Sydney Stevns


The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Class of 2017


Sydney received her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, with concentrations in International Environment and Resource Policy and Development Economics. While at Fletcher, she was on leadership for the Fletcher Energy and Environment Club and Managing Print Editor for The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. Previously, she worked in Indonesia on public health issues, followed by internships with the Department of State, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. Prior to starting at Fletcher, she returned to Indonesia as a Fulbright Hays Fellow for intensive cultural immersion and advanced Indonesian training. Sydney is particularly interested in the relationship between development and environmental sustainability, which is an area she hopes to contribute to in a career as an ESTH Foreign Service Officer.

The summer of 2016, Sydney spent the first few months working for La Fundacion para la Innovacion Agraria in Santiago, Chile, in their climate change mitigation and adaptation option. The end of the summer, she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC researching crime and violence in the Caribbean. After graduation, Sydney will be studying Spanish in Guatemala and will move to DC to pursue a career in the federal government.