Portia Alexis, 2019, United States

Choosing Fletcher: "I would say I chose Fletcher long time before I applied. My roommate at the time had just started at Fletcher and spoke highly of her experience - classes, classmates, and professors. Through out her two years at Fletcher, I met her friends and saw the all the different career paths the students pursued based on their education at Fletcher. The diversity of the student body fosters a supportive and positive learning experience. Yes, there are some experts but many of us are here to learn, explore, and continue to grow.”

On MIB learning: “I didn't see myself in a traditional MBA program. I chose the MIB because I didn't just want to have a functional skillset or knowledge base. The MIB curriculum gives me practical skills combined with the opportunity to deep dive in a international relations field. Every alum I have met has proved how the program allowed them to pivot or grow in their career in the business world."

Favorite book
The Great Gatsby

Favorite author
Toni Morrison

Favorite landmark
Grand Canyon

Moment when you felt the furthest from home
Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher
Human Capital, Labor Markets and Globalization

Fields of Study

  • International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG)
  • Fletcher Latin American Group (FLAG)
  • Global Health Group

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Architectural Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Experience before Fletcher

  • Analyst, Securities Trading Operations, State Street Corporation, Boston

  • Analyst, Corporate Actions, Investors Bank and Trust, Boston

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English