Program Administration

Learn more about our staff members

Jonathan Achter

Assistant Director, Academic and Student Affairs

Biography and Contact Information

Jonathan Achter has been with the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy (MIP) since 2005. During 2006-07, he guided the transition from a one-year program to a more comprehensive two-year model. Again, from late 2016-2019, he successfully guided the redesigned MIP program into the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), which is the first-ever transition of an academic program into a research division at Stanford University. Previously, he worked in international education/study abroad for the University of California, Santa Barbara and Iowa State University. His international study, work, and program development/leadership destinations include Australia, Mexico, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He holds a M.Ed. in educational leadership and policy studies, specializing in student development, from Iowa State University. Additionally, he completed his doctoral coursework (Ed.D.) at the University of Minnesota, focusing on international education leadership.  

Responsibilities:

Academic Administration, Student Services, Advising, Admissions, Major Events, Operations, and Budget

Current Stanford Students:

 

For Instructors:

Contact Information: 

jjachter@stanford.edu
650.725.9155
Encina Hall, S052A

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Meghan Moura

Recruitment and Admissions Manager

Biography and Contact Information

Meghan Moura joined FSI in April 2018 as the Program Coordinator for the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy. She looks forward to providing students, faculty, and staff with operational and programmatic support. Meghan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Chad and Mozambique, and her background is in international development and the nonprofit sector. She holds Master's degrees in International Policy Studies and Public Policy from Stanford Universtiy, and a BA in Anthropology from Northwestern University. She enjoys reading, music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

Responsibilities:

Applicant Inquiries, Admissions, General Program Administration

Contact Information:

meghanfm@stanford.edu
650.725.9075
Encina Hall S053A

Kimberly Renk

Career Services, Alumni Affairs, and Capstone Lead

Biography and Contact Information

Kimberly Renk FSI in January 2018 as the Manager for Policy Outreach and Practicum Development. In this role, she works with FSI faculty to help translate research findings into policy domains and manages practicum projects for the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy. Prior to joining FSI, Kimberly was the Program and Training Manager at the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) program at the Harvard Kennedy School. Previously, she managed public policy initiatives in the Dominican Republic Ministry of Youth as a Fulbright-Clinton Fellow and the Liberian Ministry of Labor as a Carter Center/Transnational Law Institute Fellow. She was also a lawyer at the law firm WilmerHale in Washington D.C. Kimberly holds an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, a JD from New York University School of Law, and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. 

Responsibilities:

Capstone Planning and Management

Contact Information: 

krenk@stanford.edu
650.497.1329
Encina Hall C135