Program Administration

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Jonathan Achter

Assistant Director, Academic and Student Affairs

Biography and Contact Information

Jonathan Achter joined the Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy (MIP) in 2005. During 2006-07, he guided the transition from a one-year program to a comprehensive two-year model. Again, from late 2016-2019, he successfully guided the program's redesign and relocation to 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. from Iowa State University, focused on educational leadership and policy studies, specializing in student development.  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:

 

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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 oversees career services and alumni affairs for the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy, in addition to managing the MIP capstone program: Policy Change Studio. Previously, Kimberly was the Manager for Policy Outreach and Practicum Development at FSI, where she worked with FSI faculty to help translate research findings into policy domains.

Prior to joining Stanford, Kimberly was the Program and Training Manager at the Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) program at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she managed trainings on evidence-based policymaking for civil servants in South and South East Asia. She also executed public policy initiatives in the Dominican Republic Ministry of Youth as a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow and the Liberian Ministry of Labor as a Carter Center-Transnational Law Institute Fellow. Previously, Kimberly was also a lawyer at the law firm WilmerHale in Washington, DC, where she worked on international litigations and investigations involving the US federal government.

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 in Communication Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Responsibilities:

Career Services, Alumni Affairs, Capstone Program

Contact Information:

krenk@stanford.edu
650.497.1329
Encina Hall 10H