Development

  • Economic development 
  • Gender equality work
  • Housing and urban development/redevelopment 
  • Human and social development 
  • Local and international development 
  • Microfinance and small business development 
  • Strengthening democratic institutions and participation 
  • Sustainable development, sustainable agriculture  

Mai Ni Ni Aung, M.A. ’03

Mai Ni Ni Aung is the founder of SONE-TU, a social enterprise which established and manages the following projects: The Endangered Language Documentation Project, The Oral History Project, The Education Project, and The Weaving Project.

Mai Ni Ni Aung

Mary Boyer, B.A. ’07

Mary Boyer is a policy officer for African Risk Capacity, an insurance program led by the African Union that provides financial relief to African countries following drought.

Mary Boyer

Chernor Bah, M.A. ’11

Chernor Bah is Co-founder and Executive Director of Purposeful Productions, an organization that supports girls and their allies to spark and sustain movements for change in the developing world.

Chernor Bah

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

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

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

Tilla Sewe Antony, M.A. ’98

Tilla Sewe Antony is Senior Staff member at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction in middle and low-income countries. 

Tilla Sewe Antony

Myla Leguro, M.A. ’10

Myla Leguro is the Program Director for Advancing Interreligious Peacebuilding (AIP), part of Catholic Relief Services in Mindanao, Phillippines. 

Myla Leguro