Major: International Affairs
Minors: Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Economics
Concentration: International Development
Melanie was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Within academics, Melanie’s focus is political analysis in LATAM, LAC’s regional cooperation, and gender equality in international affairs. Outside of school, Melanie enjoys watching Netflix and exploring different restaurants in DC. She loves fried plantains (patacones) with every piece of her heart. This last fall she studied abroad in Sciences Paris where she took courses in gender and development, welfare systems in Europe, and public international law. As Executive Vice President, Melanie looks to improve the members’ engagement with SIR and ensuring diversity and inclusion are always at the forefront of our organization.