Hiba Tazi, 2019, Morocco, United States

Diversity at Fletcher: "As someone born and raised in a different country and who has lived in international environments, diversity was a big deciding factor for me in choosing Fletcher. With close to half of the student body originally from a country other than the U.S., there is never a dull day. I am so amazed at how many languages I hear in the halls of campus on a daily basis, the various countries that Fletcher students come from and the perspectives that each one of them brings and offers to any conversation. Fletcher is a mini-international hub and it has been so exciting making international friends and getting to learn about their many different cultures, stories, experiences and backgrounds. The rich diversity of Fletcher makes any classroom or group discussion more interesting, relevant and stimulating."

Life at Fletcher: "One of the first lessons that I learned at Fletcher was that it was impossible to do everything and it’s okay. Every day, I find myself having to choose between 3 or 4 events, talks or panels (outside of my classes and club meetings). One of the most rewarding things about Fletcher has been discovering the opportunities happening around campus everyday, such as extremely interesting discussions led by professors and guests, career presentations, student chats and conferences. What I particularly enjoy the most is the wide variety of topics, touching everything from international relations, law, business, security, to environment, technology and innovation in all corners of the world."

 

Favorite city
Havana

Most rewarding trip
Unplanned work trip to Senegal for 6 weeks

Most memorable international experience
Hiking the High Atlas mountains in Morocco on a daily basis while living there as a CorpsAfrica volunteer.

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher
The role of the private sector in international development; social impact through business

Favorite Guest Speaker
Zohra Drif, author of Inside the Battle of Algiers: Memoir of a Woman Freedom Fighter

Fields of Study

  • Business for Social Impact
  • Global Political Economy

Activities at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Social Investment Group (FSIG)

  • Fletcher Consulting Group

  • Africana Club

  • Fletcher International Business Club (IBC)

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Experience before Fletcher

  • Chief Manager, CorpsAfrica, Washington,DC, USA

  • Community Development Volunteer, CorpsAfrica, Marrakesh, Morocco

Languages

  • Arabic
  • French
  • English