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Alumni Profiles and Quotes


Ambassador Diego Gomez Pickering

  • Tell a bit more about your personal and professional background

I’m a Mexican diplomat, writer and journalist who is currently based in Barcelona. I’ve had the privilege of serving my country as Ambassador and to travel the world reporting on current news, while publishing five books and raising a family and a 15 years old Jack Russell.

  • What led you to desire to pursue advanced academic studies via open learning and at EUCLID in particular?

I always wanted to further my education and pursue a degree beyond my Masters, Euclid flexible scheme allowed me to do so while continue working in a very demanding environment as a diplomat serving abroad.

  • What can you tell about your learning experience so far?

Euclid’s learning experience is unique since it allows you to advance at your own pace and have a very direct and rich exchange with faculty members and assigned supervisors and professors.

  • Do you have any advice or encouragement for applicants and students?

Euclid permits you to fulfill your academic goals while fostering your professional career. 


Ambassador Hanna Simon, MDIA


(Hanna Simon, MDIA graduate, is the Ambassador of Eritrea to France and UNESCO).

"EUCLID offered an excellent, intense and practical master's degree program that was demanding but doable. It sets the standard very high for government capacity-building programs of the same kind."

Jonathan Ryan, MBASD


(Jonathan Ryan, MBASD graduate, relocated from Europe to his native New Zealand and now works for the Government of New Zealand).

"The EUCLID MBASD programme was extremely beneficial and I was able to successfully re-orientate my career, gaining a position for the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment in New Zealand. I received excellent support from the staff and found it really interesting as well!"

Alexandra Carle, MSDD


(A native of New Zealand who did her MSDD program while residing in France, Alex Carle, upon graduation, was hired by the British Red Cross as Head of Region).

"I really enjoyed the flexibility and depth of learning that the EUCLID Masters gave me. I could work in my own time, location and on the subjects that interested me most. I had contact with inspiring professionals from around the world who had a vast range of experience to share and a base of knowledge to challenge my thinking and analysis. The studies not only helped me to find an interesting and rewarding job but definitely increased my knowledge base in relevant subject areas to be able to work effectively."

Dr Glenville Ashby


(Glenville Ashby, DIRD graduate, is a well-known journalist based in New York with ties to the Caribbean community).

"EUCLID's academic and professional support throughout my doctoral programme in Interreligious Dialogue and Diplomacy was instrumental in securing a position as a New York based correspondent for the most established media houses in the Caribbean. Its rigorous standards prepared me for the competitive world of journalism and also provided the tools to establish the not-for-profit, 'Global Interfaith Council Corporation."


The Rev. Dr. Troy Epps


(Troy Epps, EUCLID doctoral graduate in theology, is a chaplain based in Arizona, United States).

"My time with EUCLID was very positive. My advisor served as a terrific mentor to me, walking me through my dissertation process, and allowing me to pursue my desired direction while offering brilliant insights and helpful encouragement along the way. I’m glad that EUCLID was a part of my educational journey!"




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International Headquarters: Bangui, C.A.R.; Banjul, The Gambia

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Institutional High Steward: President Faustin Touadéra, PhD (Mathematics; Lille, France)

Diplomatic and Academic High Steward: Ambassador Juan Avila, PhD (Education; Fordham, USA)


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