Ruben Korenke, 2014, Germany

What makes Fletcher unique:  The flexibility of Fletcher’s curriculum allows me to embed my previous quantitatively-oriented education in the analysis of behavioral, political, and stakeholder realities. Being able to switch between a wide array of perspectives is an essential skill for grappling with inter-related, current problems, as well as crafting successful policy projects in the 21st century. Also, Fletcher’s curriculum leaves much-needed space to experiment with new approaches to long-standing problems.

How did you first learn about Fletcher?  The first person who told me about Fletcher was an Indian professor teaching my ethics course at a Singaporean University. Ever since, connections to the Fletcher School have emerged in the most unlikely places. While applying for my visa at the Frankfurt U.S. consulate, I received advice on course options at Fletcher. Even more surprising, after applying to Fletcher I found out that my current German manager had been working with Fletcher faculty for a long time.

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Favorite City:

Rome

Most rewarding Trip:

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Experience when you felt the farthest from home:

Trapped in a roadblock in the Peruvian highlands

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Environment and Resource Policy
  • International Business Relations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Futbol
  • Fletcher Energy Consortium
  • Net Impact

Education before Fletcher

  • BS, Engineering, Economics and Business, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Experience before Fletcher

  • Research Associate, Institute for Energy & Environmental Research, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Analyst, Siemens Healthcare, Santiago, Chile

  • Analyst, Aleo Solar, Prenzlau, Germany

Languages

  • German
  • Spanish
  • English

Summer Internship

Institute for Business in the Global Context, Payment Research Associate, New Delhi, India
I spent the summer scrutinizing the costs of cash for the Indian economy. In the process I interviewed multiple Indian government and business officials, managed and solicited bids for two survey studies scrutinizing the use of cash of several thousand households, and authored case studies on three rising players in the Indian payments market.