Juanita Love Davis, 2014, United States

Why I chose Fletcher: When I applied to graduate school, I sought a degree program that would explicitly meet my unique needs as a graduate student, and as a future practitioner in international affairs. The Fletcher School was the only institution that offered a curriculum that effectively allowed me to fuse my interests with my career aspirations, making my decision incredibly easy. Fletcher not only provides the flexible curriculum that I can customize to best prepare for my future career, but it also offers a diverse school population and environment that enables me to engage my peers and focus my academic studies.

What has surprised me: I am excited to say that Fletcher has, by far, exceeded my expectations. One of the things that surprised me about Fletcher is that there are so many opportunities to participate in activities, attend seminars, and join clubs. In my dream world, I would do EVERYTHING, but sadly there are only 24 hours in the day.  On the academic side, thus far I have been able to enroll in courses with MIB and PhD students, and engage in discussions with classmates and professors who have real-world experiences in industries that interest me. The fact that Fletcher students aren't limited to enrolling in specific, program-based courses allows for some interesting conversations and dialogue during class discussions.

Favorite magazine:


Favorite movie:

Fight Club

Favorite food:

My Husband’s Honey Glazed Salmon

Favorite music:

Chopin – Heroic Polonaise Op. 53

Favorite landmark:

The Lincoln Memorial

Fields of Study

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • International Business Relations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Admissions Office
  • International Communications Club
  • International Business Club
  • International Negotiations & Conflict Resolution Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Experience before Fletcher

  • Assistant to the Chief of Schools, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, D.C.

  • Sustainable Development Intern, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Kakamega, Kenya

  • Legislative Intern, United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.

  • Legal Assistant, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.


  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • English