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Find out about our former students’ experiences since they graduated and what they enjoyed about studying at UCL Institute of the Americas.
Dr Paul J. Angelo

Dr Paul J. Angelo

Research Degree | 2015-2019

'In deciding among PhD programs, I was looking for a department that would be challenging, stimulating, and supportive, and I have absolutely no regrets about my decision to attend the Institute of the Americas.' Read more

Fridtjof Dunkel

Fridtjof Dunkel

Fridtjof was a Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc student in the years 2014-2015. After graduating, he interned at the corporate unit of strategy and politics at GIZ (a German development agency). He then began a 14 month training course with the German Federal Foreign Ministry in order to become part of the German diplomatic corps. Read more

Jameela Raymond

Jameela Raymond

Jameela was a Globalisation and Latin American Development MSc student in the years 2013-2015. After graduating, Jameela secured a Research and Projects Internship at Transparency International UK, a global anti-corruption coalition that functions as a bottom-up movement, with people on the front lines of corruption (in all of its various forms) tackling it through methods most appropriate to their country. Read more

Verena Braehler

Verena Braehler

Verena was a Security and Human Rights PhD student in the years 2010-2014. After submitting her thesis, Verena moved to Vienna to do a four-month internship at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), working on juvenile justice and violence against children. Read more

Laura Ellyn Smith

Laura Ellyn Smith

Laura was a United States Studies: History and Politics MA student in the years 2014-2015. Her first journal article, Through the Eyes of the Enemy: Why Henry Clay Lost the Presidential Election of 1844 through the Lens of The Daily Argus of Portland, Maine, was published in Maine History after she graduated, and in 2017 she had two book reviews published in scholarly journals in the U.K. and the U.S. Read more

Alexandra Nawrat

Alexandra Nawrat

Alexandra was a Latin American Studies MA student in 2017. After finishing her Masters, Alexandra did two journalism internships; one for a lifestyle magazine called Glass Magazine and the other for the Caribbean Council, a small not-for-profit consultancy firm that focuses on fostering better relationships between the UK and the Caribbean and Central America. Read more