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Gallatin’s Master of Arts program is an innovative and interdisciplinary graduate program that attracts students from a variety of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates who want to combine varied interests to seasoned professionals seeking new opportunities. With diverse goals, Gallatin graduate students (all 180+ of them) are intellectual and professional pioneers, mapping new relationships among fields of knowledge. Read the bios of some selected students here:

Kafia Ahmed

Kafia Ahmed

MA Candidate - Social Innovation and Creative Activism

After graduating magna cum laude from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, with a BA in international studies, Kafia . . .

Philippe Asseily

Philippe Asseily

MA Candidate – Near East History: Beirut Circa 1760

Born and raised in Beirut, Philippe left Lebanon—and the civil war there—when he was a teenager. After graduating from . . .

Shalena Broadnax

Shalena Broadnax

MA Candidate - The History of the City of New York

A Brooklyn native,Shalena was looking for a graduate program that had an interdisciplinary approach to exploring big ideas. At . . .

Kareem Collie

Kareem Collie

MA Candidate - Narrative Theory and Visual Culture

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Kareem graduated with honors from Pratt Institute and went on to a career in . . .

Benjamin Decker

Benjamin Decker

MA Candidate - Interactive Media Studies

With a BA from Harvard in new media, computer science, economics, and psychology, Benjamin worked in corporate strategy at . . .

Steven Galeazzi

Steven Galeazzi

MA Candidate - Innovation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations

Originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut, Steve served as an Army officer in both Latin America and Afghanistan from 2004 to . . .

Morgan Grain

Morgan Grain

MA Candidate - Race and Media Studies

Morgan was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and graduated cum laude from Florida AM University before moving to New York . . .

Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson

MA Candidate – Urban Agriculture and Community Development

Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, Erin first moved east for her undergraduate degree at Cornell University where she . . .

Rowan Spencer

Rowan Spencer

MA Candidate

Rowan Spencer is a musician, writer, and mixed media artist who holds a BA in English from McGill University. . . .

John Sumpter

John Sumpter

MA Candidate – Media, Communications, and Social Development

After completing his undergraduate degree at Syracuse University in political science with a focus on Middle East development, John . . .

Kevin Vavasseur

Kevin Vavasseur

MA Candidate – Theater and Media Studies

In choosing the Gallatin MA program, Kevin found a way to coalesce all of his disparate professional . . .