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Executive Board

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Langston Shellist

Langston Shellist

VP of Philanthropy

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Health
Concentration: Environmental Studies
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Dante Schulz

Dante Schulz

President

Majors: International Affairs, History
Minor: Chinese
Concentration: Asia
Personal pronouns: he/him/his

Dante is a senior studying international affairs and history with a focus in Asia. Outside of SIR, he serves as the senior video editor at The GW Hatchet, producing video content for the GW and D.C. community. He hopes to use his video editing skills to become a documentary maker in Southeast Asia after graduation. He also has worked as a research assistant at The Caspian Policy Center and as a program intern at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy in D.C. Originally from New York City, he enjoys taking long walks in the city and riding public transportation.

Blaise Schaefer

Blaise Schaefer

Executive Vice President

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Geographic Information Systems
Concentration: Security Policy
Personal pronouns: he/him/his

Blaise is originally from Florida but grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Academically, Blaise studies security politics but still hasn’t fallen in love with one area or topic. Blaise has spent a lot of his life working in dining rooms and the hospitality business his family operates. GW and the DC area has become his home now, though. Blaise enjoys running on the national mall in the rain or grabbing cupcakes in Georgetown. Most notably though Blaise enjoys spending time with friends, which Blaise can’t wait to do with SIR this year. As EVP, Blaise wants to run a cohesive e-board that is focused on working with membership to build community for everyone in our organization.

Victoria Huang

Victoria Huang

VP of Membership

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Computer Science
Concentration: Security Policy
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

Vicky is a senior from Boston who’s pursuing a major in International Affairs and a minor in Computer Science. Her academic interests are emerging technologies and great-power competition, with side focuses in Latin American politics and Cold War history. When she’s not angrily typing her way out of runtime errors on her latest CS project, she enjoys jamming on her ukulele and reading Spanish literature to keep up her language skills.

Vinithra Sudhakar

Vinithra Sudhakar

VP of Academics

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Applied Ethics
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Vinithra (V) is a junior originally from the great state of North Carolina. She is interested in US-Asia relations, particularly sustainable economic development and foreign investments in Southeast Asia. In addition to SIR, she is a part of MZZ Ventures, a student consulting club, and the LEAP Student Advisory Committee. In her free time, she works on her goal of watching every major sitcom of the past 30 years.

Sophia Chin

Sophia Chin

VP of Professional Development

Majors: International Affairs, Economics
Concentration: International Economics
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

Sophia is originally from South Windsor, Connecticut. Her academic areas of interest include global capital markets, international banking, and global development. Sophia attributes her passion for international affairs to her trilingual upbringing and wanting to learn more about how languages and cultures intersect with policy. Outside the classroom, Sophia enjoys playing tennis and tasting all of the assorted DC desserts. You can most likely find her working at your local Trader Joe’s or exploring nearby cafes.

Camilla Wang

Camilla Wang

VP of Marketing

Majors: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Marketing
Concentration: International Economics
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

Camilla is a senior studying International Affairs and Economics with a minor in Marketing. A California native, she’s lived in both Los Angeles and the Bay Area and also attended international school in Shanghai in between. She has interned in the State Department, worked as a Research Assistant, and interned in the technology industry at both startups and a Fortune 500 company. She is interested in global business and the rapidly innovating world in both professional and social spheres. In her free time, Camilla enjoys museums, karaoke, parks, exploring cities, and always learning something new.

Declan Duggan

Declan Duggan

VP of Finance

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Security Policy
Personal pronouns: he/him/his

Declan was born and raised in New York City and is a rising sophomore in the Elliott School studying international affairs concentrating in security policy. At GW Declan is a member of strategic crisis simulations and occasionally writes opinions for The Hatchet. Currently, Declan is a field intern on Andrew Yangโ€™s mayoral campaign in New York. Outside of school he enjoys cooking, exploring new places, and nerding out over random political issues.

Emma Solomon

Emma Solomon

Ombudsperson

Majors: International Affairs
Concentration: International Development, Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Emma is a junior originally from Westchester County, New York. Her academic interests include immigration, gender equality, and achieving equitable public health in Latin America and the Middle East. Outside of SIR, she is involved with No Lost Generation, a student org committed to advocating for refugees. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, running up and down the national mall at sunrise/sunset, and attempting to eat at every single DC restaurant.

Ria Deval

Ria Deval

VP of Internal Affairs

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Health
Concentration: International Development
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

Ria is a junior from Basking Ridge, New Jersey. In addition to her involvement with SIR, Ria serves as finance chair on GW Raas and volunteers as an EMT in her hometown. During her time in DC, she has interned for the Embassy of Jordan and the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. In her free time, Ria enjoys trying new coffee places, watching reality TV, and reading.

Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason

VP of Social

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Chemistry
Concentration: Global Public Health
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

Rachel was born and raised in Oak Lawn, Illinois, and is a sophomore studying International Affairs with a minor in Chemistry. She is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts and has spent many years volunteering at summer camps. While at GW, Rachel has gotten involved with the resident hall association as a building representative and plays trombone for the GW bands. Outside of class, she enjoys crocheting, listening to Taylor Swift, and watching lots of rom-coms.

Calli Merron

Calli Merron

VP of Alumni Relations

Majors:ย International Affairs, Public Health
Minor:ย Biology
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

Calli is a junior from Chapel Hill, NC. She is studying International Affairs and Public Health with a minor in Biology and is also a member of the University Honors Program. Outside of SIR, she is a GW tour guide, plays ultimate frisbee on the GDub Women’s team, and serves as a research assistant in GW’s Political Science department. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and going to as many concerts as possible.