Our Team

 
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Carson Thal,

Co-Chair

Carson is a second year MALD focusing on the intersection of Security Studies and Global Energy Policy. Before Fletcher, Carson worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative aide responsible for a portfolio including natural resources policy and natural gas production on U.S. public lands. Most recently, Carson lived in Budapest, Hungary where he worked for a think tank assessing the efficiency of the EU's internal gas market and major infrastructure and regulatory constraints to increased LNG shipments to the EU market.

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Max Loebl,

Co-Chair

Max is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate focusing on international security and U.S. foreign policy. Prior to Fletcher, Max worked in education and college counseling in Shanghai, China and most recently interned in Vienna with the U.S. State Department's Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He earned a B.A. from Lawrence University where he majored in both Russian Studies and Government.


Jake Muro: Fundraising and Development Director   Jake is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate, concentrating in international business and political economy. Before attending Fletcher, he worked in advertising technology and marketing as a project manager and account manager. Jake is originally from Sacramento, California, and holds a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jake Muro: Fundraising and Development Director

Jake is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate, concentrating in international business and political economy. Before attending Fletcher, he worked in advertising technology and marketing as a project manager and account manager. Jake is originally from Sacramento, California, and holds a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.

Caroline Sugg: Operations Director   Caroline Sugg is a Masters of Law and Diplomacy candidate at The Fletcher School focusing on the intersection of public and private sectors in the transatlantic region. Previously, she interned with the US Commercial Service in Spain performing research to identify commercial opportunities . Most recently she interned in the Innovations division at the Port of Virginia. Caroline holds a B.A. in International Relations from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain.

Caroline Sugg: Operations Director

Caroline Sugg is a Masters of Law and Diplomacy candidate at The Fletcher School focusing on the intersection of public and private sectors in the transatlantic region. Previously, she interned with the US Commercial Service in Spain performing research to identify commercial opportunities . Most recently she interned in the Innovations division at the Port of Virginia. Caroline holds a B.A. in International Relations from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Madrid, Spain.

Zihao Liu: External Relations and Communications Director   Zihao is a Class of 2020 Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School. He focuses on the intersection of International Security and International Business. During Summer 2019 he worked on the China Practice Team at Albright Stonebridge Group, helping the firm advise foreign businesses operating in the Greater China Region. Prior to Fletcher, he worked at an educational consulting firm in Beijing and had experience assisting the research at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. He holds a B.A. in History from Cornell University.

Zihao Liu: External Relations and Communications Director

Zihao is a Class of 2020 Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School. He focuses on the intersection of International Security and International Business. During Summer 2019 he worked on the China Practice Team at Albright Stonebridge Group, helping the firm advise foreign businesses operating in the Greater China Region. Prior to Fletcher, he worked at an educational consulting firm in Beijing and had experience assisting the research at the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C. He holds a B.A. in History from Cornell University.

Ravy Uong: Digital Director   Ravy is pursuing a MALD degree with a focus on trade policy and development economics. During summer 2019 he worked in the Bangkok and Yangon offices of Vriens & Partners, supporting the firm to advise Fortune 500 companies on government affairs issues. Prior to Fletcher, he worked in politics, most recently leading the training program for a national PAC during the 2018 midterm elections. Earlier, he worked in Cambodia and Timor-Leste on democratic reform and security sector issues. Ravy received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the men’s tennis team.

Ravy Uong: Digital Director

Ravy is pursuing a MALD degree with a focus on trade policy and development economics. During summer 2019 he worked in the Bangkok and Yangon offices of Vriens & Partners, supporting the firm to advise Fortune 500 companies on government affairs issues. Prior to Fletcher, he worked in politics, most recently leading the training program for a national PAC during the 2018 midterm elections. Earlier, he worked in Cambodia and Timor-Leste on democratic reform and security sector issues. Ravy received his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the men’s tennis team.

Vedabrata Basu: Conference Content Director   Vedabrata is a student of the Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy program, specializing in Security Studies & Geopolitical Risk. He has an Bachelors’ Degree in Business Studies, an MBA and has worked across Tech and Management Consulting, mainly for the global Aviation industry. His experience includes, Stakeholder Engagement, Business Process Engineering & Program Delivery. Vedabrata is currently focussed on National Security, Counter Terrorism and Corporate Strategy at a time of Populism & Economic Nationalism.

Vedabrata Basu: Conference Content Director

Vedabrata is a student of the Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy program, specializing in Security Studies & Geopolitical Risk. He has an Bachelors’ Degree in Business Studies, an MBA and has worked across Tech and Management Consulting, mainly for the global Aviation industry. His experience includes, Stakeholder Engagement, Business Process Engineering & Program Delivery. Vedabrata is currently focussed on National Security, Counter Terrorism and Corporate Strategy at a time of Populism & Economic Nationalism.

John Hess: Strategic Director   John is a MALD student at Fletcher, where he focuses on international business and European political economy, and has previously served in FPRG as Deputy Director of External Relations. Before moving to the Northeast, John completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina (Go Heels!), with stints in Germany and South Africa, and internships in the legal and financial sectors. In his free time, John occasionally regrets not having become a pilot and enjoys running, photography, and shopping at IKEA.

John Hess: Strategic Director

John is a MALD student at Fletcher, where he focuses on international business and European political economy, and has previously served in FPRG as Deputy Director of External Relations. Before moving to the Northeast, John completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina (Go Heels!), with stints in Germany and South Africa, and internships in the legal and financial sectors. In his free time, John occasionally regrets not having become a pilot and enjoys running, photography, and shopping at IKEA.