Tacarra Lake is an excellent example that career options for MGS graduates are not limited to government or the private sector.
Since 2018 Tacarra has led the college and high school education programs for the non-profit Santa Fe Council on International Relations, an organization founded in 1965 to promote awareness of global issues and foreign policy in New Mexico.
After receiving her MGS degree in 2017, Tacarra held a number of education-related volunteer positions, teaching English to Syrian refugees in Lebanon, serving as an intern at the non-profit organization World Learning in Washington, D.C., and working as an AmeriCorps volunteer in her native New Mexico. While working on her MGS degree Tacarra also spent a summer studying Russian foreign policy in Moscow.
Tacarra is grateful for the professional skills she learned during the MGS program, in addition to the incredible support of MGS faculty and fellow students.