Samuel Rosenow, 2014, Germany

Diversity at Fletcher: During one of the first Fletcher Futbol scrimmages, I came to realize the diversity of the Fletcher community. Our team is comprised of a former Wall Street broker, a professional poker player, a distinguished musician, as well as numerous diplomats, lawyers, economists, and military service men. But above all, we make up a good soccer team, which we proved by our latest victory against HLS!

How I learned about Fletcher: My first encounter with the Fletcher School was rather special. By coincidence, I met Professor John Hammock during a panel discussion on multidimensional poverty measures in Washington, D.C. Intrigued by his work on human development and poverty, I started talking to him after the event. Although we only had a brief conversation, his account of how Fletcher embraces academic rigor in an interdisciplinary and practical approach fascinated me. When I got home that night, I began to research the Fletcher School, and was hooked.

Favorite Author:

Jules Verne

Favorite Movie:

Charlie Wilson's War

Favorite food:


Favorite Landmark:

Egyptian Pyramids

Favorite place to study on campus:

Ginn Library, 3rd Floor 

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • Law and Development

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Futbol
  • Latin American Group
  • European Affairs Club
  • Diplomacy Club

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of Mannheim, Germany

Experience before Fletcher

  • Trainee, Council of the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

  • Research Assistant, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington, D.C.

  • Non-military national service, Alalay Foundation, La Paz, Bolivia


  • German
  • Spanish
  • English