Jessy Bradish Wins Student Innovator Award at Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition

Monterey Institute student Jessica “Jessy” Bradish (MAIEP/MBA ’13) received the 2013 Student Innovator Award at the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition last Friday. "Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree” says Jessy.

Institute Community Mourns Passing of Longtime MBA Professor Harvey Arbeláez

The sad news reached Monterey late last week that recently retired MBA Professor Harvey Arbeláez passed away in his sleep on February 27 after a brave fight with cancer, surrounded by his family at home in Colombia.  The Institute has again lost a valued community member and friend.

Frontier Markets Scouts Program Wins Prestigious Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award

The unique Frontier Market Scouts® program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies has won the Ashoka U - Cordes Innovation Award, given to innovative university programs focused on promoting social entrepreneurship.

MIIS Students: Thankful for New Friends and Getting to Spend Thanksgiving with Family

In the spirit of the season of giving thanks in the United States, members of the Monterey Institute community are sharing expressions of gratitude.  We continue our series with a common sighting on the Monterey campus – friends from different continents.

Rebuilding Hope for Haiti

Molly Lineberger is the Enrollment Marketing Manager at the Monterey Institute. This is her story about living and working in Haiti.

Location

Port-au-Prince
Haiti
18° 32' 31.6212" N, 72° 21' 21.4452" W

Professor Kent Glenzer: Practical Lessons from the Trenches of Social Change

"One of the things I love most about MIIS students is their extreme hunger for practical advice," says Kent Glenzer, associate professor of organizational behavior and development. Despite impressive academic credentials such as a Ph.D. and an Ivy League degree, until he got the call from the Monterey Institute last year, Kent had not seen himself as an academic.

Creating Change in an Emerging Economy

This past summer I had the great opportunity to work with Project 90 by 2030, a South African non-profit located in Cape Town that has the goal to change how South Africans live by 2030. Project 90 focuses on inciting widespread change in the country by influencing federal policy through the creation of papers that contain policy recommendations for the government, working on high-visibility green projects and engaging the youth in environmental activities.

Environmental Conservation in Paradise

The moment I stepped onto Tobacco Caye, I felt like I had found a small slice of paradise. The vibrant, yet small fishing community off the southern coast of Belize is amazingly beautiful and astounding.

Location

Tobacco Caye
Belize

Frontier Market Scouts Return from Summer Adventures in Four Continents

The Frontier Market Scouts program at the Monterey Institute selects and trains aspiring professionals who are seeking a career in social venture and impact investing. This year, the program has placed over 20 people in 13 countries, working with social enterprises, impact investment funds and social accelerator programs for a period of two to six months.

Matt Gleason

Program: Master of Business Administration

Specialization: Marketing

Undergrad: University of Maryland UC

Fast Fact:  Matt competes in Tough Mudder courses, some of the most brutal 7-12 mile obstacle courses in the country.  Think freezing-cold water traps, giant walls, mud runs and more!

“The Yellow Ribbon program is an admirable program and my attendance at MIIS would not be possible without it."