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Ali Edelstein

Director of Social Responsibility, Kentucky Distillers' Association - Louisville, KY
Program: Master of International Business (MIB)
Class Year: 2016
Country: United States
Field of Study: International Business and Economic Law, Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Ali Edelstein

Director of Social Responsibility, Kentucky Distillers' Association - Louisville, KY
Program: Master of International Business (MIB)
Class Year: 2016
Country: United States
Field of Study: International Business and Economic Law, Strategic Management and International Consultancy
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Biography

The MIB impact
The Fletcher experience catapulted my professional trajectory - giving me the academic credibility I needed to switch from the public to private sector and double my salary. People often comment on my ability to work seamlessly between sustainability, government affairs, legal, and finance teams, and I tell them that's the mark of my Fletcher degree.

Why I chose Fletcher
I chose Fletcher because of the people. My advisor, Dr. Patrick Schena, deeply impacted me. He made corporate finance less scary, but always pushed me. Because of him, my capstone project include financial models that were ultimately reviewed by the vice presidents of finance and portfolio innovation at a Fortune 1000 company.

Fletcher Capstone
Winning in Europe: An Investment Analysis for Bourbon Barrel Beer Production.

Other research at Fletcher
Authoring a book chapter on sustainable investing trends within the fixed income asset class that was published in Sustainable Investing: Revolutions in theory and practice.

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Net Impact
  • 180 Degrees Consulting

Education before Fletcher

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Western Kentucky University

Experience before Fletcher

  • Program Manager & Educational Adviser, Fulbright Commission, Brussels, Belgium
  • Public Affairs Assistant, Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., USA
Languages
French, English