Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies who are looking to make a difference will compete March 7-8 in the regional finals for the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.”
Monterey Institute alumna Maureen Fura, an activist fighting for awareness and help for women suffering from perinatal and postpartum mental health issues, is thankful for the support she has received and to MIIS for giving her the tools to further this project.
When Monterey Institute alumna Lucy Jodlowska needed to hire people with international business skills, cultural sensitivity and high language proficiency for an important project in Nicaragua, she knew where to look: “I wanted the whole package and knew I could find it at MIIS.”
Alumni Anne-Claire Benoit (MPA ’12), Kathleen Gordon (MPA ’12), and Bill Reinecke (MBA ’10) were chosen for one-year assignments in Africa from hundreds of qualified applicants for the very selective Catholic Relief Services Fellowships.
"You could say it is any MPA's dream project,” says Monterey Institute alumnus Craig Middleton of his leading role in the creation and running of the Presidio Trust.
“Tierra de Agua” is new documentary film by three Monterey Institute students shedding light on the challenges related to water issues in Nicaragua. The film is part of their H2Nica campaign to raise awareness about sanitation and accessibility to clean water among developing communities in the country.
Get a sneak peak at a documentary being made by 3 MIIS students that examines the struggle for clean water in Nicaragua.
Works for: Center for Advising & Career Services, Monterey Institute of International Studies
Title: Graduate Assistant
Monterey Institute students Karla Micheli and Natalie Alfaro tell the stories of the people they met during an eventful summer internship in Nicaragua in a photo exhibit now on display at the Monterey Museum of Art.
Wikisway, an internet start-up company founded by Monterey Institute alumnus Huston Hedinger (MAIPS ’12), was selected to be funded by the Portland Seed Fund and is creating a lot of buzz in its beta phase.