Ana de Alba, 2012, Mexico

On campus life: The fact that Fletcher is a relatively small graduate school with vast local and international connections allows you to get the best of both worlds: strong student bonding, close relationships with faculty and staff, and an enormous network of peers around the world.  The number of activities simultaneously happening at Fletcher and other schools in Boston is overwhelming. In about a month at Fletcher I had met the founder of an internationally renowned think tank, a Nobel peace laureate, a foreign minister, a president from a European country, a VP from an oil corporation, one of the UN head recruiters, and a couple of renowned consultants and US Army principals. During that same period of time I was able to meet more than a hundred classmates from all over the world who have done amazing things and have really ambitious career plans. I feel lucky to be part of this experience.

How my experience at Fletcher has changed the way I look at the world: I guess the first thing you learn at Fletcher is that “it is a small world after all”. You can think about a remote place or an utterly specialized subject, and there will be someone at Fletcher who has been there or done that. With the collaboration of the Fletcher student and alumni network, anything seems possible. The best part is that everybody seems eager to help you make your ideas real.

Favorite magazine:

Courrier International

Favorite blog:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

Favorite musician/band:

The Beatles

Most Rewarding Trip:

Road trip across Panama

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

Economic inequality in Latin America

Fields of Study

  • International Business Relations
  • Public and NGO Management

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher United Nations Club
  • International Business Club
  • Fletcher Entrepreneurial Club
  • Co-Founder Fletcher Literary Society

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, International Relations, ITESO-IBERO University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Consultant, United Nations Development Programme; Mexico/Panama
  • Chief Development Officer, Fundación Jalisco; Mexico
  • Advisor to the President, Instituto Electoral y de Participación Ciudadana del Estado de Jalisco; Mexico

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English