Ferrante Benvenuti, 2012, Italy

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because I felt that I would be more than a number or a student in a large classroom. At Fletcher, I am first and foremost a person, someone who is part of a small, intimate community of people who share common values. I was also attracted to Fletcher for its extremely flexible curriculum which gives me the opportunity to learn basic business tools and apply them to crucial social issues such as poverty eradication and urban development.

Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: What is surprising about Fletcher is that no matter how new and unknown your interest, you will always find people that share it and you will have the opportunity to attend a speech from one of the leading figures in that field. When I arrived at Fletcher, I had little hope that I would find many people interested in social business, but I was wrong.  In my first month at school, I discovered quite a few people who not only shared my interest, but who had professional experience in that field.  Moreover, I was able to attend a great lecture of Mechai Viravaidya, one of the most inspiring social entrepreneurs around.

Favorite book:

Il Gattopardo

Favorite movie:

La Grande Guerra

Favorite food:

Gnocchi

Most pressing world issue:

Energy management

Best place to study:

Ginn Library 

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Business Relations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Social Business Club
  • Fletcher Green
  • Fletcher Futbol
  • Business Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Ancient History, University College London

Experience before Fletcher

  • Make a Change, Social Business Analyst - Milan, Italy
  • Foundation for Sustainable Development, Intern - La Plata, Argentina

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • English

Summer Internship

  • Alpiq (energy utility) - Milan, Italy