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.
Nadine Custis (MPA '13) talks about rediscovering her passion for development in Peru.
Dr. Kent Glenzer may not be a typical university professor, but he is the ideal match for the Monterey Institute’s “goal-oriented and proactive students,” who are always eager to absorb practical advice.
Fast Fact: Shawn made a documentary in Libya following the collapse of the Qaddafi Regime.
“I believe that in order to raise the global standard of living we have to address both conflict and economic development simultaneously.”
Fast Fact: Cristina participated in a rescue and recovery disaster relief course in the south of France.
“My summer project consisted of filming a documentary about water insecurity in Nicaragua.”
Fast Fact: As a staffer at the Arizona State Senate, Fareed directly worked on nearly 60 pieces of legislation.
“I set out to acquire the skills integral to being a successful policymaker.”
Fast Fact: Karla Micheli has traveled, volunteered and worked in 20 different countries.
“I truly believe the biggest way I can make a difference in this world is through educating communities.”
Fast Fact: Derek grew up on a dairy & agricultural farm in Moss Landing, a town in north Monterey County with a population of 204 people.
“The ability to provide food and an adequate wage for living is crucial if we wish to bring countries out of the trap of poverty.”
In January, the Monterey Institute will resume its popular development practicum in El Salvador, based on a thorough assessment finding both improved security and also new opportunities for students.
Eight Frontier Market Scouts have recently returned to the Monterey Institute after spending the summer working on social venture and impact investment projects in Turkey, Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, India and England.