Team

Team


Wisambi Loundu, Co-President

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Wisambi Loundu is a graduate student at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy pursuing her Master in International Business (MIB). Prior to attending Fletcher, she was an associate in the Sustainable Development Network (SDN) at the Work Bank where she supported the Vice President and Director of the network as part of the Operations and Strategy Unit. She has also worked as an associate at Cambridge Associates, LLC- an investment consulting firm- leading the firm’s Market Update publication. Most recently Wisambi was seconded as a Tony Elumelu fellow in Rwanda to support the establishment of the country’s first commodity exchange. Wisambi hails from the D.R. Congo and holds a B.A. in French studies from Bryn Mawr College.

Jean-Yves Barba, Co-President

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Jean-Yves Barba is a graduate student at The Fletcher School focusing on International Organizations and Development Economics, and currently writing his thesis on the role of the African Diaspora in the social and economic development of their country of origin. Prior to joining Fletcher, Jean-Yves worked as an information management analyst serving migrant populations in East Africa with the International Organization for Migration in emergency and post-conflict response, and institutional capacity building. Most recently Jean-Yves interned at the regional Office of UNOCHA in Senegal where he was part of a project to develop a monitoring tool to gauge security and humanitarian trends in the Sahel region. Jean-Yves is from France and holds a BS in Computer Engineering from University of Florida.

Sabina Ndakorerwa

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Sabina is a first year student in the Master of International Business Program specializing in International Finance and Political Economy. As a Harambe-Fletcher Scholar, Sabina has a strong interest in entrepreneurial ventures and access to health care in Africa. She is currently in the early stages of developing her own startup in mobile health in Rwanda and will be spending the summer working in the pharmaceutical industry focusing on market access in frontier markets. Prior to joining Fletcher, Sabina worked in the field of emerging markets strategy in the German automotive industry and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Sonya Weston

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Sonya Weston is a 2014 M.A. candidate at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where she is pursuing a concentration in security studies with a focus on Africa. She has worked at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., as a consultant to Freedom House, and for a NGO in Conakry, Guinea. As a graduate student, Sonya interned with the State Department at the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria and also with the Bureau of African Affairs in Washington, D.C. She holds a B.A. from Lawrence University.
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Dhriti Bhatta

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Dhriti graduated as an Economics major and Political Science minor from Tufts in 2009, after which she worked between DC, India and Nepal. In her latest work before Fletcher, she worked as a project manager to start up two micro health insurance businesses for the bottom of the pyramid market in two districts of Nepal. With this experience, Dhriti joined Fletcher to study more about how private sector development can foster growth in developing countries. She is am currently concentrating on International Finance & Trade and International Business strategy at Fletcher. She spent the last summer working as an associate consultant with an agro consulting firm in Uganda, and was in Kenya this winter researching on Private Equity Investments in Agriculture in East Africa. She loves to travel, read, swim and listen to African and South Asian music.

Claudia Schwartz

Headshot '14Claudia Schwartz is a second-year master’s student studying development economics and international business relations. She is ¬†currently writing her thesis on the promotion of private participation in electricity¬† infrastructure investment in post-conflict countries. She has previously worked in the non-profit and for- profit sectors in the East and Horn of Africa.
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Alison Erlwanger

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Alison is a Zimbabwean first year MALD student at The Fletcher School with a focus on Development Economics and International Business. She has a passion for poverty alleviation and public health in sub-Saharan Africa, and is using her fields of study to better understand the role that social enterprise and microfinance have to play in development initiatives. Prior to the Fletcher School she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research assistant for multiple projects evaluating the cost-effectiveness of HIV/AIDS in Botswana and South Africa. She holds a BA in Chemistry and Anthropology from Mount Holyoke College.
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