Adam Kirk

Program: Peace Corps Master’s International MBA

Specialization: Entrepreneurship and Project Management

Undergrad: University of British Columbia (International Relations)

Fast Fact: Adam has served in the Peace Corps, working with local and regional government units in rural Albania assisting in the development of tourism and waste management-based improvement projects.

“The best part about the MBA program at MIIS is its intimacy; that my professors are approachable and accessible.”

Megan Christenson

Program: Joint MBA / MA International Environmental Policy

Specialization: Sustainability and Impact Investment

Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Fast Fact: Megan taste tested several species of insects while living in the Ecuadorian Amazon in 2011.

“I really enjoy the way business skills and tools are incorporated into subjects like sustainability, international development, and design thinking.  It creates a significant value-add within my MBA.”

Benjamin Couch

Program: MBA

Specialization: International Business Development

Fast Fact:  Ben spent six months working on a social business model development project in Rajasthan, India for Traditional Medicinals, an herbal tea company. 

Experience MIIS Students’ Summer Fellowships and Internships through the MIIS Abroad Blog

The Monterey’s Institute’s commitment to immersive learning includes an emphasis on summer fellowship and internship opportunities all over the world. These placements put students on the ground using and further developing their skills while working on real-world issues in a professional capacity with organizations of all sizes and shapes, from UNESCO to frontier market entrepreneurs.

Frontier Market Scouts Head to Assignments on Five Continents

Twenty-one Frontier Markets Scouts recently completed training at the Monterey Institute and took their first steps towards a career in impact investing. The Frontier Market Scouts program was jointly developed and managed by the Monterey Institute, Sanghata Global and Village Capital to turn compassionate and capable young professionals into talent scouts and investment managers serving local entrepreneurs and social-minded investors in low-income and weak-capital regions of the world.

Net Impact team wins national competition

The Monterey Institute Chapter of Net Impact is the national winner of the 2012 xpedx Campus Greening Challenge.

The challenge asked students to develop and implement a plan for lowering the environmental impact of their campuses and to educate and engage on-campus facilities managers and fellow students.

Ben Grier

Ben Grier MBA '12

Undergrad: Samford

MIIS Follies: Climate Change Rap

Jessy Bradish is a dual degree student in the International Environmental Policy and Business Administration programs. She has a background in media and standup and wants to expand the climate change discussion in America through eco-comedy. She debuted her Climate Change Rap at the "MIIS Follies," our annual student-driven talent show. You can also watch the full version of her standup comedy and rap song.

MIIS Ranks Third in Nation for Peace Corps Master’s International Participation

The Peace Corps and the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced today that the Monterey graduate school now ranks in a tie for third in the nation in terms of participation in the Peace Corps Master’s International program, with 26 students enrolled in the program and serving overseas as of the ranking date of September 30, 2011.

MIIS Students Promote Sustainable Living with Eco-Friendly Fashion Show

The Monterey Institute chapter of Net Impact recently joined forces with the Bay Area non-profit organization Teens turning Green to put on an eco-friendly fashion show called ReStyled.