Nathalia Arruda, 2014, Brazil

 On the Fletcher Community: I can't over-emphasize how thrilled I am to be part of the Fletcher community! Fletcher students are the most valuable source of unique experiences and extraordinary knowledge. The collaboration and teamwork both inside and outside the classroom are amazing. Since day one, I felt a special connection with my classmates that made me feel like I was part of a big family. I heard before that the friends that you make at Fletcher will be your life-long best friends, and I couldn’t agree more.

How I learned about Fletcher: I first learned about the Master of International Business (MIB) program when I was researching graduate programs. I was interested in International Affairs and MBA programs in Europe, but I knew that something was missing. I then started my research of US institutions, with a particularly interest in the Boston area due to the amazing knowledge atmosphere. This is when I learned about the Fletcher School and the MIB program, and it was love at first sight! I think the idea of studying business with a contextual approach to the world and its specific dynamics is what many programs lack, as well as what differentiates the MIB program at Fletcher.

Favorite book:
One Hundred Years of Solitude

Favorite musician:
Chico Buarque de Hollanda

Favorite city:
New Orleans, Louisiana

Most rewarding trip:
Luanda, Angola

Experience when you felt farthest from home:
Offshore on an oil rig

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Energy Consortium
  • International Business Club
  • Consulting Club
  • Latin America Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Chemical Engineering, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil

Experience before Fletcher

  • Senior Field Engineer, Schlumberger, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Process Engineer, Invista, Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • English