This year’s Admissions Intern staff includes three old-timers and three newbies.  Of the three new additions to the staff, two are first-year students and one is a second year.  According to annual tradition, it’s time to introduce the people (in addition to the returning Katie, Hillary, and Ariel) who may answer the phone when you call, or your email when you write.

Stephanie
Hi! I am a first-year MALD student originally from the Washington, D.C. area.  I studied history and international relations at Boston University as an undergraduate, and am excited (with some trepidation given my now somewhat mythologized memories of winter) to be back in New England!  Prior to starting at Fletcher, I spent two years working on Afghanistan and Pakistan at the U.S. Institute of Peace.  I plan to continue studying South and Central Asia through concentrations in International Security Studies and a possible self-designed Field of Study on political transitions.  I look forward to answering your questions throughout the admissions process!

Juanita
Hi Everyone!  I am Juanita and I am a first-year MALD student.  Though I belong to a military family, I consider Tennessee to be my home.  I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an undergraduate, and worked in Washington, D.C. and Kenya prior to enrolling at Fletcher.  While at Fletcher, my Fields of Study will be International Negotiation & Conflict Resolution and International Business Relations.

Though I’ve only been on campus for a little over one month, I am excited to say that Fletcher has, by far, exceeded my expectations. One of the things I quickly realized about Fletcher is that there are so many opportunities to participate in activities, attend seminars, and join clubs.  In my dream world, I would do EVERYTHING, but sadly there are only 24 hours in the day.  On the academic side, thus far, I have been able to enroll in courses with MIB and PhD students, engage in discussions with classmates and professors who have real-world experiences in industries that interest me, as well as begin my internship in the Admissions Office.  As an Admissions intern, I look forward to helping you all in the near future!

Loghman
I’m a second-year MALD student, and Fletcher has exceeded my expectations on an academic and personal level.  I have deepened my understanding of international affairs and sharpened my analytical skills with Fletcher’s interdisciplinary curriculum.  In addition, the professional experience and knowledge of Fletcher’s U.S. and international students have enriched my learning in the classroom.  Since my regional focus is the Middle East and South Asia, it is extremely useful to be able to have informative exchanges of viewpoints with international students from those areas.

Meanwhile, I have absolutely enjoyed living in the Boston region and developing an attachment to a historic and culturally rich region of our country.  From the Freedom Trail and the historic and narrow streets of Boston, to the Sam Adams brewery and the beautiful seasonal foliage, I have come to love the Northeast.  At the same time, the opportunity to learn and live with Fletcher’s international student body has expanded my knowledge of, and admiration for, the different cultures (and foods) represented here.

I am happy to be working for the Admissions Office, and it is a joy to explain to prospective students the benefits that Fletcher can offer in academics and a vibrant spirit of community.

 

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