13' 45.7032" N, 6° 8' 3.732" E

Philip Rush: Field Research in Southern Sudan

Recently Philip traveled to Southern Sudan to perform field research focusing on a number of factors related to security and small arms possession.

Location

Juba
Sudan
4° 51' 20.2608" N, 31° 36' 47.3724" E