Benji Moncivaiz, 2016, United States

Benji Moncivaiz

On the MIB program: Fletcher grapples with complexity. Having worked on the ground for an international development program at MIT, I was thirsty for an education that not only gave me hard skills, but also dug into the multifaceted nature of international work. The MIB curriculum provides me with the right balance of structure and flexibility I wanted. I looked at MBAs, MPPs, and Master's of leadership, operations, and education, but Fletcher's MIB is different than any other degree I have seen. The curriculum mixes marketable business skills education alongside analysis of large-scale trends and the complexities of policy-making.

On the diversity of the community: The best way to grow is not through lecture or problem sets, but by connecting with people. The array of academic and professional experiences - ranging from air force pilots to government consultants, finance analysts to social anthropologists - has already become my favorite part of Fletcher because it has challenged me to understand deeper and reach out wider than I would have anywhere else. I have been more than pleasantly surprised by what I have learned from Fletcher community I am now a part of.

Favorite newspaper

New York Times

Favorite author

C.S. Lewis

Favorite musician

Norah Jones

Favorite trip

Motorcycling to rural villages in northern Uganda

Moment when you felt furthest from home

Quietly sitting on an Indian beach on Christmas morning

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Tufts Innovation Symposium

Education before Fletcher

  • BS, Structural Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Experience before Fletcher

  • Field Coordinator, D-Lab at MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Consulting and Executive Transitions Fellow, Third Sector New England, Boston, MA
  • Engineering Consultant, Sanergy, Nairobi, Kenya

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English