German Fernandez, 2014, Mexico

Why I chose Fletcher: I decided to come to Fletcher mainly due to its alumni network, and the Fletcher community. I made an effort to meet and converse with various graduate school alumni, and Fletcher's alumni always stood out as both the most diverse and the most passionate. Additionally, they all had done such incredible things after graduating from Fletcher. If so many people with such different backgrounds were able to enjoy their graduate school experiences equally, then it must be for a reason.  The other important factor was the Fletcher community. I even felt it during the application process. The Fletcher Admissions Office really wanted to get to know me. Once they were convinced that I was a good match for the school, they showed me how much they wanted me to become a part of the Fletcher community.

The Fletcher Experience: I have always thought that graduate school is not only about the classes, but also about the living experience outside of the classroom. I just love how supportive all my classmates are. Whenever I feel like I am having trouble with a class or a concept, someone is always willing to give up their valuable free time to help me figure things out. Additionally, there is always someone who is eager to help jump-start or support someone else's project or interests. I never realized how important my classmates were going to be in my graduate school experiences.


Favorite city:
Venice

Most rewarding trip:
Lacandona Tropical Forest, Mexico

Favorite place to study on campus:
The third floor of Ginn Library

Fields of Study

  • International Business and Economic Law
  • International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Latin America Club
  • Fletcher Runners

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Arts in Law, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico

Experience before Fletcher

  • Subdirector de Legislacion y Consulta, Secretaria de Hacienda y Credito Publico, Mexico City, Mexico

Languages

  • Spanish
  • French
  • English 

Summer Internship

All Hands Volunteer, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
I supported the relocation and reconstruction tasks of new houses for typhoon-displaced victims in the Philippines. Functions included but were not limited to cleaning debris, digging and pouring foundations, building of septic tanks, plumbing, electrical, painting, among others.