Category: Executive Committee

Vinithra (V) Sudhakar

Major: International Affairs Minor: Applied Ethics Concentration: International Development V is a sophomore from North Carolina, which is why she will often complain vaguely about “yankees” and the lack of good southern food in Foggy Bottom. Her academic interests lie in sustainable development and the role of ethics in...

Matt Staff

Major: International Affairs, Political Science Concentration: International Politics Minor: Public Health Matt is a sophomore and is originally from Wisconsin, but moved to Michigan this past winter. In addition to his involvement with SIR, he volunteers for various environmental conservation groups in the DMV area and participates in GW’s...

Lily LaMattina

Major: International Affairs Concentrations: Asia, Global Public Health Lily is a junior from Buffalo, NY, but she loves living in DC. In addition to Sigma Iota Rho, she is a GW TRAILS guide, where she leads students on weekend and adventure break trips outdoors and serves on their Diversity, Inclusion,...

Michael Raphael

Majors: International Affairs, Arabic Studies Concentration: Middle East Michael is a junior born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He credits his interest in the Middle East/North Africa region in large part due to his Coptic heritage and periodical visits to the region throughout his early life. When he...

Maisa Munawara

Major: International Affairs Minor: Psychology Concentration: Conflict Resolution On campus, Maisa is actively involved with the Dean’s Scholars Program and the Muslim Students’ Association. She is currently working on a research project examining the development of Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. In her free...

Bianka Kern

Majors: International Affairs, Economics Concentration: Latin America Bianka is a junior from Monterey, California but has lived all over the US. Her academic interests include economic development, environmental sustainability, and human rights policy. She currently works as a student consultant for local DC non-profits through Community Engagement Consulting and...

Sahar Tariq

Major: International Affairs Concentrations: International Politics, Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems Minors: Psychology, Political Science Sahar is a junior in the Elliott School who is involved in several organizations such as Allied In Pride, Anything but Colonial Coalition, and GW Chamak. She is also in the Deans’ Scholars...

Sheena Liang

Majors: International Affairs, Finance Concentration: International Development Sheena is a sophomore and an international student from Guangzhou, China. She came to the United States for an exchange experience in her junior year of high school in Green Bay, WI, and she decided to stay to finish her education. In...

Victoria Huang

Major: International Affairs Minor: Computer Science Concentration: Security Policy Victoria is a junior from Boston, a fact she consistently brings up unprompted by comparing its confusing layout to DC’s grid design. Her academic focus centers on great power competition and non-proliferation, along with a side interest of Latin American politics. On top...

Maddie Vincent

Major: International Affairs Concentration: Security Policy Maddie is a junior from Massachusetts. Her interests within IA include natural resource and environmental policy, transnational crime, and geopolitics. On campus, she currently serves as co-president of GW Youth Diplomacy and Language Institute, a community service organization that brings free after-school foreign...