Our graduates are confronting humanities urgent challenges and they consistently inspire us with their ideas and actions. Their careers take them to the ends of the earth – ranging from local grassroots activism and private-sector leadership to foreign service and international development – and we’re honored to see the positive impact they’re making.

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Shaping A Better World, All Over The World

 Alumni Map, contains some text including "228 changemakers across six continents" along with smaller photos of people across global map

Wherever you are on the globe, you’re not far from a Kroc School changemaker tackling humanity’s urgent challenges. Here is a selected list of organizations where our alumni are making an impact locally, nationally, and internationally:

  • Amani Institute 
  • Center for Creative Leadership 
  • Children Peace Initiative Kenya 
  • Deloitte 
  • Friends of Africa International 
  • Global Peace Building Foundation 
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Joint Mission Analysis Centre, United Nations 
  • MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • National Conflict Resolution Center 
  • Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein
  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) 
  • Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance 
  • Open Society Foundations 
  • Project Concern International 
  • Rippleworks 
  • United Nations Global Compact
  • UN Women
  • U.S. Agency for International Development 
  • U.S. Navy 
  • Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative 
  • World Bank

Alumni Reflect on Their Kroc School Experience

Vida Hana


TITLE | Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Public Relations
ORGANIZATION | Catholic University in Erbil
LOCATION | Erbil, Iraq

"A highlight from my time at the Kroc School was meeting students from different countries and ethnicities. I was able to learn about their cultures and the various conflicts they have encountered. Throughout my time at the Kroc School, I had the chance to study the different types of conflict that the world is facing at the moment and the strategies to mitigate such events peacefully."



TITLE | Founder and CEO 
ORGANIZATION | CreativHouse, Youth Services Nonprofit
LOCATION | San Diego, California

"The Master of Arts in Social Innovation courses helped me delve into my personal area of interest. While in the program I developed as a leader and reflected on my work. The experience heightened my emotional intelligence on a whole new level. The level of empathy I came in with versus what I left with changed dramatically. Now back in the real world, I reflect on the many exercises we did in class, realizing how much they impact how I communicate today, my capacity for critical thinking and the way I build relationships."

Bob MacKay


TITLE | Adjunct Research Staff Member
ORGANIZATION | Institute for Defense Analyses
LOCATION | San Diego, California

"I took one particular framework I learned called the “Pillars Method” and applied it to the team I work with in Mali. When I returned to class in San Diego, I was able to share my experiences applying the framework, showing my classmates the way in which something we learned was actually used in a real conflict situation."

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