Staff

LEADERSHIP

Julia Radice
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Julia is a second-year MALD candidate, focusing on International Environment & Resource Policy.  Prior to Fletcher, Julia was working in the environmental nonprofit sector in New York.  Additionally, Julia spent a summer at the U.S. Department of State where she researched international approaches to overfishing for the creation of diplomacy simulations.  Julia graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Government and a minor in Law and Society.  She also studied geography and politics at the Sorbonne in Paris.

Stephanie Flamenbaum
MANAGING PRINT EDITOR
Stephanie Flamenbaum is a second-year MALD student studying security and political transitions. Prior to attending Fletcher, Stephanie spent two years with the U.S. Institute of Peace where she worked on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Stephanie holds a B.A. in International Relations and History from Boston University.

Jessica Kuhn
MANAGING WEB EDITOR 
Jessica is a second-year MALD candidate, focusing on Development Economics and Human Security. In 2013, she worked as a Fellow for the U.S. Department of State in the Economic Section of the American Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Prior to Fletcher, she worked as a Foreign Affairs Fellow in the office of Senator Maria Cantwell in Washington, D.C. Additionally, Jessica worked in Communications for a private foundation in Seattle, Washington, doing grantmaking for international development projects. She graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a B.A. in International Studies and a minor in African Studies.

Mirza Ramic
BUSINESS DIRECTOR
Mirza Ramic is studying International Information and Communication and Strategic Management and International Consultancy, with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe. He graduated from Bowdoin College with an A.B. in Government and Legal Studies and Eurasian and East European Studies. He previously pursued a music career and co-founded the fundraising campaign ‘Music Against Hunger’ through the United Nations World Food Program USA, which raised a little over $9,000 for humanitarian relief efforts in East Africa.

Maddie Thomson 
BUSINESS DIRECTOR
Maddie Thomson is a Masters of International Business student pursuing a career in corporate strategy and operations. In 2013, she worked at Grupo Compartamos in Mexico City in a strategic planning role for the Foundation. She also worked  in marketing at UBS Wealth Management in New York City. Maddie is originally from Minneapolis and holds a B.A. from Connecticut College with a double major in International Relations and Latin American Studies.

BUSINESS STAFF

Gustavo Pérez Ara
BUSINESS STAFF
Gustavo Pérez Ara is a first-year MALD student with an interest in Conflict Resolution. He worked for Transparency International’s National Chapter in Venezuela as well as in the Global Outreach and Campaigns Department based in Berlin. Additionally, Gustavo worked in the international communications agency Afa Press, preparing promotional reports on countries through interview-based investigations of both public and private sector development. He was stationed in Colombia, Peru, Honduras, Mexico, Georgia, and Angola. Gustavo holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts.

Katherine Trujillio

BUSINESS STAFF
Katherine is a first-year MALD candidate, focusing on Human Security and gender equity in social enterprise. Prior to attending Fletcher, Katherine worked in higher education, early childhood policy, and financial literacy for NGOs in Washington, D.C. Katherine holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in Interdisciplinary Studies through a self-created major entitled “Democracy and Revolution in Latin America and the Middle East.”

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Jennifer Ambrose
SENIOR EDITOR
Jennifer is a second-year MALD student at Fletcher, focusing on development economics and international aid, specifically in sub-Saharan Africa.  Prior to coming to Fletcher, Jennifer worked as an intern at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., and she served as a Rotary Foundation Cultural Ambassadorial Scholar in France and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda.  Her work in Rwanda included teaching English, writing grants, and helping to implement two USAID-funded projects.  Jennifer also currently works as a tutor with the Tufts Literacy Corps and as a volunteer with the Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program.  She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Claremont McKenna College.

Madeeha Ansari
SENIOR EDITOR
Madeeha Ansari is a second-year MALD student, interested in human security and international development. Before entering Fletcher she worked in an editorial capacity at Jinnah Institute, a public policy think tank in Pakistan. In addition, she has worked in communication-based roles with non-formal schools in urban slum areas, as well as a development consultancy. Madeeha holds a BSc. (Hons) in Economics from the London School of Economics.

Jeremy Beck
SENIOR EDITOR
Jeremy Beck is a second-year MALD student at Fletcher, concentrating in security studies and international development.  Prior to beginning at Fletcher, Jeremy spent six years as an Intelligence Officer in the US Navy, then a year as a counter-terrorism analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  After being stationed in Japan for two years, he deployed to Iraq and Africa while supporting Special Operations Forces.  Jeremy graduated cum laude with a B.A. in History and Political Science from Bethany College, KS.

