Author Archives: Carolyn Meyer

MIIS CAPP Launches Three New Photo Exhibits with a Purpose

If you are based at our Monterey campus or visiting, we encourage you to check-out three new exhibits sponsored by the MIIS Committee on Art in Public Places.

The McCone atrium features the work of local photographer, Oliver Klink, and his exhibit on glacier ice melt “55 inches.” Klink’s work has been featured in National Geographic.

Thanks to a grant from PhotoWings, MIIS CAPP was able to continue to explore our connection to the local community with six metallic prints from the latest Middlebury Magazine. These photos are on display in the Holland Center.

The Casa Fuente’s largest classroom, 434, includes three small exhibits featuring the Monterey community including students in action completing an agriculture survey in Salinas as well as photos taken in our beloved Big Sur and on the Monterey Bay.

Learn more about these exhibits and our plans for a student art exhibit on the CAPP Projects Page.

MIIS CAPP is also excited to welcome our Middlebury College colleagues Pieter Broucke and Richard Saunders for a site visit and cross-campus collaboration plan in early 2019 thanks to One Middlebury funding.

New Students and the Community Photo Exhibit in Middlebury Institute Samson Center

Thanks to a 5,000 grant from PhotoWings, the Middlebury Institute Committee for Art in Public Places (CAPP) is proud to showcase a 10-story photo narrative following the local connections of our students. Photos show the friendships, volunteer and work experiences, as well as past times of MIIS students that connects them with people outside of the MIIS campus in the local and regional community.

The exhibit will be on display for approximately 1 year. A related exhibit will showcase other local connections and approaches that are part of the MIIS mission including the focus on sustainable community development practiced by the MIIS-alumni developed Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development and the Spanish Language course developed by Gabriel Guillen that led to Team Tandem connections between MIIS and South County native Spanish speakers. The photographer for the exhibit is TLM ’19 candidate, Hanqui Wang.

To learn more about the exhibit and the MIIS CAPP, visit

MIIS Welcomes PT Social Impact Programs Coordinator Brooke Tunnacliffe

The Middlebury Institute Graduate School of International Policy and Management (GSIPM) is proud to welcome its newest staff member, Brooke Tunnacliffe. Brooke will be working part-time (20 hours per week) with GSIPM to manage the Frontier Market Scouts (FMS) certificate training in social enterprise management and impact investing. You can reach Brooke at or visit her in McCone 127. Brooke will work directly with Director of Immersive Professional Learning and Special Programs Carolyn Meyer and two Frontier Market Scouts graduate assistants.

About Brooke

Brooke has spent the past 15 years working in higher education, and still works part time at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.  She works at the Executive Education department, delivering week long certificate level programs to business and nonprofit executives.  During her five years at Stanford she has worked on programs such as World Economic Forum’s Program for Leadership and Sustainability, the Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders, and the Impact Program for Arts Leaders, among many others.

Prior to Stanford, Brooke was at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Said Business School (Oxford, UK).  Her focus was the Developing Talent portfolio – specifically student programming.  Much of her work involved delivering the Emerge Conference, which brings approximately 400 students to Oxford each year to learn from the best and brightest social entrepreneurs about their models for change and solutions to the world’s toughest social and environmental problems.  She was also responsible for the Conversations in Social Innovation speaker series, and for coordinating the Skoll Center Associate Fellowship, which gave 15 students a year a chance to pursue their passion for social entrepreneurship though mentoring and coaching.

Brooke started her career at the Institute for Not for Profit Management at Columbia Business School.  This department was later absorbed into the Executive Education department, though her focus continued to be working with nonprofit and social enterprise executives.  Her clients at Columbia included the NYPD, FDNY, the Rothschild Foundation, as well as numerous nonprofits in the New York City area. Brooke earned her BA in Organizational Behavior and Management/International Relations from Brown University and her MA in Organizational Psychology from Colombia University Teacher’s College.

Brooke will be working at MIIS part time, and spending the other half of her time either at Stanford or at home with her three year old son.  She is excited to join the MIIS community, and specifically to meet the FMS participants. She is inspired by working with students and professionals who strive to make the world a better place, and is looking forward to joining a community that is passionate about social change.

I hope you will join us in welcoming Brooke to Middlebury!