Emily Fall, 2011, United States

Nomura Securities, Associate, Global Markets - New York, NY
Foreign exchange sales with global macro and institutional clients

Fletcher Thesis: Killing Two Birds with One Stone: How the Danish Mortgage Model Could Reform the US Housing Market and Reboot American Relations with the Islamic World

My advice to prospective students: “The Fletcher students who distinguished themselves the most were those who had spent at least two to three years abroad before attending Fletcher. Whether it be a long-term volunteer experience, a US-based job that takes one overseas for the majority of the time, or a permanent position in a developing country, this type of expertise is invaluable. It was the students who had the more diverse experiences who added the most value to the classroom and enjoyed the widest range of job and internship prospects. My advice to any prospective student is to garner field experience before applying. This will enhance both your academic experience and your job prospects after graduation.”

My most memorable class: “Professor Everett's 'Petroleum in the Global Economy' was the class I most enjoyed at Fletcher. The adjective "Fletcher-y" quickly makes its way into a student’s vocabulary, and Professor Everett's class was the most Fletcher-y class I took. It pushes students to put equal weight on economics, finance, law, and politics, all of which are crucial elements to the Fletcher MIB experience. Moreover, it achieves this through requiring students to delve into six interactive projects that address real-world scenarios, such as projecting cash flows for a multi-decade oil extraction project, combing through a foreign government's legal proposal, and developing economic models to assess the feasibility of alternative energy solutions. This class is a must for all Fletcher students, especially those who choose an MIB or business-minded track.”

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Person I admire:

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Favorite historical site:

Valley of the Kings, Egypt

Favorite trip taken:

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Most pressing world issue:

Palestinian-Israeli conflict

Fields of Study

  • International Finance and Banking
    International Monetary Theory and Policy

Key Fletcher Activities

  • Co-President, Mediterranean Club: “an especially exciting position during the height of the MENA revolutions”
    Research Assistant, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies
    Admissions Interviewer for Prospective Fletcher Students 

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science, University of Georgia
    Fulbright Scholarship, Amman, Jordan

Experience before Fletcher

  • Writer/Editor, UNDP; Damascus, Syria
    UNV for Iraqi Registration, UNHCR; Damascus, Syria
    Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton; McLean, VA
    Research Assistant, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Washington, DC

Languages:

  • Arabic
    English

Summer Internship

  • State Street Corporation, Global Markets; Boston, MA