Folorunso David, 2015, Nigeria

Why Fletcher: My decision to join Fletcher was informed by its wealth of reputable alumni; one of whom happens to be a former Minister of Foreign Affairs in my country. I had a telephone conversation with him and he spoke highly of the school explaining the role Fletcher played in his diplomatic career. That phone conversation played perhaps the biggest role in helping me choose a graduate school. Additionally, I chose Fletcher because it promised to easily merge my background in Pharmacy with International Relations in a way only its curriculum could. I was not bothered that I was making a career change because Fletcher enabled me to marry my health background with law and diplomacy as easily as possible.

Quintessential Fletcher Moment: During orientation, I met a fellow student who is here for the MIB program and her background fascinated me: Her father is Rwandan, her mother is German. They met in Kenya. She has lived in both countries, and she speaks English, German, Chinese and Swahili fluently. Meeting her represented a quintessential Fletcher moment for me.

Favorite newspaper:

New York Times

Favorite author:

Wole Soyinka

Favorite movie:

Saving Private Ryan

Favorite food:

Fried rice

Favorite landmark:

Christ The Redeemer

Fields of Study:
  • Development Economics
  • International Organizations

Activities involved in at Fletcher:

  • Africana Club
  • Fletcher Neptunes
  • Mediterranean Club

Education before Fletcher:

  • B.Pharm, Pharmacy, University of Ibadan

Experience before Fletcher

  • Referral Medical Centre, Corps Member Pharmacist, Afuze, Edo, Nigeria
  • Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Intern Pharmacist, Lagos, Nigeria


  • Yoruba
  • French
  • English