Ruben Korenke, 2014, Germany

What makes Fletcher unique:  The flexibility of Fletcher’s curriculum allows me to embed my previous quantitatively-oriented education in the analysis of behavioral, political, and stakeholder realities. Being able to switch between a wide array of perspectives is an essential skill for grappling with inter-related, current problems, as well as crafting successful policy projects in the 21st century. Also, Fletcher’s curriculum leaves much-needed space to experiment with new approaches to long-standing problems.

How did you first learn about Fletcher?  The first person who told me about Fletcher was an Indian professor teaching my ethics course at a Singaporean University. Ever since, connections to the Fletcher School have emerged in the most unlikely places. While applying for my visa at the Frankfurt U.S. consulate, I received advice on course options at Fletcher. Even more surprising, after applying to Fletcher I found out that my current German manager had been working with Fletcher faculty for a long time.

Favorite Magazine:

The Economist

Favorite City:


Most rewarding Trip:

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Experience when you felt the farthest from home:

Trapped in a roadblock in the Peruvian highlands

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Environment and Resource Policy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Futbol
  • Fletcher Energy Consortium
  • Net Impact

Education before Fletcher

  • BS, Engineering, Economics and Business, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Experience before Fletcher

  • Research Associate, Institute for Energy & Environmental Research, Heidelberg, Germany

  • Analyst, Siemens Healthcare, Santiago, Chile

  • Analyst, Aleo Solar, Prenzlau, Germany


  • German
  • Spanish
  • English