Kodali, 2014, United States
Why I chose Fletcher: I wanted my future career to be located at the crossroads between finance and international social impact. The Master of International Business (MIB) program stood out to me as a perfect way to establish myself at this intersection. Unlike many other schools, Fletcher is a small community. I know everyone at least on sight, and have had in-depth conversations with most of my peers regarding their interests. Additionally, Fletcher students meet every Thursday for social hour, a school-wide session in which we get to relax from a week of class, and we communicate freely using the 'social-list,' a school-wide e-mail listserv where topics range from potential job connections to intense debates on various global conflicts.What results is a close-knit community that I plan to carry with me throughout my career.
My Post-Fletcher Career: After Fletcher, I hope to partake in investment in micro-finance institutions or other creative financial services, providing financial and consulting assistance to potential clients. I think the MIB program sets me up perfectly for this because unlike most international affairs students, I am taking classes that explore financial and business concepts in-depth. Additionally, unlike most business students, I have access to classes with some of the best professors in development and public policy fields.
Most rewarding trip:
Traveling the Nam Ou River in Laos by boat
Most interesting person you have met at Fletcher:
A former marine now working in non-violent resolution regarding resource policy
Fletcher alumnus you admire:
Favorite lecture attended at Fletcher:
Fat Tails, by State Street Bank
Fields of Study
- Development Economics
- Strategic Management and International Consultancy
Activities involved in at Fletcher
- International Business Club
- Fletcher Development Club
- Fletcher Net Impact
- Fletcher Futbol
Education before Fletcher
- BA, International Relations and Economics, Claremont McKenna College
Experience before Fletcher
- Research Analyst, Columbus Capital Management, San Francisco, CA
- Associate, Strategies for International Development, Washington, D.C.
- Research Associate, The Livelihood School, Delhi, India
I-DEV International, Cajamarca, Peru
I conducted financial and social due-diligence on small and medium enterprises, and subsequently placed these potential investments with impact investing funds. Additionally, I undertook development consulting projects focused on NGO sustainability through business solutions.