Why I chose Fletcher: I was convinced to apply to Fletcher because of a good friend who was at the time a first year MALD candidate. We were both at a UN Climate conference when he gave me a 10 minute sales pitch during which I was convinced. I have always been interested in environmental diplomacy, I just had no clue that such a program existed until I heard about it. Simultaneously, I happened to meet my current advisor at the climate negotiations and was invited to an event hosted by the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy which sealed the deal. I knew they were doing cutting edge practical research here, and this is the kind of academic environment I wanted.
On the diversity of the school: My favorite thing about Fletcher is that I'm able to dive into greater depth about environmental issues, but at the same time have discussions with people about the Israel-Palestine conflict, the partitioning of Sudan, military coups in Latin America and microfinance in Bangladesh. The diversity of interests and backgrounds in this place is mind-numbing. Every day I am reminded that I am in a global school and my classroom is filled with participants from across the world.
Rajma and Rice
Global Problem That Brought You to Fletcher:
Fields of Study
- International Environment and Resource Policy
International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Activities involved in at Fletcher
- Asia Club
Education before Fletcher
- Master of Environmental Science (M.E.Sc.), Climate Change & Energy Policy, Yale University, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
- BS, Ecology & Sustainable Development, Furman University
Experience before Fletcher
- Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, Attache - New York, NY, USA
Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, Research Assistant - New Haven, CT, USA
Indian Youth Climate Network (IYCN), Executive Director - New Delhi, India