Alumni Stories

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

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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A New Leadership Role

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.