Leroy Terrelonge, 2014, United States & Jamaica

How I learned about Fletcher: I learned about Fletcher quite by accident. I attended a graduate program fair in D.C. for international affairs masters programs, and only intended to stop by the booths of two excellent programs which were located in D.C. While traveling from one of these programs' booth to visit the other, one of the Fletcher representatives called me over, told me I should think about applying, and stuck a brochure in my hand. When I started reading through the brochure and saw the Masters of International Business (MIB) program description, I knew it was where I wanted to be - even if it did mean leaving the comfort of D.C. for the relatively harsh winters of the north.

My Post-Fletcher Career: Just prior to graduate school, I spent a year in Almaty, Kazakhstan teaching college first-years how to sharpen their critical thinking skills and incorporate these skills into their academic writing. I absolutely loved my experience in Kazakhstan, and I see the potential for a lot of economic growth in the region, so my ideal career path would incorporate this regional interest. After Fletcher I would like to work as a political/economic/security risk analyst to help companies planning investment strategies for Central Asia.

Favorite author: 

Favorite food:
Ackee and Saltfish

Favorite musician:

Most rewarding trip:
Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Issue you know nothing about but find fascinating:
Territory disputes in East Asia

Fletcher alumnus you admire:
Michelle Kwan

Fields of Study

  • Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Post-Soviet Nations Club
  • International Business Club
  • Consulting Club

Education before Fletcher

  • AB, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Experience before Fletcher

  • English Instructor, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Persian Language Analyst, US Department of Defense - Washington, D.C.


  • French
  • Spanish
  • Persian
  • Russian
  • Kazakh
  • English

Summer Internship

American Councils for International Education, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
I worked as a Resident Director for the Persian Critical Languages Scholarship Program. During this time, I also served as local liaison between American Councils and the Tajikistani host institute and researched labor migration and language policy in Tajikistan.