Adapting to a new application system meant we weren’t sure how many student staff members we would need this year. It turned out we need one more than we first introduced in October. Today, meet David, our newest student intern hire.
Hi everyone! I am a first-year MALD, focusing on democratization and human security. I am particularly interested in transitional governments, former communist countries and Latin America. I am a first-generation American, born and raised in Wheaton, IL. I attended DePauw University for my undergraduate studies and majored in political science and Spanish. Prior to Fletcher, I lived in the Czech Republic teaching high school English on a Fulbright grant. I have also completed internships with The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the U.S. State Department.
While this is my first semester at Fletcher, I have found it tremendously easy to get involved and have really enjoyed becoming part of the Fletcher community. I am currently a researcher on a joint Fletcher-ICRC study on conflict migration in the Sahel, co-president of the European Club, and a member of the Tufts Refugee Assistance Program. Outside the classroom, I love hanging out with other Fletcher students, exploring Boston, and venturing out to find new restaurants and breweries in the area. I look forward to hearing from you soon!