Alumni Profiles

Adressing Global Inequality with Technology
September 2023

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)
August 2023

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
July 2023

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
April 2023

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
October 2022

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
April 2023

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
April 2022

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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A New Leadership Role
October 2021

In a new essay, Jackson alumna Kristrun Frostadottir MA ’16 discusses her work as a recently elected member of the Icelandic Parliament. Learn more about the journey of her candidacy, the challenges she foresees, and how studying at Jackson prepared her for this new role.

Against All Odds: Jackson Alum Aims to Reform Politics in Brazil
January 2020

Daniel José Oliveira MA ’15 came to Jackson with the lofty aspiration to reform Brazilian politics.  Four years later, Daniel represents the most populated state in Brazil as a member of São Paulo’s legislature and is making his dream a reality.

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