Charlie Caldi, 2011, France and United States

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because I wanted to gain a global perspective through an education that prioritizes analyzing world issues through an interdisciplinary, multicultural lens. Surpassing cultures and borders, this is a truly international school that recognizes the value of a diverse community. With its outstanding faculty, flexible curriculum, brilliant international student body and vast alumni network, the Fletcher school empowers its students to trace their own path to their dream job and have fun in the process.

How I plan to use my experience at Fletcher to make a difference in the world:  By focusing on International Environment and Resource Policy and Conflict Resolution, I developed a set of hard and soft skills along with a wide breadth of knowledge that will allow me to bring a socially responsible perspective to the private sector. With Fletcher’s flexible and interdisciplinary curriculum, I was able to pick and choose the classes, organizations, and events that I believe are important for me not only to advance in, but also to better understand my career choice.

Favorite book:

Catch 22, a very unique and clever story

Favorite music/band:

The Beatles

Favorite city:

Rome, the city has so much history and great architecture

Experience when you felt the farthest from home:

My two years in Senegal working as a Peace Corps Volunteer

Most pressing world issue: 

Balancing economic growth and environmental conservation

Fields of Study

  • International Environment and Resource Policy
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Net Impact
  • European Affairs Society

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Economics and Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Experience before Fletcher

  • Fund Accountant, JPMorgan; Boston, MA
  • Small Business Advisor, Peace Corps; Senegal

Languages

  • French
  • Italian
  • Pulaar
  • English

Summer Internship

  • U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Washington, DC