Staff

LEADERSHIP

Natalie Lam
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Natalie is a second-year MALD student focusing on conflict, governance, and international business. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in operations and business development for a startup incubator in Cambridge, MA, where she also managed career readiness programming for at-risk students in the community. Natalie holds a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.

Rachel Vandenbrink
MANAGING WEB EDITOR
Rachel is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in Pacific Asia, security studies, and public international law. Before Fletcher, she worked as an English news editor at Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Chinese and Central Asian history.

Ilana Hosios
STRATEGIC PLANNING DIRECTOR
Ilana is a second-year MALD candidate studying International Security and International Business Relations. Prior to Fletcher, she worked as a research assistant at the Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council, where she focussed on Syria and Egypt. A native of Canada, Ilana also worked at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.

Joe Sadek
BUSINESS DIRECTOR
Joe is a second-year MALD student focusing on public international law and political systems and theories.  Prior to coming to Fletcher, Joe worked for Ohio State’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs in their Washington Office.  He served as program coordinator, then manager, of the Washington Academic Internship Program.  Joe holds a B.A. in International Studies from The Ohio State University.

 

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Kristin Bushby
SENIOR EDITOR
Kristin is a second-year MALD student concentrating on Human Security and International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. Prior to attending Fletcher, she managed USAID and State Department-funded international development partnerships in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. She has also worked on U.S. public diplomacy initiatives focused on strengthening relationships with emerging foreign leaders. Kristin graduated from the University of Richmond with a B.A. in International Studies and minors in Leadership Studies and Spanish.

Kaitlyn Neuberger
SENIOR EDITOR
Kaitlyn is a second-year MALD student focusing on International Security Studies and International Organizations. Her research interests include civil-military cooperation and security issues in Africa. Prior to coming to Fletcher, Kaitlyn worked as the Regional Reports Assistant for the United Nations World Food Programme in Dakar, Senegal and as an Africa Research Analyst and Briefer for the United States Marine Corps Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning. She holds a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Jonathan Ramteke
SENIOR EDITOR
Jonathan is a second-year MALD student focusing on International Trade and the Asia-Pacific region. Before coming to Fletcher, he taught English in Japan for two years on the JET Program. He has a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University, and he speaks French, Japanese, and Spanish.

Emily Scott
SENIOR EDITOR
Emily is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on development economics and human security. Prior to Fletcher, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jordan, working on education and youth empowerment. She previously interned with the Carter Center’s human rights program, where she worked on projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She holds a B.A. in History and French from Tufts University.

Matt Bradley
STAFF EDITOR
Matt is a second-year MALD student concentrating in International Organizations and International Trade and Commercial Policies. Prior to coming to Fletcher, Matt was a Tax Senior Associate at KPMG in New York City; he graduated from the University of North Alabama and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting and a B.A. in Foreign Languages.

Elyse Gatt
STAFF EDITOR
Elyse is a second-year MALD student focusing on International Security Studies and Public International Law. Prior to studying at Fletcher, Elyse was a research associate at a pharmaceutical research and consulting firm in the greater Boston area. Her primary roles included quantifying economic evidence throughout a product’s lifecycle, from early pre-launch planning to post-marketing management. A Midwestern transplant, Elyse currently resides in Medford and has also spent time living in China and Georgia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Michigan State University.

Ellen Harvey
STAFF EDITOR
Ellen is a second-year MALD candidate focusing on international negotiation/conflict resolution and human security. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in the humanitarian field with ACTED in South Sudan and Pakistan. In both posts, she worked with the Project Development Department developing proposals and managing donor relations. Earlier, she worked with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime on the prison reform project in the occupied Palestinian Territory. She graduated from Rice University with a B.A. in History and Religious Studies.

Andrew Koch
STAFF EDITOR
Andrew is a second-year MALD student focusing on international security and public policy decision-making. Prior to Fletcher, Andrew worked as an analyst for Deloitte Consulting’s federal practice in Washington, D.C. He holds a B.A in Foreign Affairs and History from the University of Virginia.

Daniel Longo
STAFF EDITOR
Daniel is a second-year MALD student concentrating in International Security, International Political Economy, and Pacific Asia.  Before Fletcher, he participated in the Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program for three years and also worked as a Political Reporter for The Asahi Shimbun in Washington, D.C. covering U.S.-Japan relations.  He graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with a B.A. in International Relations and Journalism.

Ameya Naik
LEGAL EDITOR
Ameya is a 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.

