Lucy Emerson, 2018, US

 On the diversity of the community:  "I've worked in many international environments, and the diversity at Fletcher is beyond anything I've experienced before. Not only are there students of many different nationalities, but everyone also has numerous international experiences. As someone who has studied abroad in Italy, China, Singapore, Thailand, and Egypt, it's refreshing to meet others with similar experiences and curiosity. It makes for excellent classroom discussions and side conversations on current events."

On the Fletcher alumni network: "When deciding where to attend graduate school, I wanted to gain as much insight as I could on the schools and potential job opportunities after graduation. I contacted multiple alumni from each school and I received the most responses by far from Fletcher alumni. I was very impressed by the generosity of their time and willingness to connect me to additional alumni in my field of interest, even before I became a student. Since being on campus, I have only witnessed stronger involvement by alumni through speaker series, networking events, and career trips."

Learning at the intersection: "Before attending Fletcher, I knew that the school focused across disciplines, but I did not realize how interconnected my courses and extracurricular activities would be. For instance, the same topic came up in a different context in my Supply Chain Management, International Law, and Accounting classes, each offering a different perspective. It is an incredible opportunity to be able to analyze issues through diverse lenses and see how they all come together in a real world context."

Favorite book
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite city
Como, Italy

Most rewarding trip
Studying abroad in China and signing a language pledge to speak only in Chinese for six months

Moment when you felt the furthest from home
Camping in rural Thailand

Most memorable international experience
Studying abroad in Italy for a year in high school

Fields of Study

  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy
  • International Business and Economic Law

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Fletcher Social Investment Group
  • China Club
  • Fletcher Political Risk Group

Education before Fletcher

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

Experience before Fletcher

  • Regional Manager, United States, Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB), Washington, DC
  • United States Research Associate in International Trade, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), Washington, DC, United States


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Italian
  • French
  • English