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Nine Fletcher Alumni Featured—Top 99 International Professionals Under 33

Diplomatic Courier

Diplomatic Courier

Nine Fletcher alumni stand out among their peers for their contributions to and impact on foreign policy, as featured in Diplomatic Courier’s “9/11, Millennials, and Foreign Policy: The Top 99 Most Influential International Professionals Under 33” (Fall 2011 - Issue IV, Vol V).

Among the Top 9 are alums Lt. Jamie L. De Coster (F10) of the United States Navy, who recently served as strategic-level counterinsurgency advisor to Commander of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Afghanistan Gen. David Petreaus, and Matan Chorev (F07), currently a foreign service officer for Crisis, Stabilization, & Governance of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

The complete list of Fletcher graduates featured on the Top 99, in alphabetical order, are:

Anika L. Binnendijk (F06, F09)
Special Assistant
International Security Affairs, Office of the Secretary of Defense (Policy)

Matan Chorev (F07)
Foreign Service Officer: Crisis, Stabilization, & Governance 
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Jamie L. De Coster (F10)
Lieutenant
United States Navy

Sarah Labowitz (F09)
Policy Advisor, Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues
U.S. Department of State

Robert N. Marcus (F09)
Professional Staff Member
United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (Democratic Staff)

Michael E. Mylrea (F09)
Manager, Consultant
Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Jonathan L. Reiber (F07)
Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Office of the Secretary of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense

Gaurav Relhan (F10)
Development Specialist
The World Bank

Danielle S. Tarin (F05)
Litigation Associate
White & Case LLP

“Just yesterday, I met an inspiring group of Afghan high school girls—who vowed to change their lives and the lives of their neighbors and fellow Afghans for the better,” Lt. De Coster tells the Diplomatic Courier. “They dream to become doctors, lawyers, journalists, politicians, and artists—indeed, advocates for others. Each of them spoke to me of a mentor who had inspired them to dream big. This experience reinforced to me that we must make ourselves accessible to these younger generations to mentor and to open their eyes to the realities of the world—teaching foreign affairs serves as such a bridge.”

Read more about each young leader’s contributions to the advancement of foreign policy in the new millennium: Diplomatic Courier.

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