Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Heather Grell

Works for: Apple

Title: Senior Manager for Government Affairs

"MIIS gave me practical, hands-on experience combined with traditional classes, that allowed me to enter my first job running after I graduated."

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Vladimir Gololobov

Works for: Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers

Title: Director of International

"I was glad to have Monterey as my alma mater due to its diverse, international student body. I was also fortunate to intersect with some of the most of inspiring commercial diplomacy professors who shared their valuable practical skills, shaped me as a professional, and helped me navigate exceptional career opportunities."

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Xiaomeng Lu

Works for: Information Technology Industry Council

Title: Director, Global Policy

Xiaomeng received her Masters in International Trade Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Ed Bryztwa

Works for: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)

Job Title: Director for APEC Affairs and lead policy advisor for USTR on issues arising in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC).

Ed received his Master's in Commercial Diplomacy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Justin Manger

Works for: Sojitz Corporation of America

Job Title: Senior Manager of Corporate Planning 

Justin received his Masters in International Trade Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Jennifer Sanford

Works for: Cisco, in the Government Affairs Department in Washington, DC.

Job Title: Senior Manager of International Trade & Energy Policy 

“My experience at MIIS was excellent: (a) academically, because I could continue my advanced studies in French, with relevant content and expert instruction, (b) professionally, because I came to my career prepared and oriented towards addressing global issues, and (c) personally, since many of my closest and most intimate friends are classmates at MIIS and from ongoing interactions with MIIS students and faculty in the intervening years.”

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Mike Nunes

Works for: Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Title: Director, Asia Business Development and Policy

"Through MIIS I was exposed to a diverse and wide network of trade policy professionals, many of whom were instrumental in helping me to launch my trade career. The unique curriculum with its mix of policy and business analysis provided the necessary tools. My MIIS experience was the foundation for my international affairs career."

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