Cassandra Pagan, 2015, USA

On why Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because I wanted to study diplomacy in a place that values cooperation over competition. At Fletcher, we are all here to make the world better in our own ways and we recognize that no single one of us can do this alone. When thinking about graduate school, I knew I wanted to learn in a place where I could tackle the biggest questions with colleagues who could bring me new perspective and fresh ideas. The Fletcher community is just that. I walked in to the Hall of Flags and knew this is where I wanted to be.

On the classroom experience: The classroom experience at Fletcher is unparalleled. My professors have the experience to back up their superb teaching. From preparing policy memos on the Sudanese conflict for Professor de Waal, to case study presentations in Corporate Finance, to oil pricing simulations in Processes of International Negotiation, I walk out of class each day one step closer to becoming the professional I want to become.

Favorite author:

Paulo Coelho

Favorite food:

Lamb Korma

Favorite musician or band:

The Black Keys

Favorite city :

Belo Horizonte

Favorite Guest Speaker:

US Ambassador Bodine

Fields of Study:

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher:

  • Med Club

Education before Fletcher:

  • BA, Colorado College, International Political Economy

Experience before Fletcher:

  • BPE, AmeriCorps Program Director, Boston, MA USA
  • Clear Capital, Analyst, Truckee, CA, USA
  • Tahoe SAFE Alliance, Client Services Advocate, Kings Beach, CA, USA


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English