On the Fletcher Community
I haven't had a boring conversation yet! The people attracted to this program and those selected by admissions are truly remarkable. Prior to attending, I pictured a fairly homogenous, albeit well-travelled, group of mostly American graduate students. I was completely wrong. Fletcher does an excellent job of bringing together people from every corner of the earth with unique backgrounds. For instance, this program attracted a Colombian agricultural specialist looking to make avocados the number one cash crop in Colombia. It attracted a Greek police officer focused on international cybercrime. There are no two people here that have the same story or background.
This place fosters a kind of environment that makes you happy to get here early and reluctant to leave at the end of the day. In the military, we talk about how to create a positive command climate. We say that our people are our greatest investment. Are they happy to come to work? Are they fulfilled in their work? Are they challenged? I see all of that here at Fletcher. I see positive, energized people who are happy to come to work (school) because they are learning applicable skills and being challenged every day. Another key point is that they are surrounded by others doing the same. In the end, you get a carefully crafted and maintained culture that makes you want to give your absolute best, and also, receive the best from your peers.
Activities involved in at Fletcher
- Fletcher Veterans
- SIMULEX 2018
Education before Fletcher
- Bachelor of Science, Foreign Languages, Concentration in Environmental Engineering
Experience before Fletcher
- Foreign Area Officer (In-Region Training), United States Army, United States Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay
- Foreign Area Officer (Language Training), United States Army, Defense Foreign Language Institute, Monterey, California
- Plans Officer, United States Army, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana