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Rho Class

Adam Savage

Adam Savage

Major: International Affairs, French
Minor: Political Science
Concentration: Europe & Eurasia
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Aru Atibekova

Aru Atibekova

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Psychology
Concentration: Security Policy, Europe & Eurasia
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Cole Penz

Cole Penz

Major: International Affairs
Minor: History
Concentration: Europe & Eurasia
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho/p>

Elizabeth Palumbo

Elizabeth Palumbo

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic, French
Concentration: Contemporary Cultures and Societies
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Emily Philbrook

Emily Philbrook

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution, International Environmental Studies
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Grace Douvos

Grace Douvos

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Sociology
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Isabelle (Isa) Duval

Isabelle (Isa) Duval

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Concentration: international Development
Pronouns: she/they
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Julian Anderson

Julian Anderson

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Economics, Chinese
Concentration: Asia
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Juliana Camacho

Juliana Camacho

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Spanish, French
Concentration: Latin America
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Langston Shellist

Langston Shellist

President

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

Linette Delgado

Linette Delgado

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Business Administration
Concentration: Comparative Political, Economic, and Social Systems
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Nicholas Castillo

Nicholas Castillo

Major: International Affairs, Political Science
Concentration: Europe & Eurasia
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Nicholas Smaldone

Nicholas Smaldone

Major: International Affairs, English
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Siddarth Rahalkar-Sasane

Siddarth Rahalkar-Sasane

Major: International Affairs, Finance
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Sophia Landa

Sophia Landa

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Journalism and Communications
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Thelonious (Theo) Rider

Thelonious (Theo) Rider

Major: International Affairs, Anthropology
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Yosei (Joseph) Izumi

Yosei (Joseph) Izumi

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Chinese
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Rho

Avantika Ramanathan

Avantika Ramanathan

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

Avanti is a sophomore from Georgia. She’s also lived in India and Brazil (and most recently, the Vern). She was formerly in the Women’s Leadership Program International Arts and Culture cohort. Last year, Avanti was SIR’s VP of Marketing and this year she is the treasurer of the Humanitarian Mapping Society. In her free time, Avanti loves watching films, painting, and karaoke.

Olivia Guo

Olivia Guo

Major: International Affairs, Finance
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Olivia is a junior from Shandong, China, who’s studying International Affairs and Finance. She is interested in US-China relations, international economy and consulting fields. Olivia has worked as a research assistant at Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University and a PR at H+K Strategies. In her spare time, she loves dancing, watching movies and listening to music.

Krithi Sriram

Krithi Sriram

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

Krithi Sriram was born in Durango, Colorado, but calls a variety of cities around the world her home. She spent her elementary school years living in Mumbai, India – an experience that inspired her interests in international affairs. Krithi is interested in gender politics in international affairs and looking into how gender systems and structures influence a country’s foreign policy. Outside of SIR, Krithi is a member of the 21-23 Dean’s Scholars Cohort and does a lot of volunteering through the Nashman Center. She is also part of GW Raas, the university’s premier Raas Garba team (they placed third in the nation last year!!).

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.

Emma Solomon

Emma Solomon

Majors: International Affairs
Concentration: Global Public Health, 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

Executive Vice President

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.

Sigma Class

Alex DiCenso

Alex DiCenso

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic, French
Concentration: Security Policy
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Alex Goldbeck

Alex Goldbeck

Ombudsperson

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Ananya Sampath

Ananya Sampath

Major: International Affairs
Minor: English
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Andrea Grimaldo

Andrea Grimaldo

Executive Vice President

Major: International Affairs, Philosophy (Public Affairs Focus)
Concentrations: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Andrea is a junior from Houston, TX. She is studying International Affairs and Philosophy and is a Cisneros scholar at the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. In addition to SIR, she is part of GW’s College Next Door, The Diversity & Inclusion Assembly of the Student Association, and GW’s Voices for Choices. During her free time, she enjoys podcasting, running on the national mall, and spending time with friends.

Brenda Santiago-Ramos

Brenda Santiago-Ramos

VP of Philanthropy

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Sigma

Clea McElwain

Clea McElwain

Major: International Affairs
Minor: History
Concentration: Europe & Eurasia
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Eduardo Garcia-Pompa

Eduardo Garcia-Pompa

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Policy
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Kaitlyn Yuan

Kaitlyn Yuan

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution, Asia
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Laurel Brodsky

Laurel Brodsky

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic
Concentration: Security Policy
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Sigma

Louise Liebling

Louise Liebling

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Year: Graduate Student
Pronouns: she/her/hers
SIR class: Sigma

Maddie Loebbaka

Maddie Loebbaka

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

Maia Kiniyalocts

Maia Kiniyalocts

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Cross-Cultural Communication
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Maria Leon-Acosta

Maria Leon-Acosta

Major: International Affairs, Political Science
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Nicole Espinal

Nicole Espinal

Major: International Affairs, Political Science
Minor: Japanese
Concentration: Latin America
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

Priya Aravindhan

Priya Aravindhan

Major: International Affairs, Anthropology
Minor: Biology
Concentration: Conflict Resolution, International Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Sigma

Sarah Bernabe

Sarah Bernabe

Webmaster

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Computer Science, Business Analytics
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Savannah Sauers

Savannah Sauers

Major: International Affairs
Minor: GIS
Concentration: Asia
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Savannah is a junior from Pennsylvania, majoring in International Affairs with a minor in GIS. She is interested in researching the political economies of East and Southeast Asia. She is part of the GWIKS Undergraduate Research Fellowship and a member of the Global Bachelor’s Program. In her free time, she enjoys collecting maps and exploring cities.