Zach Przystup 
SENIOR EDITOR
Zach studies Pacific Asia and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Prior to Fletcher, he worked as the U.S. Program Manager at Atlas Corps, where he managed the Atlas Corps Fellowship, a one-year training program for nonprofit leaders, for 35 participants from twenty-three countries. Zach holds a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from the University of Notre Dame.

David Blázquez
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
David Blázquez is a second-year MALD student at Fletcher, concentrating in Political Systems and Theories and Public International Law, with a special focus on Europe.  He graduated from Complutense University in Madrid with a BA and an M.Phil. in Contemporary Philosophy. He also holds an MA/M.Phil. in Political Science from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Prior to Fletcher, David was a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University (2011-2012).

Kwan Lin

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
Wah-Kwan Lin (Kwan) is a second-year graduate student concentrating on security studies and international communication.  In 2013, Kwan was sponsored by the Asia Foundation to serve as a research assistant at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, where he focused on issues relating to Sino-Korean relations. Prior to joining the Fletcher School, Kwan spent several years working with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a software developer and global mobility consultant.  He earned his bachelor of arts degrees from Brown University in International Relations and Business Economics.


Erik English
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Erik English a first-year MALD student focusing on resource policy and international business interested in global energy issues and. Prior to attending Fletcher, he worked for an energy efficiency firm in Boston, helping to coordinate and finance residential efficiency projects. Erik served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin from 2009 to 2011 as an English teacher in addition to working with public health awareness. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2009 with a B.A. in English and Cultural Anthropology. 

Emma Fredieu
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Emma Fredieu is a first-year MALD student focusing on security and conflict resolution. Prior to attending Fletcher, Emma worked to build community support and stakeholder consensus for transportation and economic development projects for a regional government and metropolitan planning organization in Portland, Oregon. Emma holds a B.A. in Political Science from Reed College.

Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Gabriel Gonzalez-Kreisberg is a first-year MALD student focusing on Human Security, Development Economics, and post-communist development in Latin America. Prior to coming to Fletcher, Gabriel spent four years in Washington, D.C., working as a Paralegal Specialist in the Educational Opportunities Section of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. While at the USDOJ, he was twice detailed to the Voting Rights Section to lead bilingual election monitoring in different counties across the United States. He holds a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Wesleyan University, where he played four years of varsity basketball.

Deepti Jayakrishnan
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Deepti Jayakrishnan is a first-year MALD student focusing on international organizations and security. Prior to coming to Fletcher, she pursued a Clerkship at the Supreme Court of India. She has also served as in-house lawyer in the financial services division of the largest business conglomerate in South India. She graduated with honors from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

Lauren Keller
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Lauren Keller is a second-year MALD student focusing on international environment and resource policy. She is especially interested in climate change adaptation. Prior to coming to Fletcher she worked for three years at The Global Fund for Children in corporate and foundation relations. During the summer of 2013, she worked with Mercy Corps Indonesia on urban climate resilience. She received her B.A. from Smith College with a major in government and a minor in economics.

Meghana Kumar
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Meghana Kumar is a first-year MALD student interested in human security and international negotiation and conflict resolution. Prior to attending Fletcher, Meghana was a banking and finance lawyer with global law firm Clifford Chance LLP. Meghana is from London and holds a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford.

Emily Kunz
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Emily Kunz is a first-year MALD student, focusing on Development Economics. Prior to attending Fletcher, Emily was a civil litigator in New York City. Her law practice mainly focused on pharmaceutical patent litigation. Emily has also been a field worker in Guatemala, Nepal, and Kenya, where she advised micro-business owners, taught nutrition workshops, and dug trenches. Emily graduated magna cum laude from the J. Reuben Clark Law School. She also holds a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University.

Laura London
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Laura London is a first-year MALD student focusing on International Energy Policy and Global Political Economy. Prior to coming to Fletcher, she worked on Europe and Governance programming at the International Republican Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that promotes democracy abroad. She graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in International Relations and a minor in Biology.

Anna McCallie
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Anna McCallie is a first-year MALD student focusing on International Environment & Resource Policy and Religion in World Affairs. Prior to attending Fletcher, she was a Teach for America corps member in Charlotte, North Carolina, and worked on domestic education policy in Boston. Anna holds a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University.

Greg Mendoza
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Greg Mendoza is a first-year MALD student, focusing on International Security Studies and Global Political Economy. Prior to his arrival at Fletcher, he worked in New York City as a Paralegal at the law firm McDermott, Will, and Emery. Afterwards, he spent a year in Mexico City and was part of a small start-up that helped multinational companies become more integrated in Latin America. Greg earned his B.A. from Northwestern University in History and International Studies.

