Ana Garcia, 2013, Spain

Humanitarian Affairs Officer, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Khartoum, Sudan

What skills/knowledge did you gain at Fletcher that make you particularly marketable? One of the skills that I would never thought it would be as valuable as it it is writing. Finally all those papers make all the sense in the wold! I currently spend most of my time reading and analyzing current conflict settings, and I am great at drafting and putting together information. Fletcher taught me how important is to have a great writing skill set.

On relationships with Fletcher faculty: My relationships with Professors Vali Nasr, Michael Glennon, Antonia Chayes, and Richard Shultz have all been invaluable. Nasr gave excellent advice as a career mentor, I was enthralled by Glennon's sharing of his experiences in public service, Chayes encouraged me to pursue my dreams, and I enjoyed Shultz's classes most of all.

Something that surprised me about Fletcher: I was shocked at the incredible number of clubs, social activities, and initiatives that go on at the same time each day. It was impossible to make even half of the events offered in a week. This was a completely new model of learning and interacting at school for me as the European system does not have anything similar to this. I love it because it is a way to connect with people who have similar interests while not having to be in the same class with them. 

Favorite Author:

Ana Maria Matute

Favorite Food:

Lebanese Food, and Spanish of course!

Favorite Musician:

Alejandro Sanz

Favorite City:

Jerusalem

Most Rewarding Trip:

My first field trip to the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria

Fletcher Capstone

  • Reconciliation Processes in Iraq: The Role of Truth Commissions

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    International Organizations
    Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

Summer Internship

United Nations Relief & Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNWRA) - New York City

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher UN club
    Fletcher Debating Society
    International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Blakeley Villa Social Club

Education before Fletcher

  • Master, International Relations and Trade, Escuela de Ciencias Polì≠ticas e Inforem, Madrid, SPAIN
    BA, Political Sciences, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, SPAIN

Experience before Fletcher

  • MPDL - Movement for Peace, Project Officer for Middle East and Southeastern Europe - Madrid, Spain
    UNRWA Spanish Committee, Humanitarian Aid Project Coordinator - Madrid, Spain

Languages

  • Spanish
    French
    Arabic
    English