Alumni Peacebuilders

Makena Kirima, M.A. ’10

Makena Kirima is activity manager for Kenya Tuna Uwezo (“We Have the Power” in Kiswahili), a USAID-funded program to reduce political violence in Nairobi.

Makena Kirima

Jorge Vargas-Cullell, M.A. ’94

Jorge Vargas-Cullell is Director of Estado de la Nación, a Costa Rica-based center of thought that conducts research on sustainable development.

Jorge Vargas-Cullell

Patrick Corrigan, B.A. ’07

Patrick Corrigan remembers the day he met with negotiators from the Lord’s Resistance Army, the rebel forces in northern Uganda notorious for their atrocities.

Patrick Corrigan

Joe Kennedy, M.A. ’90

Joe Kennedy is an architectural designer who specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development.

Joe Kennedy

Vienna Colucci, M.A. ’90

Vienna Colucci is Senior Director, Policy, for Amnesty International USA, where she oversees human rights policy development.

Vienna Colucci

Anastasia Kushleyko, M.A. ’01

Anastasia Kushleyko is a regional legal adviser for the International Committee of the Red Cross, where she leads efforts to integrate and promote international humanitarian law.

Anastasia Kushleyko

Hannah Wu, M.A. ’90

Hannah Wu is the Secretary for the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice. The group is part of the Special Procedures Branch of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) headquarters in Geneva.

Hannah Wu

Molly Kinder, B.A. ’01

Molly Kinder is director of agriculture and Europe policy for ONE, a nonpartisan advocacy organization that works to mitigate extreme poverty.

Molly Kinder

Sammy Mwiti, M.A. ’06

Sammy Mwiti is a communications specialist for the United Nations Development Programme in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Sammy Mwiti

Martin Ewi, M.A. ’01

Martin Ewi is Technical Coordinator of the ENACT (Enhancing Africa's Response to Transnational Organized Crime) Project at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

Martin Ewi

Brian Ikaika Klein, B.A. ’08

Brian Ikaika Klein is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental science, policy, and management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Brian  Ikaika Klein

Anna Walther, M.A. ’08

Anna Walther is an associate attorney at Martinez, Aguilasocho & Lynch, APLC, in Bakersfiled, California, where she advocates for the rights of farmworkers. 

Anna Walther

Leon Malazogu, M.A. ’00

Leon Malazogu is the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Japan, based out of Tokyo. He is also the non-resident Ambassador to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Leon Malazogu

Dan Moriarty, M.A. ’01

Daniel Moriarty is director of the Maryknoll Bolivia Mission Immersion Program in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

Dan Moriarty

Samuel Toe, M.A. ’09

Samuel Toe is a PhD student in Politics and International Political Economy at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. 

Samuel Toe

Njuhi Chege, M.A. ’11

Njuhi Chege is the Country Engagement Coordinator for Women and Girls Lead Global in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Njuhi Chege

Adriana Quiñones Giraldo, M.A. ’99

Adriana Quiñones Giraldo is the Country Representative for UN Women Guatemala, the United Nations entity that supports the empowerment of women and girls.

Adriana Quiñones Giraldo

Burçu Munyas, M.A. ’06

Burçu Munyas is the global program manager for the Child Poverty Global Initiative for Save the Children in London.

Burçu Munyas