GPS students and alumni come together to learn what it takes to build their own business in the third annual entrepreneurship certificate program.
In a Q&A, Mission Edge’s CEO discusses his new book and building a stronger infrastructure for San Diego nonprofits and GPS alumni .
Cecilia Aguillon ’98 talks about consulting for solar in Latin America and the GPS curriculum that inspired her energy efficient projects in the U.S.

In a Q&A, Dean Peter Cowhey discusses the challenges and disruptions of the digital revolution in his new book “Digital DNA” .
Quick survey for U.S. citizen
The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), to which GPS is a member school, is conducting an accessibility and inclusiveness survey. With this survey, they are looking to understand how different factors support or discourage potential candidates from pursuing graduate studies in the field of international affairs.

We need your help to get a statistically significant sample! If you’re a U.S. citizen, please respond to this survey by Nov. 27.
Call to Action & Regional Club Updates

Beyond joining your regional club and subscribing to the School’s e-newsletters, peruse a few timely ways to stay connected this quarter.

Browse through a photo rundown of how and where alumni from the School connected in their respective cities this season.
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Upcoming Events
San Diego Alumni Club:  Feeding San Diego
Dec. 5, 2017 |  RSVP   by Dec. 1 (25 spots available)

Destination GPS: San Francisco Bay Area
Feb. 22, 2018 | Save the date

Alumni Day of Service: Zamorano Fine Arts Academy Beautification Project
March 11, 2018 | Register

Destination GPS: Washington, D.C.
March 29, 2018 | Save the date

UC San Diego Alumni Weekend 2018
May 31-June 3, 2018 | Save the date

GPS and ISP Alumni Weekend Reunion
June 2, 2018 | Save the date

Class Notes
GPS alumni are stretched all over the globe. Tell us where you've been and what you're doing now with a one- to two-sentence update. These can be purely professional, celebrate personal milestones or both!
Jose (Joe) Altovar, MPIA ’94, is currently a program manager at Northrop Grumman supporting its Aerospace sector’s Applied Research organization on cool stuff with interesting folks and customers.

Ross Bixler, BA/MIA ’13, recently accepted a new role with HomeBay Inc. to lead their operations team. The company is growing incredibly fast so it is really exciting to jump on board early in the expansion process.

Ken Davenport, MPIA ’90, co-founded and runs a social enterprise consulting firm that works with nonprofits. Davenport also recently published his first novel called “The Two Gates,” an alternative history of John Kennedy and Vietnam.

Scott Freiberger, MPIA ’04, currently works as an educator in New York City and was honored to be the recipient of the 2018 TESOL International Teacher of the Year Award. My life has been adventuresome, challenging and fun. 

Jessica Lee, BA/MIA ’15, is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at UCLA.

Jason Raby, MPIA ’15, is helping U.S.-based corporations with their philanthropic campaigns in the Asia-Pacific region. Ran first half-marathon in 2017 and just signed up for first full-marathon in 2018!

Jason Ryu, MAS-IA ’15, since 2015, has been deployed as the Syria Assets Manager, CJTF-OIR. I was the Aide to a 1-star general and an interpreter for the HQMC. I serve as an expeditionary logistics planner in New Orleans, United States Marine Corps.
GPS Alumni News is a quarterly newsletter sent to alumni of the School. 

Questions? Contact Nurit Mandel