Promoting Youth Education in International Relations
 

OUR TEAM:

GIRA is composed entirely of Georgetown student volunteers committed to the highest standards of international education.

 
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Officers of the Board


Jeremy Cohen

Chief Executive Officer

abhinav saravanan

chief financial officer

Abhi is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2021 majoring in International Economics and minoring in Spanish. Hailing from West Lafayette, Indiana Abhi was not very involved in Model UN in high school and spent most of his free time doing work for the debate team. Abhi has only gotten more involved in MUN recently after having staffed both NCSC and NAIMUN as a crisis analyst. Outside of GIRA, Abhi serves as the Vice President of Risk at the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union which is the largest entirely student run credit union in the world. Abhi is also a member of the Student Activities Commission at Georgetown where he serves as the secretary and new club development coordinator where he has helped over 15 clubs find their space on campus. With a passion for international affairs, Abhi is extremely excited for the opportunity to serve as GIRA’s Chief Financial Officer for the upcoming fiscal year.

Charlotte Phillips

Chief Operating Officer

A member of the class of 2020 in the College at Georgetown, Charlotte majors in government and history with a minor in Spanish. Her particular passion is urban development and the intersection of urban and imperial governments in the 19th and 20th centuries. Originally from New York City, Charlotte competed and staffed Model UN conferences throughout high school. At Georgetown, she has staffed both NCSC and NAIMUN, serving most recently as the Director-General of NAIMUN LVI. When not engaged in Model UN work, Charlotte works as a wilderness trip leader with Georgetown’s Outdoor Education program, and has spent several summers leading extended trips through Maine’s backwoods. She has also worked as a tutor with the D.C. Reads program, which promotes literacy in Washington’s elementary schools. Passionate about both education and international affairs, she is thrilled for the opportunity to be on this board and help further GIRA’s mission.

Siddharth Muchhal

Chief Global Strategist

Siddharth Muchhal is a member of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Class of 2021, studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs along with Global Business. He has been involved in Model UN since high school and has attended or staffed 20+ conferences. Most recently, he served as an Under-Secretary General at NAIMUN and NCSC, Georgetown's high school and collegiate Model UN conference, respectively. Outside of Model UN, Siddharth has worked as a community journalist for the past six years, focusing on stories related to local government and business. He is also a class representative in student government, a member of a strategy consulting club, and an active member in the South Asian cultural and dance community. In his free time, Siddharth loves to go hiking and watch late night comedy.

Henry Westerman

Chief Communications Officer

Henry Westerman is a member of the School of Foreign Service, studying Science Technology and International Affairs with a minor in Spanish. Born and raised in Somerville, Massachusetts with the dorm decor to prove it, Henry found a natural home in the GIRC/GIRA-sphere at Georgetown after participating in Model UN throughout high school. Since coming to Georgetown, Henry has staffed both NCSC and NAIMUN, serving as a proud member of the NAIMUN LVI secretariat in the now defunct Deputy Undersecretary General position for the Councils Boards and Courts organ. Outside of GIRA, Henry works at the Writing Center, and also is honored to hold the prestigious title of GUSA Historian. As CCO, Henry hopes to reimagine GIRA's image, both on campus and off, seeking to strengthen traditional relationships while fostering new ones. Reach out to Henry with any ideas about opportunities for GIRA partnerships! 

Mahek Ahmad

Executive Secretary

Mahek is a member of Georgetown College's Class of 2022 majoring in Government and minoring in Arabic and Women and Gender Studies. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, she is an avid foodie and is always on the lookout for the best eats in DC. Mahek travels on the Model UN team and is the Director of Programming for NCSC XLVII. Outside of Model UN, she is a Carroll Fellow, a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Sorority and the Student Relations Chair of the South Asian Society, through which she helps organize the annual Rangila dance showcase to raise money for various nonprofit organizations. In her free time, she enjoys binge-watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine and searching for the prettiest picnic spots. Mahek is very excited to serve as Executive Secretary and can't wait to give back to the community!


