Toyi Sogoyou: Inside the UN Department of Political Affairs

Toyi Sogoyou at the United Nations


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MIIS Student Addresses UN

Posted March 17, 2009

Mindy Chiang: Promoting Human Trafficking Awareness

Inspired by their group project in Data Analysis (IPOL 8504) that linked human trafficking with women's empowerment, Mindy Chiang (MPA '09) and four other classmates founded One Less, Uno Menos, an NGO that promotes awareness on human trafficking.  Activities of the group include working with the Toluca, Mexico government to work with college students on anti-human trafficking and establishing the STOP club at MIIS to promote awareness on human t


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Anna Michelle Gregory: Promoting Human Rights at the International Labor Organization

IPSS Assignment: International Labour Organization (ILO)
New York, New York
Spring/Summer 2009

Anna Michelle Gregory is the daughter of an Air Force pilot and a Georgia peach.  Translation: She moved every two to three years of her life but she enjoyed the comforts of Southern home-cooked meals living in places such as Germany, South Korea, Arizona, and Alaska. 


International Labor Organization
885 Second Avenue, 30th Floor
New York, NY
United States
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Michelle Glasser: Promoting Human Dignity through Mercy Corps

IPSS Assignment: Mercy Corps
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.


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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.


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

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


Pfarrer-Byns-Straße 1
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Ashley Nicole Burke: Exploring Gender and Development at the Asia Foundation

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


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Ashley Camhi: Inside the World Bank

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


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Washington DC 20433
United States
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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. 


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