Monterey Institute graduate David Reichbaum (MPA ’09) had been actively searching for a job for five months when Emily Newman (MAITP ’09) recommended to her supervisors that they hire David to replace her as Recycling Technician for the City of Monterey. During his studies at the Monterey Institute, David participated in the voluntary Development Practicum (DPMI plus), combining three weeks of intensive coursework with a three month internship in Peru where he worked on sustainable community building projects.
Lucy Jodlowska and Kiersten Anderson have taken the Monterey Institute slogan “Be the Solution” to heart and are determined to acquire the skills and experience to truly make a difference after they graduate. The two friends are taking their coursework to the field in Uganda and making an effort to better understand the needs of Acholi women struggling to find their footing after losing so much to a long-standing civil war.
Hundreds of Students from More than Forty Countries Participate in Variety of Monterey Institute Summer Programs
The Monterey Institute offers a wide variety of special programs ranging from intensive language courses and specialized custom language programs to intense training for professionals in the fields of international trade and development. No matter what time of year you visit the Monterey campus, happy voices can be heard in dozens of languages. The summer is no exception.
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I was sitting in my cubicle in Wisconsin’s state education building, reading yet another e-mail about an over-50s friend who’d contracted a serious and unexpected illness. “Is there anything I still would like to do,” I mused, “that might involve being healthy, traveling, climbing mountains?”
Last summer, David Reichbaum (MPA '09) interned for ProWorld in the Cusco region of Peru. ProWorld provides health, education, and environmental services to developing communities.
Yara Terrazas-Carafa, hailing from Bolivia, discusses team aspects from the Development Project Management Institute and how she plans to apply these skills in her future career.
Scott Webb graduated from the Public Administration program at the Monterey Institute. Prior to MIIS, he served as a recruiter with the Peace Corps. He currently resides in Washington, D.C. with his wife and two daughters.