Julio Toy, 2012, Mexico

Why I chose Fletcher: After five years in the multilateral system, I realized that the time was right to prepare myself for the challenges that I will face in my future career; challenges that would be most adequately met from a rigorous, cutting edge and collaborative community that is The Fletcher School. The opportunity to design and tailor a curriculum that reflected my own needs, combined with the openness and easy to approach nature of a faculty, was the perfect combination. Courses such as Rule of Law in Post Conflict Societies and Cultural Change Development, encapsulate historical and current issues whilst training our minds to lay out potential road maps for the future. Since coming to Fletcher, I can only say that I feel at home. The rigor of intellect, the experiences of the faculty and my classmates, the eagerness and never ceasing efforts of the Office of Career Services, have confirmed in my mind that I have made the right choice. The knowledge I gain, experiences I have, and friendships I make will be pivotal in helping me realize my future career aspirations.

On the international life I see for myself after Fletcher: Post graduation, I intend to return to the multilateral system, either at the World Bank or the United Nations. I am determined to continue utilizing my knowledge of Latin America to focus on the major current and future issues that will face the region, such as the promotion of democracy and its associated institutions, state modernization in addition to sector specific economic development, and human security.

Favorite magazine:

Foreign Policy

Favorite book:

Polyarchy

Favorite author:

Robert A. Dahl

Favorite movie:

Avatar

Favorite landmark/site:

Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

Conflict resolution in Latin America, the future of the Multilateral System, Human Security in the Western Hemisphere

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • Human Security

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Latin America Group
  • Fletcher United Nations Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, International Finance, University Autonomous of Nuevo Leon

Experience before Fletcher

  • Organization of American States, Jr. Advisor to the Secretary General - Washington, DC
  • Organization of American States, Specialist at the Department of State Modernization and Good Governance - Washington, DC
  • United Nations Millennium Project, Research Fellow - New York, NY

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English

Summer Internship

  • Organization of American States  - Lima, Peru and The Youth International Economic Forum, St. Petersburg, Russia and The Office of the President of Mecixo - Mexico City, Mexico