Alumni Peacebuilders

Anna Walther, M.A. ’08

Anna Walther is an attorney in the Human Rights Office of the Archbishop of Guatemala, where she advocates for prisoners and people with mental disabilities.

Anna Walther

Leon Malozogu, M.A. ’00

Leon Malazogu is co-founder and executive director of Democracy for Development, a think tank in Kosovo focused on democracy and development.

Leon Malozogu

Dan Moriarty, M.A. ’01

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

Dan Moriarty

Njuhi Chege, M.A. ’11

Njuhi Chege is the founder and CEO of Riri Jewellery, a business that promotes peacebuilding through art by connecting Kenyan artisans with global markets.

Njuhi Chege

Adriana Quiñones, M.A. ’99

Adriana Quiñones is the strategic planning and coordination specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean at UN Women, the United Nations entity that supports the empowerment of women and girls.

Adriana Quiñones

Helena Hofbauer, M.A. ’98

Helena Hofbauer is manager for partnership development at International Budget Partnership, which works to reduce poverty and improve quality of governance.

Helena Hofbauer

Tilla Sewe Antony, M.A. ’98

Tilla Sewe Antony is economic governance advisor and global NGOs coordinator at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C.

Tilla Sewe Antony

Josh Jacobs-Velde, M.A. ’04

Josh Jacobs-Velde, a rabbi, provides spiritual leadership at Ohev Tzedek, a congregation of more than 100 households near Youngstown, Ohio.

Josh Jacobs-Velde

Alejandro Ferreiro, M.A. ’90

Alejandro Ferreiro is president of the Chilean Council for Transparency, an independent agency charged with ensuring access to public information.

Alejandro Ferreiro

Myla Leguro, M.A. ’10

Myla Leguro of Catholic Relief Services has been engaged in peacebuilding in her native Mindanao, the Philippines, since she was 17.

Myla Leguro

Irene Perureña , M.A. ’91

Irene Perurena connects nongovernmental organizations that focus on humanitarian aid, human rights, conflict resolution, and human development at the City of Knowledge in Panama.

Irene Perureña

George Wachira, M.A. ’91

In the wake of unprecedented post-election violence in Kenya, George Wachira helped found a group that served as an important forerunner to international mediation. 

George Wachira

Tahir Aziz, M.A. ’03

Tahir Aziz is based in London, but his work for Conciliation Resources, a think tank supporting local, national, and international organizations seeking to resolve violent conflict, often brings him to Pakistani-administered Kashmir, his native region.

Tahir Aziz

Jill Sternberg, M.A. ’90

Jill Sternberg works with the people of Timor-Leste to build and support the country’s young democracy.

Jill Sternberg

Ellis Jones, M.A. ’92

Ellis Jones is the author of The Better World Handbook, a guide for people who want to make a positive difference in the world.

Ellis Jones