Cleia Noia, 2012, Brazil

 On a quintessential Fletcher moment: I was having lunch with a fellow first-year who is from Colombia when we first heard that the FARC leader, Mono Jojoy, had been killed by the Colombian army. There are a few Colombians amongst the first-year students and, soon enough, we had about 10 people sitting with us. The Colombians explained what this act meant to their country, others shared their opinions, and others just enjoyed the amazing learning experience that only a school like Fletcher could provide.

How my experience at Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world: At Fletcher, you are exposed to an immense wealth of knowledge and the possibility to learn about different issues in classes, lectures and from other students. The flexible curriculum allows you to take different classes that complement each other, but the first-hand experiences that many students have with several current issues (many from differing sides), really shows how in the end we can all connect on a basic human level, regardless of race, religion, gender or social background.

Favorite magazine:

Time

Favorite Book:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Favorite City:

New York

Favorite Landmark/Site:

The Kotel, Jerusalem

Experience when you felt the farthest from home:

Ballooning over Cappadocia

Fields of Study

  • Humanitarian Studies
  • International Organizations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Global Women

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Law, Mackenzie Presbyterian University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Corporate Department, Lacaz Martins, Halembeck, Pereira Neto, Gurevich & Schoueri Advogados, Senior Associate - São Paulo, Brazil

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English

Summer Internship

  • Kakenya Center for Excellence - Enoosaen, Kenya