Tallash Kantai, 2013, Kenya

Why I chose Fletcher: At Fletcher, I have the opportunity to pursue the issue I am most passionate about- the environment; however, my passion has gone a step further. I have been able to explore areas outside of what I knew to be the conventional “save the trees” environmentalism. The curriculum at Fletcher allows students to focus on a specific topic but also branch into other subject areas for a more holistic picture. At Fletcher, I have found a diverse bevy of extremely knowledgeable professors, classmates with extraordinary experiences, an expansive network of helpful alumni, and an extremely welcoming staff. This makes Fletcher a truly one-of-a-kind school.

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: Meeting people from all over the world is not a foreign concept to me. However, for the past several years, most of these people have been united by their passion for the environment. At Fletcher, people from all over the world have almost as many concerns as there are countries represented. This school has opened my eyes to aspects of life that had barely crossed my mind in the past- from the plight of destitute children in South Africa, to the intense training of military personnel, to the condition of education in Tonga, to the treatment of asylum seekers in Scandinavia, to the drive of the investment banker in Japan, I am beginning to really appreciate the multidimensional nature of the world in which we live.

Favorite Magazine:

The Africa Report

Favorite Book:

Shantaram

Favorite Website:

TED (www.ted.com)

Favorite City:

Rome

Global Problem That Brought You to Fletcher:

The degradation of the environment

Fields of Study

  • International Environment and Resource Policy
    International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
    Public International Law

Summer Internship

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Consultant - various locations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Energy Consortium
    Fletcher Diplomacy Club
    Fletcher Christian Fellowship
    Ambassachords
    Ralph Bunche Society

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, International Relations, United States International University, Africa

Experience before Fletcher

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development, Writer/ Editor, Digital Editor - Nairobi, Kenya
    African Center for Technology Studies and UN University, Research Assistant - Nairobi, Kenya

Languages

  • Swahili
    French
    Luganda
    English