Student Staff

Alex Avaneszadeh is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 2023 candidate at The Fletcher School, focusing on Public International Law and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He received his B.A. in Political Science from California Lutheran University and has worked in international development and peacebuilding prior to joining Fletcher. Alex previously interned at the Eurasia Partnership Foundation in Yerevan, Armenia, and at Search for Common Ground in Washington, D.C. He later served as a Development Coordinator and New Business Associate for Africa at DAI, and was a geopolitical analyst at Foreign Brief, publishing forward-looking analyses on upcoming political events in the post-Soviet space. He focuses on the geopolitical, economic, and energy security dynamics of the South Caucasus, and he speaks English and Armenian.
Sarah Baughn is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 2024 candidate at The Fletcher School, focusing on Comparative and Regional Studies as well as International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Areas of expertise include post-Soviet state politics, nationalism and authoritarianism, and East Asia-United States relations. Prior to attending Fletcher, Sarah received a B.A. in International Studies and Philosophy from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. Following graduation, Sarah became a JET Program participant in Suzu, Japan from 2019 through 2021. In 2022, Sarah worked as an interim SIFE teacher in Nashville, Tennessee before matriculating to Fletcher. Sarah is a Senior Print Editor for the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and has language proficiency in English, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
Hannah Campeanu is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 2024 candidate, focusing on human security and global governance. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in business from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Prior to her studies at Fletcher, she worked in editorial roles in academic book publishing for six years, including at Oxford University Press on history and religion and at Springer Nature on gastroenterology, nephrology, and hematology. Her areas of interest are in migration and food security, and she is involved with planning for Fletcher’s student-run Religion, Law, and Diplomacy Conference.
Padmini Das is an India-trained lawyer who has written on a wide range of public interest and private sector matters. She has a diverse professional experience that includes corporate law, public policy, and financial news media. She has worked with representatives at the state and federal levels of the Indian government on issues such as legislative research, pollution control, women's safety, and conflict resolution. She is currently pursuing an LLM in International Law at The Fletcher School. She is a Senior Editor in The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs, and her areas of research are international governance and security.
Mustafa Gül is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Mustafa focuses on political risk, international finance, Turkish foreign policy, and Middle Eastern politics. Prior to Fletcher, he worked as a tax analyst for Ernst & Young in Istanbul. Mustafa was born and raised in Turkiye. He studied Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University, and was an exchange student at American University of Beirut. Mustafa currently works as a Research Assistant for the Fletcher Russia and Eurasia Program. He also works as a Teaching Assistant at Tufts University, department of history. Mustafa is fluent in Turkish and English, and he has reading and basic conversational skills in Arabic.
Pratyusha Joshi is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate focusing on comparative and regional studies and international business. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a concentration in governance and peace from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Before re-entering the academic world, Pratyusha worked with the Press and Culture department of the Republic of Korea Embassy in India, and later worked with Brookings Institution India Center in development and outreach. At Fletcher, she holds leadership position with the Working Group on Strategic Competition in the Indo-Pacific, De-colonizing International Relations conference, and the Japan Club. She is trilingual with fluency in English, Hindi and Japanese.
Tatum Koroli is from Fountain Hills, Arizona. She is pursuing a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy at the Fletcher School, focusing on human security, technology, and maritime affairs. As a first-generation college student, Tatum graduated from Arizona State University with degrees in Global Studies & Spanish Linguistics. With the Critical Languages Institute, Tatum has participated in an intensive language training in Tirana, Albania. With the Gilman Scholarship, she studied Catalan in Barcelona, Spain. As a Fulbright ETA to North Macedonia, Tatum further developed her passion for public service and diplomacy while educating her students on American culture and values. She also served as a Public Affairs Fellow for U.S. Embassy Skopje, mentored high school students in Albania with Education USA, and interned for a U.S. Congressman. As a Department of State Rangel Fellow, she will enter the U.S. Foreign Service in 2024. Tatum speaks Albanian and Spanish, as well as some Portuguese, Macedonian, and Catalan. She is a photographer, animal welfare activist, and enjoys folk dancing.
