Tameisha Henry, 2014, United States & Barbados

Why I chose Fletcher: I first heard about Fletcher during my three year search for the “right” graduate program. After completing my undergraduate studies in business, I was sure I wanted an MBA. However, six months into my Peace Corps service, that was the last thing I wanted to pursue. While living and working in Africa, I interacted with several Fletcher alumni, and they are truly the best marketing tool for the school. These amazing graduates were working across the continent, and had the most amazing careers. They lauded their programs of study, their experiences, and the value of the “Fletcher Mafia,” effectively convincing me to apply to the school. Additional research and positive interactions with the Admissions Office, other alumni, and current students increased my interest in the school, and I am sure that I made the right choice.

A quintessential Fletcher moment: What you've heard is true! Fletcher is one of the most diverse schools in the country. It is not uncommon to walk through the Hall of Flags and overhear a conversation between some Fletcher students in German, and another about summer internships across the Horn of Africa. Fletcher attracts the most amazing and intelligent people from around the world, and this richness of backgrounds, cultures, and opinions is the “value added” of a Fletcher education. Academic learning is well complemented by real world perspectives in a Fletcher classroom - an experience you are unlikely to find elsewhere. This student diversity undoubtedly results in an equally diverse and accomplished network of alumni who live and work all over the world, and are supportive of Fletcher students and other graduates.

Favorite magazine:

Foreign Policy

Favorite newspaper:

The Guardian

Favorite city:

Accra

Favorite landmark:  

The Great Sphinx of Giza, Cairo,

Fletcher alumnus you admire:

Vali Nasr

Fields of Study

  • International Organizations
  • International Business and Economic Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • The Africana Club
  • Fletcher Diplomacy Club
  • Tufts Refugee Assistance Program

Education before Fletcher

  • BS/BA, International Business, The American University
  • AS, Business Administration, Prince George's Community College

Experience before Fletcher

  • Research Associate/Foreign Policy Fellow, Congressional Research Service,Washington, D.C.

  • Field Team Leader, Resettlement Support Center - Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

  • Small Enterprise Development Volunteer, U.S. Peace Corps, Nairobi, Kenya

Languages

  • Swahili
  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Summer Internship

U.S. Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
My internship in the Economic section of Embassy Hanoi was as productive and instructive as it was fun. I was able to improve my writing skills by authoring and co-authoring four cables that fell under three different Economic portfolios. The highlight of my summer was assisting in organizing the historic visit of Vietnam’s President Sang to the United States.