GLD Alumni


Anita Mureithi

Anita Mureithi is currently an MSc student in Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. She comes from Nairobi, Kenya and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Gender Studies and Environmental and Geographical Science from the University of Cape Town. Anita’s interests lie in democratization and she has a passion for communication for development. Since coming to Gothenburg, Anita has worked as a digital ambassador for Study in Sweden at the Swedish Institute and a mentor at the University. Anita hopes that her internship at GLD will give her more insight into the research field with research projects such as the Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI).

Dziyana Katselkina

Dziyana is currently doing her first year of the International Administration and Global Governance master’s program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations. Dziyana was previously an intern at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Belarus and worked at the Department for International Cooperation at the city administration. Her interests include issues concerning good governance, development aid, gender studies, and identity politics. At GLD, she would like to gain knowledge about the factors affecting local development in Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, she wishes to enhance her analytical skills and get a practical insight into data analysis.

Michael Stam

Michael is an intern at GLD during the summer of 2018. He is currently doing his M.A. in Human Rights Policy and Practice at Gothenburg University, Universidad Deusto, and Roehampton University. During his B.A. in Governance at Utrecht University he was the president of the university's Dutch United Nations Students Association, as well as sitting on the board of the Dutch United Nations Association. He is specifically interested in policy change, the human rights-based approach, and policy implementation. 

Bruna Castro

Bruna is an intern at the GLD during the summer of 2018. She is currently doing her M.A. in Human Rights Policy and Practice at Gothenburg University, Universidad Deusto, and Roehampton University. Bruna, a lawyer, is interested in anti-corruption, good governance, and implementation of economic and social rights. During her bachelor, she was an intern at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C., where she obtained experience in anti-corruption and transparency.

Sara Kenney

Sara is currently studying towards her master’s degree in International Administration and Global Governance at the University of Gothenburg, with a focus on the performance of democracies. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and has a passion for foreign languages. A former intern, Sara now provides a mix of administrative and organizational support to the GLD team as the Research Coordinator.