Your Career: Humanitarian Assistance

Our Alumni


Cornelia Schneider

MALD 06

UN Development Programme’s Access to Justice Project

Schneider’s career path was anything but a straight line. A graduate of University College London, Schneider worked with multinational law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for several years, becoming a registered solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales in 2004... Read more

Our Alumni


Caroline Andresen

F10

Evaluation & Reporting Coordinator, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

Frustrated with local level advocacy, Andresen ended up at Fletcher in 2008, initially thinking she wanted to be a lobbyist for humanitarian organizations. She quickly changed her mind, instead deciding to study the implementation and project management side of humanitarian and relief assistance work. While at Fletcher she concentrated in the human security and international security fields, a decision she attributes to several professors, including Lecturer in Human Security Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church and Professor of International Politics Richard Shultz. Read more

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Patrick Meier

PhD 12

Director of Social Innovation at the Qatar Foundation Computing Research Institute (QCRI)

Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized leader on the application of new technologies for crisis early warning, humanitarian response, human rights and civil resistance. In 2010, while attending Fletcher, Meier launched a crisis map to pinpoint the locations of those in need of services after the devastating earthquake in Haiti and to point to available resources. With the help of more than 100 Fletcher students, Tufts undergrads and other volunteers, he created what FEMA called, 'the most comprehensive and up-to-date map available to the humanitarian community.' Read more about the project.