Sandra Urquiza, 2013, Peru and United States

Why I chose Fletcher: I chose Fletcher because of the opportunity of growth it represented for me in all academic, personal, and professional aspects. This growth is encouraged in every class, conversation, and time spent with classmates and faculty. By exchanging diverse stories and points of view, you gain first-hand insight on issues which otherwise might have seemed strange. At Fletcher, I am exposed to a mosaic of experiences which constantly ignites my curiosity and make me a more aware human being.

On collaboration and teamwork: The evironment at Fletcher is one that fosters a strong sense of community and teamwork right from the start. From the very second I arrived on campus, I felt I belonged to a tight knit community. People here are open to establish new connections and to take in new challenges. This translates in the ways we work together inside and outside of the classroom. The best part is that even though we work really hard, we never forget to have fun together.

Favorite Authors:

Noam Chomsky and Pablo Neruda

Favorite Movie:

The Cove, Shooting Dogs.

Favorite Food:


Favorite Landmark:

Angkor Wat

Most Rewarding Trip:

Backpacking in Cambodian rural areas

Fields of Study

  • Human Security
    Humanitarian Studies
    Public International Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Law and International Development Society
    Tufts University Refugee Assistance Program
    Fletcher United Nations Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Legal Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Experience before Fletcher

  • Civil Rights Project Kosovo, Intern - Prishtina, Kosovo
    Democracia, Inc., South Florida Coordinator - Miami, FL, USA
    Bridges Across Borders, Legal Intern - Phnom Penh, Cambodia


  • Spanish