Mandana Nakhai
STAFF EDITOR
Mandana is a second-year MALD student focusing on the intersection of international development and post-conflict reconciliation. Mandana spent four years before coming to Fletcher working in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she worked on the Fulbright Scholar Program with the Institute of International Education. Mandana holds a B.A. in political science and geography from Vassar College.

Ayesha Shah
STAFF EDITOR
Ayesha is a second-year MALD student concentrating in International Security Studies and Conflict Resolution. Prior to Fletcher, she worked on the op-ed pages of The Express Tribune, the International New York Times’ partner publication in Pakistan. She has a BSc (Honours) in Social Sciences from the Lahore University of Management Sciences.

Bonnie Shnayerson
STAFF EDITOR
Bonnie is a second-year MALD student with an interest in conflict resolution and development. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in communications for the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at the Harvard School of Public Health. She also worked as the managing editor for publications at the Asian University for Women Support Foundation, which is helping to establish the first regional, liberal arts university for women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

Kristy Smith
STAFF EDITOR
Kristy Smith is an MA student focusing on human security, development, and post-conflict education. Prior to Fletcher, Kristy worked as a K-12 public school teacher with a special interest in peace education. Kristy was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Portugal, and was a research fellow in India. She holds an M.A. in Education from Chapman University and a B.A. from Westmont College.

 

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Nate Holdstein
SENIOR EDITOR
Nate is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in Political Economy and Trade and Commercial Policies. A native of Massachusetts, he comes to Fletcher after living in Beijing, China for six years working in the Advertising and Public Relations fields. His most recent work was as the Senior Account Manager for GHC Asia, a boutique PR firm in the region, working with clients in the tourism and luxury sectors on marketing their services to Chinese consumers. Before that, he was an Account Manager at the Airports Division of JCDecaux, an out-of-home media company, where he did media sales and helped open up new advertising space in Beijing, Chengdu, and Shenyang Airports. Nate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in East Asian Studies and Chinese Language and Literature from the George Washington University.

Michelle Kirkman
SENIOR EDITOR
Michelle is a second-year MALD student focusing on Public International Law and Human Security. Prior to starting at Fletcher, she worked in public opinion research and consulting, where she provided research and strategic advice to non-profits, advocacy organizations, and political candidates. Michelle graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in International Studies.

Wil Mackey
SENIOR EDITOR
Wil is a second-year MALD student focusing on international security studies and crisis mapping. Prior to Fletcher, he worked as a Program Associate at the US-Indonesia Society. He graduated from Middlebury College with a BA in political science.

Ashley Anderson
STAFF EDITOR
Ashley is a second-year MALD student focusing on security studies and international business. Prior to Fletcher, she worked in non-profit management consulting at SmithBucklin Corporation in Chicago. Ashley holds a B.A. from the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Jeremy Blaney
STAFF EDITOR
Jeremy is a second-year MIB candidate focusing on place branding and global human capital. Prior to attending Fletcher, Jeremy served in the U.S. Air Force as a Captain, completing three deployments in support of Operations ENDURING and IRAQI FREEDOM. He also completed a remote tour at the NATO Allied Air Command Headquarters in Izmir, Turkey. Jeremy graduated from Norwich University with a M.A. in Diplomacy and Michigan State University with a B.A. in International Relations.

Danielle Demers
STAFF EDITOR
Danielle is a second-year MALD student studying Human Security. Prior to attending Fletcher, she managed bilingual communications for Canada’s largest immigration law firm. She has also lived, worked, and studied in both Yemen and Lebanon. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Mount Holyoke College and a Graduate Diploma in Public Relations from McGill University.

Lauren Emerson
STAFF EDITOR
Lauren is a second-year MALD student focusing on Development Economics and Human Security. Prior to Fletcher, she worked at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy as Managing Editor of Fikra Forum, a bilingual Arabic-English website that generates dialogue on issues of democracy and reform in the Middle East and North Africa between those in the region seeking change and U.S. policymakers. She graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Anthropology.

Luisa Malcherek
STAFF EDITOR
Luisa is a second-year MALD student focusing on international security, terrorism studies and (de-)radicalization. She is a merit scholar of the German National Academic Foundation. Prior to Fletcher, Luisa gained management consulting experience and worked as a corporate finance advisor for Barclays Bank in their Global Cash Management and Sales teams. Luisa studied at Sciences Po Paris and University College London, where she graduated with a B.A. in European Social and Political Studies.

Henry Nelson
STAFF EDITOR
Henry is a second-year MALD candidate concentrating in Development Economics and Human Security with a particular focus on anti-corruption methodology. Prior to attending Fletcher, Henry did stints at the Center for International Private Enterprise, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. He holds a B.A. in Government and Anthropology from Dartmouth College.