Siddarth Nagaraj
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Siddarth Nagaraj is a first-year MALD student at Fletcher, focusing on International Organizations. Prior to Fletcher, Siddarth spent a year of volunteer service in South Carolina tutoring children through City Year, a nonprofit focused on lowering the U.S. high school dropout rate. He also spent a summer in India researching patient satisfaction with public and private sector providers of primary healthcare. Siddarth graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Global Studies and Political Science.

Ameya Naik
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Ameya Naik is a first-year MALD student, concentrating on International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. From 2012-2013, he worked on the staff of Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Minister of State for Human Resource Development in the Government of India, and conducted independent research into Indian energy policy under a scholarship from the Takshashila Institution. Ameya holds a B.A. in Psychology and an LL.B. from Mumbai University, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Humanitarian Law from NALSAR University, Hyderabad.

 

Alex Nisetich
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Alex Nisetich is a first-year MALD student focusing on International Political Economy and International Security. Prior to enrolling at Fletcher, Alex worked at the International Republican Institute, where he helped manage initiatives to advance democratic practices in the Middle East and North Africa. Alex holds a B.A. in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from Tufts University.

Ashish Pradhan
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Ashish Pradhan is a first-year MALD student concentrating in conflict resolution and international security. Prior to attending Fletcher, he worked for the International Crisis Group in Kathmandu for three years, while conducting research into Nepal’s peace and constitution writing processes. During this time, he focused particularly on identity politics, minority rights, and federalism. Ashish holds an A.B. in Government and English from Georgetown University.

Clint Shoemake
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Clint is a first-year MALD student focusing on comparative politics and international security. He is a Pickering Fellow with the U.S. Department of State and came to The Fletcher School in preparation for entering the Foreign Service. Clint has many international experiences, including working on an oral history project with Tibetan refugees in India and researching women entrepreneurs in Ghana. He holds a B.A. in anthropology and political science from the University of Arkansas.

 

Rohit Sudarshan
STAFF PRINT EDITOR
Rohit is a first-year MALD student, focusing on Human Security and International Political Economy. Prior to Fletcher, Rohit was working as a Dean of Students at Breakthrough Collaborative, a summer enrichment program. Rohit also worked as a Legislative Service Commission Fellow at the Ohio House of Representatives. Rohit graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science.

WEB STAFF

 

Allison Hutchings
SENIOR WEB EDITOR
Allison Hutchings is a second-year MALD student studying development economics and global health.  Prior to coming to Fletcher, she served as a research assistant in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and as a paralegal in the Antitrust Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.  She has traveled throughout the Middle East and is interested in health policy, promotion, and education initiatives in the region.  She graduated with honors from the College of William & Mary with a B.A. in International Relations.

Aaron Melaas
SENIOR WEB EDITOR
Aaron is a second-year PhD student focusing on International Political Economy and Development Economics. His main research interests are the evolution of industrial policy and economic integration in Latin America. Prior to coming to Fletcher, he worked for an international strategic advisory firm in Washington, D.C., assisting multinational corporations with government relations, regulatory issues, market access, and political and economic risk management. Aaron holds an MA in Latin American Studies and a BSFS in International Politics from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Daniel Orth
SENIOR WEB EDITOR
Daniel Orth is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on International Development and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Having spent the past eight years working in education in New York City and New Orleans, he is now researching the role that educational institutions play in promoting development initiatives and reintegrating post-conflict societies. Recent opportunities allowed him to work with a multifaceted development project in Haiti and explore education, health, and economic projects in western Tanzania. Prior experience included working with GlobalSolutions.org, a Washington, DC organization dedicated to building support for multilateral approaches to addressing global issues. Daniel graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics.

Mike Airosus
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Mike Airosus is a first-year MALD student with concentrations in international security studies and conflict resolution. He has previously worked for the United Nations Foundation and Global Zero in Washington, D.C. During the summer of 2013, he completed an internship with the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the U.S. Department of State. He has previously interned with the Middle East Institute, Management Systems International, and with the former ranking member of the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He holds a B.A. with majors in international relations and economics from Lehigh University.

Sukanya Banerjee
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Sukanya Banerjee is a first-year MALD student concentrating in International Security Studies and Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilizations. Prior to Fletcher, Sukanya served as a Research Associate at the National Endowment for Democracy and focused her work on the regional effects of recent political transitions in Burma, Pakistan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya. She is currently interested in studying the peace process in Afghanistan and conflict resolution strategies used in South Asia to mitigate communal strife. Sukanya graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with a B.S. in Journalism and International Studies.

