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Elissa is a second-year MALD candidate studying International Security Studies and International Organizations. She is a Nonresident Fellow at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where she focuses on North Africa research. This past summer, she worked on North Africa policy at the Department of Defense. Prior to Fletcher, Elissa was an Assistant Director at the Hariri Center. Elissa holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.
Matt is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in Political Economy and Development Economics. Prior to joining Fletcher, Matt worked as a paralegal in a telecommunications law practice in DC. Last summer, Matt worked in Liberia as a Summer Communications Support Associate with Tetra Tech’s Land Governance Support Activity, a USAID project. Originally from New England, he did his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University.
Bo is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in International Security Studies and Political Systems and Theories. Before coming to Fletcher, he taught U.S. and World History at a high school in Hollywood, CA. Bo grew up in Wallingford, CT, and graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in History and Near Eastern Studies.
Sarah is a second-year MALD student focusing on Human Security and Public International Law, uniting these interests through her involvement as the president of the Fletcher Initiative on Religion, Law & Diplomacy. Prior to Fletcher, she was working in organizational management and strategic planning at the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC. Sarah is a native of Erie, Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.
Emma is a second-year MALD candidate studying international communication, strategic management, and security studies. Prior to attending Fletcher, she spent four years working at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on public diplomacy and human rights programs. Emma spent her summer back in Washington, D.C. where she worked on business and human rights issues (namely freedom of expression online and privacy) as a Google Policy Fellow at the Global Network Initiative. Emma grew up in Northern Virginia and holds a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Matt is a second-year MALD candidate studying Human Security and Development Economics. Prior to Fletcher, he was a member of the resource development team at CARE, an international non-governmental organization focused on poverty alleviation, based at their U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Emory University.
Latifah is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on Political Systems and Theories, International Information and Communication, and Human Security. Prior to attending Fletcher, she was a researcher at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia. Latifah is originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.
Markian Kuzmowycz is a second-year MALD candidate studying International Political Economy and a regional concentration of Eastern Europe. Prior to enrolling at Fletcher, Markian worked in economic development consulting and finance for an e-commerce startup. He has also served as an international election monitor for two Ukrainian elections. Markian graduated from McGill University with a BA in Economics and Geography.
Chloe is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in International Security Studies and Gender Analysis in International Affairs. Prior to Fletcher, she worked as an English teacher in central France for a year, followed by two years as an automotive data analyst. Originating from metro Detroit, Chloe holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan in French.
Britta is a second-year MALD student focusing on International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution as it pertains to U.S. policy towards Latin America. Before coming to Fletcher, she spent a year teaching English and writing for local blogs in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds a B.A. in International Studies from the University of Michigan, where she also worked on the development campaign team.
Lauren is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on International Security Studies and Human Security. Prior to Fletcher, she was the Director of Academic Affairs at the Israeli Consulate in Chicago and worked to establish strong relations between American and Israeli universities. Lauren is a native of the Chicagoland area, and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Courtney is a second-year MALD candidate studying International Security Studies and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. During the summer, she worked with the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States in Amman, Jordan, focusing on conflict prevention. Prior to Fletcher, Courtney was a member of the policy team at the United Nations Foundation in New York City, where she focused on sustainable development and UN reform. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology from Vanderbilt University.
Maria is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on International Security Studies and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Prior to Fletcher, Maria was working in Washington, D.C. as the communications director at Foreign Policy magazine. In this role, she implemented and oversaw FP’s strategic communications efforts for both the editorial and business divisions of the organization. Originally from Seattle, Maria holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Denver.