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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...

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...