Chris is a second-year MALD student with a focus on international negotiations, energy security, and business. Prior to Fletcher, Chris worked across commercial and public sectors on issues of public policy, development, and natural resources, including the UNESCO Iraq office, where he served as an adviser on water policy. 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.
MANAGING PRINT EDITOR
Laura is a second-year MALD student focusing on International Energy Policy. In 2014, she worked in the Energy Diplomacy office within the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Energy Resources. Prior 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.
MANAGING WEB EDITOR
Alex is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on International Security and the Middle East. Prior to Fletcher, she worked as the International Editor and as a reporter for The Daily Star, an English-language newspaper in Beirut, Lebanon, where she covered breaking news, politics, health, human rights, and other social issues. Alex has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank conducting research on Turkish civil-military relations for a study on governance. She graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations.
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Gustavo is a second-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.
Ashish Pradhan is a second-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.
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.”
Erik is a second-year MALD student focusing on environment and resource policy and international business relations. In 2014, Erik worked in Somaliland for Qorax Energy, conducting field research related to energy consumption and solar finance. Prior to attending Fletcher, he worked for an energy efficiency firm in Boston, helping to coordinate and finance residential efficiency projects. Erik graduated from the University of Oregon in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Cultural Anthropology, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin from 2009 to 2011.
Emma Fredieu is a second-year MALD student focusing on security studies and international conflict resolution. She has most recently interned with Search For Common Ground Lebanon’s office in Beirut. Prior to Fletcher, Emma worked for a regional government in Portland, Oregon, building community support and stakeholder consensus for large-scale transportation development projects. Emma holds a B.A. in Political Science from Reed College.
Gabriel is a second-year MALD student focusing on Human Security and Conflict Resolution in Latin America. Gabriel spent the summer of 2014 as an intern in the Ambassadors Program at Accion International, performing an evaluation of policies, procedures, and practice for Génesis Empresarial in Guatemala City. 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. He holds a B.A. in Government and International Relations from Wesleyan University.
Alex Nisetich is a second-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. His research interests include comparative politics of the Arab world and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Clint is a second-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.
Ameya is a second year dual-degree candidate (MALD-LLM), with a focus on rule of law in post-conflict states. He is a Research Scholar at The Takshashila Institution, a public policy think-tank in India, and a regular contributor to Takshashila’s “Pragati” magazine. In 2012-13, Ameya served as executive assistant to Dr. Shashi Tharoor, then Minister of State for Human Resource Development in the Government of India. He holds a B.A. with honours in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, an LL.B. from Government Law College, Mumbai and a Diploma in International Humanitarian Law.
Rohit is a second-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.
Mike Airosus is a second-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 2014, he completed an internship with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Cairo, UNODC’s regional office for the MENA region. He has previously interned at the U.S. Department of State, 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 is a second-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.
Eric is a second-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, and has also worked on program evaluation and market research in Kenya and Liberia. Eric holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia.
Roxana is a second-year MALD student, concentrating in Human Security and Gender Policy. Prior to attending Fletcher, she worked in the federal contracting industry as a research analyst in Washington, D.C., with additional experience in the nonprofit sector doing research and advocacy work on gender-based violence and discrimination. During the summer of 2014, she completed an internship with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) in Bangkok, Thailand. Roxana graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. degree in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies.
Hilary is a second-year MALD student focusing on international security and comparative democratization. Before attending Fletcher, she worked as an Executive Assistant for the Secretary of State’s Office in Washington State. Hilary completed her B.A. in International Studies with a minor in History at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Ali Jafri is a second-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.
Heather is a second-year Master’s degree student at the Fletcher School studying development economics and international business relations. Prior to starting at Fletcher, she worked in business development for agricultural value chain and food security programs in sub-Saharan Africa at ACDI/VOCA, as well as in program management for a USAID-funded local governance project in Kosovo. Heather holds a B.A. in International Relations and French from the College of William and Mary.
Patrick is a second-year MALD candidate, focusing on Development Economics and International Political Economy. Prior to Fletcher, Patrick worked with the United States Peace Corps in Rwanda, facilitating grassroots development initiatives. Additionally, Patrick worked with DaMina Advisors, LLP, a global political risk consulting firm, researching the macroeconomic and political climate of East Africa. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and Education from SUNY Geneseo.