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Rachel Mason

Rachel Mason

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.

Ria Deval

Ria Deval

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

Emma Solomon

Emma Solomon

Majors: International Affairs
Concentration: Global Public Health, Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her

Declan Duggan

Declan Duggan

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

Camilla Wang

Camilla Wang

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.

Sophia Chin

Sophia Chin

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.

Jacob Tafrate

Jacob Tafrate

Major: International Affairs, Geography
Minor: GIS
Concentration: Environmental Studies
Pronouns: he/him/his

Jacob is originally from West Hartford, CT and is a senior at the Elliott School. Jacob is most interested in the impacts of climate change in the arctic. He is involved in research at GW and spent this past August doing fieldwork in remote Alaska on permafrost thaw. In his free time he enjoys watching and playing soccer, hiking, and reading.

Krithi Sriram

Krithi Sriram

Major: International Affairs
Minor: WGSS, Arabic
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her

Vinithra Sudhakar

Vinithra Sudhakar

VP of Academics

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

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.

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.

Olivia Guo

Olivia Guo

Major: International Affairs, Finance
Pronouns: she/her

David Zhang

David Zhang

Majors: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Marketing
Concentration: Comparative Social and Economic Systems
Personal pronouns: he/him/his

David is currently a junior at the Elliott School. He is a double major in IA and Econ with a minor in marketing. He spent 12 years in Shanghai and 8 years in New Zealand and can speak both Mandarin and English fluently. He is generally interested in international politics and public relations as he is also the president of the Global China Connection at GWU and a part of the international student association.

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.

Avantika Ramanathan

Avantika Ramanathan

Majors: International Affairs
Minor: Organizational Sciences
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Dante Schulz

Dante Schulz

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.

Sreyansh Biswal

Sreyansh Biswal

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Policy + Data Science
Pronouns: he/him
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Phi

Nicholas de Valpine

Nicholas de Valpine

Major: International Affairs + Japanese Language and Literature
Concentration:  International Politics
Pronouns: he/him
Year: Junior
SIR class: Phi

Mallory Kussman

Mallory Kussman

Major: International Affairs + Economics
Minor: Public Policy
Pronouns: she/her
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Phi

Hannah Ritter

Hannah Ritter

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Spanish
Concentration:  Conflict Resolution + Europe and Eurasia
Pronouns: she/her
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Phi

Caroline Gilmore

Caroline Gilmore

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Classical Studies
Pronouns: she/her
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Phi

Anmol Chowdhary

Anmol Chowdhary

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Health
Concentration:  Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Phi

Aarushi Jain

Aarushi Jain

Major: International Affairs + Economics
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her
Year: Junior
SIR class: Phi

Zoel Boublil

Zoel Boublil

Major: International Affairs
Concentration:  International Politics, Security Policy
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Zoe Carver

Zoe Carver

Major: International Affairs, Peace Studies
Minor: Creative Writing
Concentration:  Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Tressel Stone

Tressel Stone

Academic Chair

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Policy
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Sylvie Sussman

Sylvie Sussman

Major: International Affairs
Minor: French, Spanish
Concentration:  International Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Sophie Rice

Sophie Rice

Major: International Affairs
Minor: History
Concentration:  Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Sofia Chertorivski

Sofia Chertorivski

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Health
Concentration: Global Public Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Ryan Mulrenan

Ryan Mulrenan

Major: International Affairs, International Business
Minor: Music
Concentration: International Economics
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Penny Peng

Penny Peng

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Business Administration
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Upsilon

Nora Fitzgerald

Nora Fitzgerald

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Journalism
Concentration:  Conflict Resolution, Africa
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Noah Lowery

Noah Lowery

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Concentration: Latin America
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Nicole Wei

Nicole Wei

Major: International Affairs
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Natalia Perez Velez

Natalia Perez Velez

VP of Marketing

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Communications
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Mason Tsai

Mason Tsai

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Economics
Concentration: Asia
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Maria Papera

Maria Papera

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Philosophy
Concentration:  Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Mackenzie Gabriel-Lazette

Mackenzie Gabriel-Lazette

VP of Membership

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Geography
Concentration:  International Politics
Pronouns: she/her
Year: Junior
SIR class: Upsilon

Luca Prozzillo

Luca Prozzillo

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Krishina Ramani

Krishina Ramani

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Upsilon

Juan Vidaurre

Juan Vidaurre

VP of Finance

Major: International Affairs
Minor: International Business
Concentration:  Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: he/him
Year: Senior
SIR class: Upsilon

Josh Daley

Josh Daley

Recruitment Chair

Major: International Affairs
Minor: French
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Havin Baik

Havin Baik

Major: International Affairs
Minor: German, Law and Society
Concentration: Global Public Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Eliza Price

Eliza Price

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Destiny Fernandes

Destiny Fernandes

Philanthropy Chair

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Human Services and Social Justice
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Danielle Whyte

Danielle Whyte

DEI Chair

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Health
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Daniel Price

Daniel Price

Major: International Affairs, Geography
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Freshman
SIR class: Upsilon

Cormac Brown

Cormac Brown

Major: Middle East Studies
Minor: Arabic
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Benjamin Eberle

Benjamin Eberle

Major: International Affairs, Spanish
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Baker Sanders

Baker Sanders

Professional Development Chair

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: French
Concentration: International Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

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