Wisambi Loundu, 2014, United States

 How I learned about Fletcher: Before coming to Fletcher, I did not have much exposure to the Fletcher School as I was only considering traditional MBA programs. I came across the Master of International Business (MIB) program online when I was searching for a business program that provided the offerings of a traditional MBA with an international affairs focus. The program appealed to me, but I did not have a good sense of this relatively new program. Incidentally, a new VP in my office began conversing with me about my interests. I told her about my business school search, and mentioned the MIB program at Fletcher. It turns out that she was a Fletcher alumna! We discussed the school, the program, and her prior experiences at the International Finance Corporation, an organization that I’m interested. After our talk, I was hooked on Fletcher!

My favorite Fletcher class: My favorite class has been Strategic Management in Privatizing and Deregulating Industries. The seminar explores current issues shaping debates about privatization, and the role of government in private sector activity. The questions that the course seeks to answer are particularly relevant for me in better understanding the different paths towards growth and development in emerging and developing countries.

Favorite author: 
Toni Morrisson

Favorite food:
Pondu (National Dish of the DRC!)

Favorite website:
JeuneAfrique.com

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:
As I was born in the DR Congo, I want to discover ways that I can play a part in rebuilding the country.

Most pressing world issue:
Genocide

Fields of Study

  • International Political Economy
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Development Group
  • Africana Club
  • Social Business Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, French Studies, Bryn Mawr College

Experience before Fletcher

  • Junior Professional Associate (JPA), Sustainable Development Network at The World Bank, Washington, D.C.
  • Senior Research Associate, Cambridge Associates, LLC, Arlington, VA

Languages

  • French
  • Lingala
  • English