International Studies Success Stories

The value of a Fisher education is evident in personal stories of success told by students and alumni. Read what they have to say about the program and what they gained from their experience.

Alexander Breton '05

Vice President of Product Management at Morgan Stanley

Alexander Breton

Alexander Breton

Alexander Breton is a product owner in the financial technology industry, and he believes Fisher positioned him for success as a problem solver and innovator. “Through internships, study abroad programs, and research projects, I was able to develop valuable skills and make meaningful contributions to organizations and causes that I care about.”

While at Fisher, Breton majored in international studies and served as the president of the Latino Student Union, now the Latiné Student Union. He encourages students to broaden their horizons to develop skills for today’s global society. “Fisher provided me with numerous opportunities to gain practical experience and to apply what I was learning in the classroom to real-world situations.”

He also believes that the welcoming environment and supportive community at Fisher foster academic and professional success for students. “The faculty and staff at Fisher, and specifically the HEOP Office at the time, were dedicated to and invested in my success, providing me with the resources and guidance I needed to thrive,” Breton explained.

Now, he is passionate about using his skills to create products that make a difference in people’s lives, and he encourages others to explore all Fisher has to offer. “I am grateful for the education and personal growth that I gained during my time there,” said Breton. “It has been invaluable in my career.”

Daniel Douangratdy ’15

Medevac Program Specialist, Peace Corps

Daniel Douangratdy

Daniel Douangratdy

Daniel Douangratdy participated in the annual Model UN conference at Fisher as a high school student, and he credits this experience for inspiring his interest in international studies and becoming a Cardinal. During his undergraduate studies, he majored in international studies with dual minors in Spanish and political science. The strong Fisher network allowed him to gain broad international exposure in his field of interest.

“I am extremely grateful for my study abroad experience in Vienna, Austria which allowed me to intern at the United Nations.” Experiential learning opportunities through community service, study abroad, and internships fueled Douangratdy’s “passion for community engagement both domestically and internationally.”

Now, Douangratdy is a medevac program specialist with the Peace Corps where he is responsible for organizing and coordinating services for medically evacuated volunteers. He also supports program policy guidance and contractor performance monitoring.

He encourages current students to take advantage of all the opportunities Fisher offers. “Interact with fellow alumni and keep in touch with your professors and mentors!”