Valerie Nucete Raydan, 2011, Venezuela

Development Manager, Avina Americas - Miami, FL

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because I had no doubt it was the perfect place to do my Masters.  After reading about Fletcher, I fell in love with the flexibility of the curriculum. I appreciated the fact that I could combine fields of studies that did not necessarily seem to relate at first and still graduate with a very narrow area of expertise. The program allows you to tailor your degree to suit your interests.

How I plan to use my experience at Fletcher to make a difference in the world: I will make sure to apply the practical skills that I learned here and rely on the knowledge acquired in every class I took. I plan to focus on innovative ways to create inclusive business projects that may lead to poverty reduction. 

Favorite book:

The World is Flat

Favorite author:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Favorite landmark:

View from Cerro "El Avila," Caracas' biggest and most beautiful mountain

Favorite food:

Fried plantain ("tajadas")

Best place to study:

Ginn Library

Fields of Study

  • International Business Relations
  • Law and Development

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Communications Club
  • International Business
  • Admissions Office Volunteer

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Government, Smith College
  • Junior Year Abroad, Political Science coursework, Institute d'Etudes Politiques "Sciences Po"

Experience before Fletcher

  • Project Coordinator, Foco Sustentable; Caracas, Venezuela
  • Relocation Management Solutions Analyst, ACCENTURE; Caracas; Venezuela


  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • English