Fletcher alum wins Paralympic gold

Anyone who’s been watching the recent Paralympics in Tokyo doesn’t need me to underscore what an impressive and inspiring spectacle it all is. An event that already had sucked me in this year got even cooler recently with the news that Brad Snyder, a 2019 GMAP alumnus, took home his SIXTH Paralympic gold medal (and eighth medal overall), this time in the paratriathlon in the vision-impaired category of athletes.

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Five-year updates: Diane drops a line from Bangladesh

Today we’ll travel a bit further back in time to check in with another alumna friend. It’s shocking to me to realize that Diane Broinshtein graduated from Fletcher a full five years ago, as it feels far more recently that she was part of our Admissions Committee and getting involved in all manner of Admissions and Fletcher-wide events. Her career path and her time at Fletcher are great examples of the value of interdisciplinary programs!

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First-year alumni updates: Catching up with Natalia

One of my favorite points in the blog-year is when we get to check in with recent Fletcher alumni. My hope is obviously that it’s interesting for readers to see the career paths our graduates chart both immediately and a handful of years after their time at Fletcher. Selfishly, though, it’s also an excuse for me to get in touch with folks who were great friends of our office during their student days to learn about what they’ve been up to.

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Fletcher authors unite for political thriller

Readers of current literature don’t need to know much about Fletcher to have heard of Elliot Ackerman and Admiral James Stavridis. Ackerman, a National Book Award finalist and author of five books, and Stavridis, with nine non-fiction titles to his credit, are both established voices in contemporary letters. Each is, of course, also a well-known member of the Tufts and Fletcher community.

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First-year alumni: Rami begins his Foreign Service Career

It was such a pleasure to hear recently from Rami, a 2019 Fletcher grad and great friend of the Admissions office. During his Fletcher tenure one couldn’t spend much time here at all without eventually bumping into Rami, usually on the way to or from one of his many involvements at the school. A particularly nice person in a community of nice people, Rami has unsurprisingly gotten off to a great professional start with his Foreign Service career.

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