Marcus Hinckley, 2013, United States

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because of its superior standing in the International Relations community, as well as for the opportunity to study in a location that fosters an environment where tomorrow’s leaders meet and forge relationships. The diversity of the student body and the strong sense of community one feels as soon as he/she arrives are unparalleled.  The atmosphere at Fletcher amongst the students and faculty is one of cooperation and collaboration; everyone here is looking to help each other succeed.

How has Fletcher Broadened your global perspective? Fletcher’s curriculum, as well as the diversity of the student body, has expanded my views of the social and political forces that shape our world.  My relationships with students from across the globe have increased my understanding of how our world is interconnected. Fletcher’s diversity and curriculum fosters cooperation and respect for everyone’s values and helps students broaden their international views.

Favorite magazine:

Foreign Affairs

Favorite food:


Favorite music:

Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

Favorite city:

San Diego

Experience when you felt furthest from home:

Operation Unified Assistance: providing tsunami relief

Fields of Study

  • International Security Studies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Christian Fellowship
  • The Latin American Group
  • Fletcher Students in Security
  • International Business Club
  • Tufts Mixed Martial Arts Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science, Cleveland State University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Major, United States Marine Corps


  • Spanish
  • English