Conference Executives


Mark Wilcox

Secretary-General, NCSC XLVII

Mark Wilcox is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s Class of 2021 and is majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Originally from Chesterton, Indiana, he is a loyal proponent of all things Midwest. His high school did not have Model UN, so instead he did debate for all four years. As he transitioned to college, he found Model UN to be a close fit to all the things that he loved about debate, so now he loves to travel with the team and staff their conferences. Outside of Model UN, he enjoys taking part in other activities, like tutoring for the After-School Kids program through the Center for Social Justice and being a Resident Assistant in a freshman dorm. Sometimes, he also likes to make radical life decisions like potentially changing majors because of Grey's Anatomy or wearing Crocs despite lots of snow. In order to get a break from many of his self-induced stresses, Mark loves to critically watch movies, spend time with friends, and simply explore new and exciting avenues of life.

Raphy Hupez

Executive Director, NCSC XLVII

Raphy Hupez is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s class of 2021, majoring in International Economics and minoring in Italian. Her international upbringing growing up in New Delhi, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C. sparked her interest in international affairs. She started being involved with Model UN her sophomore year of high school as a delegate, and started staffing once she started college. She served on Senior Staff for NCSC XLVI as Director of Operations, and served as Chair of Vercingetorix’s Confederation for NAIMUN LVI. Outside of Model UN, Raphy is involved with the Georgetown University Lecture Fund and co-curricular theater on campus having served as Technical Director for Nomadic Theatre’s 2018-19 winter show. Raphy loves going to bakeries with friends as they help her in her quest of finding DC’s best french pastries. She is incredibly excited to be serving as your Executive Director for NCSC XLVII and make this the best NCSC yet!!

Neehar Mahidadia

Secretary-General, NAIMUN LVII

Neehar Mahidadia is a member of the Class of 2021 in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS), majoring in healthcare management & policy with a minor in science, technology & international affairs (STIA). Hailing from Edison, New Jersey, Neehar has competed on the MUN circuit for all four years of high school, previously served as the USG of General Assemblies at NAIMUN LVI, USG of Assemblies & Summits for NAIMUN’s sister conference, NCSC and went to Chengdu, China this to staff the first NAIMUN China. Neehar is also the Secretary-General for the first iteration of NAIMUN Southeast Asia, hosted in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2019. When he isn’t binge-watching literally every show on Netflix or attending Georgetown Basketball games, Neehar serves on the NHS Academic Council, choreographs for the Georgetown South Asian Society charity show known as Rangila and is a consultant at Hilltop Consultants. Neehar cannot wait to share his passion for Model UN with all of you at NAIMUN LVII

Alyssa Kardos

Executive Director, NAIMUN LVII

Alyssa Erin Kardos is a proud member of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, Class of 2021, studying Global Health with a minor in Theology. Serving on NAIMUN general staff as a Rapporteur in WHO was her first exposure to the world of MUN. Since then she has enjoyed her experiences as the Director of Outreach on NCSC, Georgetown’s college MUN conference, and as Director of Business on NAIMUN LVI. Alyssa migrated from Southern California to attend Georgetown and is still trying to grasp the concept of seasons. Around campus Alyssa assistant teaches at the Hoya Kids Learning Center, speaks with prospective students through the Georgetown Admissions Ambassador Program, welcomes new students through New Student Orientation, and discover new foods while working on the Georgetown Farmer’s Market Board. Her other passions include talking about herself in third person, eating free samosas, and wearing her bright pink crocs. Alyssa is ecstatic to serve as your Executive Director to make this the best NAIMUN yet!


Conference Executives Emeriti


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Abbey Nichols

Executive Director, NAIMUN LVI

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Chase Wagers

Secretary-General, NAIMUN LVI

 

Avery League

Executive Director, NCSC XLVI

Suraag Srinivas

Secretary-General, NCSC XLVI