Morgan Cassell, 2015, USA

Why Fletcher: After meeting with Fletcher admissions staff at an APSIA School Fair, I realized that the Fletcher School was exactly where I wanted to complete my Master’s Degree. I was attracted to the down-to-earth and welcoming vibe I received from staff, alumni, and admissions representatives. The ability to couple my interests in conflict resolution and Middle Eastern studies was also very appealing. After much research, I decided to put all of my eggs in one basket – and I only applied to Fletcher. Needless to say, I don’t regret it.

On career resources: The Professional Development Program (PDP) at Fletcher has been very useful in helping me to assess and define my career goals. The weekly sessions challenge me to think about what I value most in the work place, and I know that the networking tips, cover letter and resume advice, and elevator pitch practice will help me secure the career I'm looking for.

Favorite magazine:

The Diplomat

Favorite Twitter feed:


Favorite book:

Pride and Prejudice

Favorite food:

Pecan Pie

Global Issue or problem that brought you to Fletcher:

Refugee/IDP Issues

Fields of Study:

  • Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Activities involved in at Fletcher:

  • Ralph Bunche Society
  • Ambassachords
  • Diplomats Ball Planning Committee
  • Diplomacy Club

Education before Fletcher:

  • BA, Political Science, University of Washington
  • BA, Near Eastern Culture and Civilizations, University of Washington

Experience before Fletcher:

  • The Fulbright Commission, English Teaching Assistant, Belitung, Indonesia
  • ICEP-World, American Cultural Liaison, Ankara, Turkey
  • World Affairs Council, International Visitors Program Staff, Portland, Oregon


  • Arabic
  • Turkish
  • Indonesian
  • Spanish
  • English