McKenzie Hartman

University of California, San Diego, School of Global Policy & Strategy


DISCIPLINE: Master's in International Affairs

McKenzie Hartman is beginning her Master of International Affairs program at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy & Strategy (GPS), where she will be focusing on International Politics and Latin America. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, she graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations & Diplomacy with minors in Spanish and German. During her undergraduate studies, she studied abroad in Chile and interned with the Political/Economic section of the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, where she conducted research for the annual human rights report and helped organize bilateral exchanges between health professionals. After graduation from OSU, she worked for the Franklin County Board of Elections and hiked the Pacific Crest Trail across the country. She then served as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany, teaching classes on both the English language and American culture and politics.