Jonathan Perry, 2011, United States and Venezuela

Advisor, Early Childhood - Colombian National Ministry of Education, Bogota, Colombia

Why did you choose Fletcher for your graduate studies? Fletcher's community is beyond any of those of any other program I considered. What do I mean by that? Fletcher students both support each other and expect a lot from one another. My experience at Fletcher was characterized by a tight knit student body of active participators in class and out-of-class events and people that believed that a hands-on approach to making change starts right at home in Medford, MA. 

How has Fletcher impacted your professional trajectory? The Fletcher experience opened up my eyes to a whole new professional world and network. Both the in-class experiences and those with my highly accomplished peer group pushed me to a new level professionally and intellectually. Since finishing at Fletcher, I've taken a more elevated approach to constructing a professional trajectory that combines greater effectiveness in the work I'm passionate about and more in-depth insight into the region I work in.

Favorite author:

Kurt Vonnegut

Favorite city:

Sao Luis de Maranhao, Brazil

Most rewarding trip:

Led a group of high school students to Argentina

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:

Regional growth and stability in Latin America

Thesis topic:

Microfranchise and Early Childhood Development in Brazil

Fields of Study

  • Human Security
  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
  • Student Council
  • Fletcher Futbol Club
  • Latin American Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Spanish and Anthropology, Tufts University

Experience before Fletcher

  • ISEPIberia/Latin America Programs Officer - Washington, D.C.
  • Putney Student TravelProgram Organizer/Leader - Salta, Argentina
  • CIEEInternational Students Support Officer - Boston, MA
  • Via Mundo Intercâmbio, Programs Consultant - São Luis, Brazil


  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • English

Summer Internship

  • Catholic Relief Services - Sao Paulo, Brazil and FGV - Centro de Estudos em Sustentabilidade - Sao Paulo, Brazil