Monterey Institute alumnus Himayu Shiotani (MAIPIS ’11) graduated from researching arms control issues in California to helping implement an international small arms agreement for the United Nations.
A survey of recent MIIS graduates found an impressive 87 percent employed, with 64 percent using their language of study in their work.
Monterey Institute alumni know they might connect with one another just about anywhere in the world, but it was still unusual for four alumni from the same era to find themselves working together to strengthen U.S.-Turkey relations.
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.
Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 includes 2010 MIIS graduate Aaron Stein, a nonproliferation specialist currently based in Turkey.
Monterey Institute Professor Cas Shulman-Mora was joined by five current and former students this summer at the International Conference Interpretation Practicum she has taught and directed for the last three years in a former Spanish royal palace in Santander, Spain.
Reflecting back to her first days as a student at the Monterey Institute, alumna Miriam Fugfugosh says the warm and welcoming atmosphere extended “from orientation to graduation.” She remains part of this welcoming community as an active member of the robust international MIIS alumni network.
“Make the most of every opportunity,” is the advice recent Monterey Institute graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest gives current students. She used her connections from a summer internship at Fair Trade USA to land a full-time position in her chosen field by the time she graduated.
By taking advantage of a range of professional opportunities offered at the Monterey Institute, recent graduate Nick Chudeau has gained a springboard into a career he is deeply passionate about, the field of water sanitation and health.