Shivani Desai

Shivani Desai

Majors: International Affairs
Concentration: International Development
Minors: Political Science, Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Shivani is from Suwanee, Georgia (born and raised) and is currently a second-year student. While she haven’t lived anywhere else or studied abroad yet, She has been to 5 of the 7 continents! Within IA, she is interested in development, mainly in aiding development countries, and hopes to study abroad in either Northern Africa or in South Asia. Outside of SIR, she is involved in GW College Dems, GW AASA & GW Mutual Aid. She loves learning languages (5 and counting), hiking, dancing, and playing instruments, and can’t wait for this upcoming year in SIR and to serve our membership!

Shreya Sathish

Shreya Sathish

VP of Social Affairs

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Dance
Concentrations: Asia, Global Public Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Shreya was born and raised in Fremont, California. She is a sophomore studying International Affairs with a minor in dance. Her hobby is dancing, and she has been dancing since she was five! She has been volunteering with domestic violence organizations for the past four years. She love Thai food, reading, and rom coms!

Swasti Shah

Swasti Shah

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/they
Year: Junior
SIR class: Sigma

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.

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.

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 Yang’s mayoral campaign in New York. Outside of school he enjoys cooking, exploring new places, and nerding out over random political issues.

Andrew An

Andrew An

Major: International Affairs
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Sigma

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.

Calli Merron

Calli Merron

Majors: International Affairs, Public Health
Minor: 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.

Tau Class

Aubrey Sang

Aubrey Sang

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Biology
Concentration: Global Public Health
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Tau

Chow Paueksakon

Chow Paueksakon

VP of Professional Development

Major: International Affairs
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Gabby Zeidler

Gabby Zeidler

Ombudsperson

Major: International Affairs, Peace Studies
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Tau

Iris Stankic

Iris Stankic

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Sociology
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Isha Gupta

Isha Gupta

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Economics
Concentration: International Politics, International Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Tau

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan Kay

Major: International Affairs, Philosophy
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Tau

Kyle Lim

Kyle Lim

Recruitment Chair

Major: International Affairs, History
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Junior
SIR class: Tau

Logan Oliver

Logan Oliver

VP of Internal Affairs

Major: International Affairs, Political Science
Minor: Chinese
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Pragathi Kallampunathil

Pragathi Kallampunathil

Alumni Relations Chair

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Political Science, Psychology
Concentration: Latin America
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Sophia Rubbo

Sophia Rubbo

Major: International Affairs, Spanish
Minor: History
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
SIR class: Tau

Valentina Trujillo

Valentina Trujillo

VP of Membership

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Upsilon Class

Abigail Cain

Abigail Cain

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

Alexandra Kicior

Alexandra Kicior

Academic Chair

Major: International Affairs, Geography
Minor: Journalism
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Anjali Patel

Anjali Patel

Major: International Affairs, Peace Studies
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Sophomore
SIR class: Upsilon

Apurva Joshi

Apurva Joshi

New Member Integration Chair

Major: International Affairs
Minor: French
Concentration: International Development and Contemporary Cultures and Societies
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Junior
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

Benjamin Eberle

Benjamin Eberle

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

Cormac Brown

Cormac Brown

Major: Middle East Studies
Minor: Arabic
Pronouns: he/him/his
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

Danielle Whyte

Danielle Whyte

DEI Chair

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

Eliza Price

Eliza Price

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

Josh Daley

Josh Daley

Recruitment Chair

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

Juan Vidaurre

Juan Vidaurre

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

Krishina Ramani

Krishina Ramani

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

Luca Prozzillo

Luca Prozzillo

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

Mackenzie Gabriel-Lazette

Mackenzie Gabriel-Lazette

Recruitment Chair

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

Maria Papera

Maria Papera

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

Mason Tsai

Mason Tsai

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Economics
Concentration: Asia
Pronouns: he/him/his
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

Nicole Wei

Nicole Wei

Major: International Affairs
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

Nora Fitzgerald

Nora Fitzgerald

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Journalism
Concentration:  Conflict Resolution, Africa
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

Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose

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

Sofia Chertorivski

Sofia Chertorivski

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

Sophie Rice

Sophie Rice

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

Tressel Stone

Tressel Stone

Academic Chair

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

Zoel Boublil

Zoel Boublil

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