Anthony Cho
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Anthony Cho is a first-year MALD student, focusing on U.S. Foreign Policy and East Asian Affairs. Prior to Fletcher, Anthony spent two years in South Korea working with the Fulbright Commission. Anthony graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in International Studies and English.
William Daly
STAFF WEB EDITOR
William Daly is a first-year MALD student, focusing on International Political Economy and Development Economics. Prior to Fletcher, William worked in health security with rural populations in Honduras and with homeless individuals in Boston. Additionally, he completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Madrid, Spain. William is originally from Massachusetts and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from Boston College.

Ali Jafri
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Ali Jafri is a first-year MALD student studying International Security. Before Fletcher, he worked at Georgetown University, conducting research on emerging threats, focusing on political instability in South Asia. He graduated from Tufts University, where he majored in international relations.

 

Eric Jospe 
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Eric Jospe is a first-year MALD student, focusing on International Development and Democratization and Governance. Prior to Fletcher, he worked for the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs on political and commercial relations with sub-Saharan Africa. Eric holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.

Gruhalakshmi Kumar
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Gruhalakshmi (Lakshmi) Kumar is a first-year MALD student focusing on International Security and Development Policy. Prior to Fletcher, Lakshmi was working with the Securities and Exchange Board of India developing and evaluating policy to combat terrorist financing and money laundering. Her work not only involved creating domestic policy but also assessing and documenting policy frameworks in the Asian and Eurasian region. Lakshmi graduated with a B.A., LL.B (Hons.) from the NALSAR University of Law, India.

Patrick Malone
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Patrick Malone is a first-year MALD student, interested in international negotiation, conflict resolution and international political economy. Prior to Fletcher, Patrick spent two years with the U.S. Peace Corps in Rwanda, where he worked on education, public health, and youth empowerment initiatives. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and Education from SUNY Geneseo.

Chris Maroshegyi
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Chris Maroshegyi is a first-year MALD student with a focus on international negotiation and energy security. Prior to Fletcher, Chris helped design and develop mission-driven organizations at Concordia and E.L. Rothschild. Earlier, Chris lived in the Middle East and served as an adviser on water policy to the UNESCO Iraq office. Chris is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and holds a B.A. in International Studies from Boston College, where he co-founded Al-Noor, a research journal that builds an understanding about the Middle East and the Islamic world.

Michael Mori
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Michael Mori is a first-year MALD candidate studying Conflict Resolution and International Negotiations with a focus on Southwest Asia and the Islamic World. Michael has worked since 2009 with a wide variety of stakeholders on peace-building and human rights issues in Indonesia—work that he continues today, alongside his studies.

Roxana Mullafiroze
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Roxana Mullafiroze is a first-year MALD student, concentrating in Human Security and International Organizations. Prior to attending Fletcher, Roxana was working in the federal contracting industry as a research analyst in Washington, D.C. Additionally, she has worked in the nonprofit sector doing research and advocacy work for an NGO focusing on gender-based violence and discrimination in Iran. Roxana graduated from the University of Virginia with dual B.A. degrees in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies.

Cassandra Pagan
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Cassandra Pagan is a first-year MALD student focusing on International Conflict Resolution and Negotiation. Prior to Fletcher, Cassandra served as the AmeriCorps Program Director for the Boston Teacher Residency and the Founding Director of the Boston Promise Corps. Prior to moving to Boston, Cassandra was an Analyst at Clear Capital and a Client Services Advocate at Tahoe SAFE Alliance. She holds a B.A. in International Political Economy from Colorado College and currently sits on the Board of AmeriCorps Alums Boston and is a member of the TedX Beacon Street Braintrust.

Alex Taylor
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Alex Taylor is a first-year MALD student, focusing on International Security and Southwest Asia. For the past three years she worked as a reporter in Beirut, Lebanon for The Daily Star Newspaper, an English-language, Lebanese daily. She covered breaking news and politics in addition to health and social issues. Prior to that, she conducted research on civil-military relations in Turkey for a World Bank study on governance. Alex holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

Shruti Viswanathan
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Shruti Viswanathan is a second-year MALD student, focusing on Development Economics and Human Security. She is particularly interested in project design and evaluation.  This summer, Shruti worked with the ILO & the IFC on impact evaluation of a project in Indonesia. Prior to Fletcher, she worked with financial inclusion projects in India. Shruti holds a degree in law from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.

Caleb Ziolkowski
STAFF WEB EDITOR
Caleb Ziolkowski is a first-year MALD student concentrating on international trade and commercial policy and Pacific Asia. Before Fletcher, he spent four years as a teacher, teaching English in Korea for three years and philosophy in the United States for one year. Caleb holds a B.A. in Global Studies and a B.S. in Business Administration from Colorado Christian University.
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