Ana Garcia, 2013, Spain

Why I chose Fletcher:  Fletcher was my first and only option when applying to graduate school in the United States. After looking at other programs and schools around the US, I always came back to Fletcher's website, feeling that Fletcher was offering me exactly what I wanted and that this was the place for me. I knew that Fletcher was a place where I could learn both inside and outside the classroom from both professors and students. Also, I had the impression that Fletcher was offering me a unique environment where I would be able to contribute to a community with my previous experiences and background. And this is exactly how it is! Each person is valuable for what he/she brings to the School and for what we can contribute to in Fletcher now and later in the future.

Something that has surprised me about Fletcher: I was shocked at the incredible number of clubs, social activities, and initiatives that go on at the same time each day. It is impossible to make even half of the events offered in a week. This is a completely new model of learning and interacting at school for me as the European system does not have anything similar to this. I love it because it is a way to connect with people who have similar interests while not having to be in the same class with them. 

Favorite Author:

Ana Maria Matute

Favorite Food:

Lebanese Food, and Spanish of course!

Favorite Musician:

Alejandro Sanz

Favorite City:

Jerusalem

Most Rewarding Trip:

My first field trip to the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    International Organizations
    Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

Summer Internship

United Nations Relief & Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNWRA) - New York City

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher UN club
    Fletcher Debating Society
    International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Blakeley Villa Social Club

Education before Fletcher

  • Master, International Relations and Trade, Escuela de Ciencias Polì≠ticas e Inforem, Madrid, SPAIN
    BA, Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, SPAIN

Experience before Fletcher

  • MPDL - Movement for Peace, Project Officer for Middle East and Southeastern Europe - Madrid, Spain
    UNRWA Spanish Committee, Humanitarian Aid Project Coordinator - Madrid, Spain

Languages

  • Spanish
    French
    Arabic
    English