Alumni Profiles

Sharing More Than a Border

As a political affairs officer at the Embassy of Mexico to the United States, Maria Rodriguez-Dominguez MA ’17 is helping strengthen the U.S.-Mexico relationship by promoting cooperation across sectors and inspiring future generations in her home country.

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Creating Effective Policy for Climate Action

Working with governments and other stakeholders across Asia and the Pacific region, Ani Krishnan MA ’21 is promoting the “catalytic role” policy can play in implementing and financing natural climate solutions.

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Better Together

Dira Fabrian MA ’16 represents her native Indonesia with a regional organization that promotes economic, social, and cultural progress across southeast Asia.

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Switching Gears in the Foreign Service

Nairobi, Beijing, Doha, and now Hanoi — there’s “never a dull moment” in the career of Shobhit Kumar MA ’20, the special assistant to the ambassador and economic officer at the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam’s capital.

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Rock Solid

An innovative new startup co-founded by Jackson alum Corey Pattison MA ’13 offers more than just a glimmer of hope in the uphill battle to combat climate change.

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Addressing Global Inequality with Technology

With a global impact firm, Maya Saint Germain MA ’22 is using technology to make the global healthy supply chain more efficient — while pushing for the the same DEI progress she did as a Jackson student.

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A Blackhawk Pilot Digs into Global Affairs (and Climbs Army Ranks)

As a Ph.D. student at Yale, Nerea Cal MA ’16 is deepening her understanding of the intricacies of international affairs while also climbing the military ladder.

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At the Heart of Humanitarian Work

Through wars, natural disasters and public health crises, the need to continue educating children is at once critical and complicated. Brian Price ’10 MA ’13 is leading and managing projects that address this global issue, leaning on experience he first gained as a Yale student.

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Pursuing A Lifelong Passion for Public Service

From a young age, Rheanne Wirkkala MA ’11 knew she wanted to work in government. The steps she’s taken since — from Yale to Capitol Hill to the Pentagon — have been in pursuit of that dream.

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For Service, Not Glory

Eddy Oketch MA ’16 is shaking up Kenya’s Senate in more ways than one. Not only is he paving the way for young Kenyans to engage in politics, he’s also bringing an increasingly pressing issue to the fore: climate change.

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Global Policymaking Across Sectors

Since graduating from Jackson, Agni Mishra MA ’18 has worked across the US and Canada at the intersection of public policy, finance, and global affairs, helping financial organizations navigate through major policy developments relevant to the financial sector, while also engaging with key policymakers and corporate leaders to advocate on key financial topics.

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Navigating Uncharted Territory

As a research manager at Google’s incubator Jigsaw, Beth Goldberg MA/MBA ’18 has gotten used to pivoting between disciplines and reinventing her role in a rapidly changing field. 

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