Neeraja Kulkarni is a Master of Global Affairs 2023 candidate at The Fletcher School, focusing on Environmental Policy and International Development. Prior to joining Fletcher, Neeraja extensively worked in the development sector in India. She worked as a researcher in Sikkim, India, having published a research paper about understanding organic farming systems in Sikkim. Later, Neeraja worked as a researcher in an energy provisioning NGO, SELCO Foundation, where she focused on renewable agri-solutions for poverty alleviation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked with Quicksand (a design consultancy) on a number of projects, including creating a community-sensitization tool for medical practitioners to use while conducting biomedical HIV clinical trials with underserved transgender communities. She speaks Hindi, Marathi, and English.
Vishal Manve is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate focusing on environment, business, and communications at The Fletcher School. Previously, Vishal has reported on the Indian economy, politics, and disinformation campaigns for international news wire Agence France-Presse and has been a fellow with CIVICUS, Climate Tracker, Splice Newsroom and CPL. Vishal has been published across The Diplomat, Fair Observer, AFP, Yahoo News, The Daily Beast, Global Voices Online, Open Democracy, International Journalism Festival, and Indian Express. Vishal has been a summer fellow for the Columbia Journalism Lede Program and is interested in how technology can aid energy transitioning in developing economies and the intersection of journalism and technology on mapping climate misinformation campaigns. Twitter: VishalManve12.
Doniyor Mutalov is a MA student in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School, Tufts University. Prior to that he completed a BA in International Relations from the Webster University in Tashkent. Last year he was selected as a CTBTO-CENESS Research Fellow. He is part of the Youth Group for Ballistic Missile Non-Proliferation - HCoC. His works mainly focus on disarmament/non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and his research interests are arms control and international law. His native language is Uzbek, and he is fluent in Russian and English and mastering French.
Nayan Seth is a Master in Global Affairs 2024 candidate at The Fletcher School, focusing on Comparative and Regional studies as well as International Negotiation and International Security. His areas of expertise are in Indian foreign policy, diplomacy in the strategic triangle of U.S.-India-China, authoritarianism in South Asia and Great Power Rivalry in the Indo-Pacific region. Before joining The Fletcher School, Nayan worked as a multimedia journalist for over 15 years in major news networks in India and China. As a News Editor at CNN-News18, Nayan managed the newsroom operations and produced primetime news shows. Over the years, he has reported on major international stories like the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on developing countries, the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, India’s general elections in 2019 and Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. Nayan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Honors) and majored in Russian history from Hindu College, University of Delhi. Nayan has language proficiency in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. He is an intermediate-level Chinese speaker.
Sitara Srinivas is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy 2025 candidate at The Fletcher School. Previously, she gained experience in the think tank sector in India, initially working in the president's office and later serving as a Junior Fellow in Strategic Studies at the Observer Research Foundation. Before this, Sitara managed digital media and outreach for the Social and Political Research Foundation. Her work has been published in various outlets, including Vogue India. Sitara holds a BA Honours degree in Political Science and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Conflict Transformation and Peace-Building from the University of Delhi. She is proficient in both English and Hindi and has aspirations to learn additional languages in the near future.
Natasha Wood is a MALD candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and focuses on European security. She served in the House of Representatives as a legislative staffer for four years, most recently for Congressman Jim Costa managing the Transatlantic Legislators’ Dialogue and Europe Subcommittee portfolios. She is a Baltic Security Foundation Visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council Congressional Fellow, and Wilson Center Congressional Fellow. Natasha’s research considers US perceptions of Baltic Security and lessons for the Baltic Sea Region resulting from the war in Ukraine. Natasha graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed half her bachelor’s at the University of St. Andrews. She is British-American and speaks Spanish, intermediate French and Italian, and beginner Russian.