Co-Editors in Chief
McLane Harrington is a 1st year MALD student from Seattle, WA concentrating on Human Security and International Organizations. After graduating from college in Portland, OR she worked at the local classical music radio station, gaining experience working in the non-profit sector for an international service. She also had the opportunity to work for two international organizations –MercyCorps and World Affairs Council –before coming to Fletcher. Her academic interests primarily lie in international power asymmetries, development, and participatory development policy.
Nitin Malik is a first-year MALD student at Fletcher School concentrating on international environment policy. Prior to Fletcher, he has worked as a microfinance consultant in South East Asia. He is interested in understanding how human security interacts and gets affected by environmental actions.
Megan Duffy is a first year MALD student concentrating on Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and International Organizations with a key interest in the Balkans. Prior to Fletcher, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania and has worked for various non-governmental and governmental agencies in Washington DC, Brussels and Tirana focused on good governance, education and development.
Saska Icitovic is a first-year MALD student concentrating in Human Security and Development Economics. Her professional focus has been on migration, having worked at a resettlement agency, migration policy, and most recently in a NGO where she connected newly arrived refugees/immigrants to higher education in the Greater Boston Area.
Hallie Westlund is a first-year MALD student focusing on Human Security, Gender Studies, and Development Economics. She previously worked as an international paralegal for an International research organization and has consulted on English instruction for the Ministry of Education in Ecuador. Her primary focus has been on migrants rights, educational equity, and microfinance for minority populations.
Leah Crenson is a first-year MALD student focusing on Gender in International Relations and Global Health. Prior to Fletcher, she worked for AGE Africa, a girls’ secondary education organization in Malawi, and for USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance.
Alexandra Leveillee holds a double B.A in Sociology and Human Rights from the University of Connecticut. At Uconn she conducted independent research through UConn Health on the impacts of the South African universal healthcare system on rural women and was an involved member of UNESCO Student Ambassadors. After UConn, Alexandra served as an AmeriCorps volunteer tutoring in a Boston public charter school. Her focus studying at Fletcher is in Conflict Resolution and Human Security, with a narrowed focus on access to education and sports for women and girls.
Fatimah Shaikh is a first-year MALD student focusing on Human Security and Development Economics. Prior to Fletcher, she worked on operation management and program development at the Bainum Family Foundation (BFF), focusing on system building in early childhood education in Washington D.C. Prior to joining BFF, Fatimah worked at the Case Foundation, Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development and Human Rights Watch. In these various organizations she focused on issues ranging from gender inclusivity in the workforce to refugee/migration issues.
Geoff Tam is a MALD 2020 studying development economics and human security. Originally from the Boston area, Geoff studied environmental agriculture and international development at Cornell University before working for various non-profit organizations including World Hunger Relief, Inc., the 2Seeds Network, Inc., the Fenway Community Development Corporation, and Education Development Center on issues ranging from affordable housing to hunger and food security to substance use prevention and youth risk behavior. At Fletcher, Geoff hopes to build the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in design, monitoring and evaluation for international NGOs focused on poverty alleviation and international development. He is also involved in the International Development Group, Fletcher Climbs, and Fletcher Christian Fellowship.
Hallie Westlund is a first-year MALD student focusing on Human Security, Gender Studies, and Development Economics. This summer she interned with the international migration organization (IOM) in Bogota, Colombia. Her focus is in the intersection of transitional justice and displacement.
Emelia Williams is a first-year MALD student studying International Environmental and Resource Policy, Business for Social Impact, and ADMEL. Prior to Fletcher, she worked as a grant-writer, community organizer, and journalist in Seattle, Washington. She is also involved in the Fletcher Arctic Club, the Fletcher Forum, the Fletcher Africana Club, and is the Marketing Chair for the 2019 Fletcher Gender Conference