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Omicron Class

Bianka Kern

Bianka Kern

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Claire Knox

Claire Knox

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Claudia Santillan-Vazquez

Claudia Santillan-Vazquez

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Evy Vannoy

Evy Vannoy

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Religion
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/they
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Hailey Knowles

Hailey Knowles

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Statistics
Concentration: Middle East
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Inaya Ahmed

Inaya Ahmed

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: International Development
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Jada Tanner

Jada Tanner

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Global Public Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Kaveen Desai

Kaveen Desai

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Business Administration
Concentration: Security Policy, International Development
Year: Senior
Pronouns: He/him/his
SIR class: Omicron

Lily LaMattina

Lily LaMattina

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Asia, Global Public Health
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Luke Michel

Luke Michel

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: German, French
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Madison Beltz

Madison Beltz

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Concentration: International Economics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Natalie Caloca

Natalie Caloca

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Conflict Resolution, International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Nicolas Rios

Nicolas Rios

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic
Concentration: Global Public Health
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Nurin Keshwani

Nurin Keshwani

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

Ritika Iyer

Ritika Iyer

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Criminal Justice
Concentration: International Politics
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Sarah Urtz

Sarah Urtz

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Chinese
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Vishva Bhatt

Vishva Bhatt

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic
Concentration: Security Policy, International Environmental Studies
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

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.

Jacob Tafrate

Jacob Tafrate

Intramural Sports Representative

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.

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.

Caroline Beason

Caroline Beason

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Psychology
Concentrations: Asia, International Politics
Personal pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Omicron

Pi Class

Alexis Bass

Alexis Bass

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Public Policy, WGSS
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Pi

Caden Carver

Caden Carver

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Business Administration, Music
Concentration: International Economics
Pronouns: he/him/his
Year: Senior
SIR class: Pi

Daphne Ho

Daphne Ho

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

Emily Zhang

Emily Zhang

Major: Criminal Justice
Minor: International Affairs, Law and Society
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Pi

Noor Qureishy

Noor Qureishy

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Arabic
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Pi

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.

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

Christiana Pittman

Christiana Pittman

Major: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Spanish
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
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

Farene Shahid

Farene Shahid

Major: International Affairs
Concentration: Global Public Health
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
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

Jamie Davis

Jamie Davis

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Music
Concentration: Conflict Resolution
Pronouns: she/her/hers
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

VP of Philanthropy

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

Maddie Vincent

Maddie Vincent

Major: International Affairs
Minor: Geography
Concentration: Security Policy
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Year: Senior
SIR class: Rho

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Matt Staff

Matt Staff

Alternative Greek Representative

Major: International Affairs, Political Science
Concentration: International Politics
Minor: French
Pronouns: he/him/his

Matt is a junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan. In addition to his involvement with SIR, he volunteers for various environmental conservation groups in the DMV area and participates in GW’s intramural basketball. In his free time, he enjoys sightseeing, running, hiking, and playing basketball.

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

Recruitment Chair

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

Alumni Relations Chair

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

New Member Integration Chair

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

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.

Sigma Class

Alex DiCenso

Alex DiCenso

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

Alex Goldbeck

Alex Goldbeck

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

Ananya Sampath

Ananya Sampath

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

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Andrea Grimaldo

Andrea Grimaldo

Social Media Chair

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

Social Chair

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

Recruitment Chair

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

Majors: International Affairs, Economics
Minor: Computer Science
Concentration: International Economics
Personal Pronouns: she/her/hers

Sarah is a junior from New Jersey. She is interested in international economics, data science, and geography. In addition to SIR, she has been a research assistant and plays trombone in GW Bands. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the DC area, going to the movies, and listening to music.

Savannah Sauers

Savannah Sauers

Recruitment Chair

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

Professional Development Chair

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

Social Chair

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

Recruitment Chair

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

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.

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

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: 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

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

Gabby Zeidler

Gabby Zeidler

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: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Jonathan Kay

Jonathan Kay

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

Kyle Lim

Kyle Lim

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

Logan Oliver

Logan Oliver

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

Pragathi Kallampunathil

Pragathi Kallampunathil

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: Sophomore
SIR class: Tau

Valentina Trujillo

Valentina Trujillo

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