The Georgetown International Relations Association is led by a board of directors made up of Georgetown University students.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Robinson
Matthew is a member of the Georgetown College Class of 2018, pursuing a major in Government and a minor in Arab Studies. He hails from the beautiful and very humid Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and enjoyed competing on his Model UN high school team. Matthew has previously served as the Under-Secretary General of Councils, Boards, and Courts at NAIMUN LIII and has competed on the Georgetown Model UN travel team. Outside of the International Relations Club at Georgetown, Matthew also works at the D.C. Attorney General’s office and plays with the Georgetown Club Tennis team. When he is not on the tennis court, in class, or in a meeting, you can find him watching Margaret Thatcher videos, calmly speaking on American politics, or talking with his mom on the phone. As a second generation Jamaican, he enjoys traveling there and will talk Jamaican politics with anyone willing to listen. During his tenure as CEO, Matthew aims to preserve the practices that have allowed the success of the past while also developing the systems and vision that will lead us into the future.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, Aaron Wen
Aaron is a member of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2017, studying International Economics with a certificate in International Business Diplomacy and minor in mathematics. Originally from West Windsor, NJ, he lived overseas in Shanghai, China, before coming back to NJ and ending up at Georgetown. Having attended NAIMUN and other Model UN conferences throughout high school, he was more than happy to continue developing his passion for international affairs by staffing GIRA's conferences. Before becoming the Secretary-General of NAIMUN LIII, he served as the USG of ECOSOCs at NAIMUN LII and as the USG of Assemblies & Summits at NCSC XLII. He now serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Besides all things related to GIRA, he watches too many reruns of How I Met Your Mother, perpetually remains disappointed in the Georgetown men’s basketball team, reads a lot of The Economist, and tries all sorts of new food.
Chief Operating Officer, Matt Ellison
Matt Ellison is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) class of 2018 studying International Politics with a concentration in International Security. Matt has been involved in Model UN—both attending and staffing conferences—for over eight years. In addition to his role of COO on the GIRA board, Matt staffs both of GIRA's conferences, NCSC and NAIMUN. Matt currently serves as Director of Marketing and Executive Assistant for NAIMUN LIV. Matt also works at SFS, assisting with multimedia and communications for the school’s upcoming Centennial celebration. In his free time, Matt enjoys travel, walking along the Potomac River and National Mall, and listening to music and podcasts.
CHIEF Product OFFICER, Jonas Demuri-Siliunas
Jonas DeMuri-Siliunas is a proud member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service Class of 2018, majoring in International Economics. Jonas comes to the Hilltop from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was born and raised. He has long been interested in public speaking and international affairs, having traveled coast to coast for Model UN and debate since high school. In addition to his role on the Board of GIRA, Jonas is currently serving as the Undersecretary General of General Assemblies for NAIMUN LIV. He also the Director of Marketing of Hilltop Consultants, a student-run consulting firm that provides innovative strategies for non-profits around the world. He is passionate about international social entrepreneurship and has spent the last two summers working abroad. In his free time, Jonas enjoys photography, exploring DC and watching the Packers beat the Bears.
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, ERIN LUCK
Erin is a member of the Class of 2019 in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, planning on majoring in International Political Economy. On campus, she has engaged with with the International Relations Club (IRC) on a variety of levels, both as a member of Georgetown's Model UN travel team and as a staffer for both NAIMUN and NCSC. Outside MUN, Erin serves as an Orientation Advisor and works with One World Youth Project, a campus organization dedicated to introducing global themes into public education. Originally from LaPorte, Indiana, she is a big fan of all things Midwest, especially reruns of Parks and Rec. Although a first-year member of GIRA, she is looking forward to learning more about the organization and helping to further its mission of international service.
Secretary-General, NAIMUN LIV, Garrett williams
Garrett Williams is a junior in Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, pursuing majors in International Business and Finance with a minor in Chinese. Garrett was born in Washington, D.C. but lived most recently in Southern California before attending Georgetown. Garrett has been participating in Model UN since freshman year of high school and has had the opportunity to travel to many domestic and international conferences over the years. He served on the secretariats of NCSC XLIII and NAIMUN LIII, and is incredibly excited to continue his love for Model UN as Secretary-General of NAIMUN LIV. Outside of Model UN, Garrett previously interned for the US House Foreign Affairs Committee for the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. At Georgetown, Garrett is a Senior Consultant for Hilltop Consultants, a student-run consulting organization providing strategic business solutions to nonprofit organizations, a campus tour guide, and a brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. Garrett is extremely excited for everything GIRA has in store for the upcoming year and is honored to be a board member!
Executive Director, NAIMUN LIV, Halle Hagan
Halle is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service’s class of 2018, pursuing a major in Science, Technology & International Affairs with a concentration in Business, Growth and Development, as well as a minor in Chinese. Growing up in Hong Kong inspired her interest in international affairs, particularly those concerning Asia. Halle has been involved in Model UN at Georgetown since her freshman year through both NAIMUN and NCSC, as well as on the Georgetown travel team. Halle deepened her involvement in Model UN at Georgetown by serving as the Director of Registration of NAIMUN LIII, and is incredibly thrilled to be serving as the Executive Director of NAIMUN LIV next February. Outside of Model UN, Halle works as an RA in a freshman residence hall, tutors students in the local DC area, and is an avid poetry reader and writer. Halle is very excited to work closely with the rest of her team to create another amazing installment of NAIMUN, and to continue to further GIRA’s mission by providing superb educational experiences for all of NAIMUN’s delegates.
Secretary-General, NCSC XLIV, LYRIC GUPTA
Lyric Gupta is a rising junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Having done Model UN since his freshman year of high school, Lyric has attended or staffed almost 20 conferences, and oddly enough, still isn’t tired of them. When he isn’t devoting his time to all things GIRA, you can find him playing the piano, rooting for the New York Yankees, or sleeping an unhealthily long time. He hopes he can bring his passion for Model United Nations and international affairs to students around the globe.
Executive Director, NCSC XLIV, NATASHA GARAMANI
Natasha is a proud member of the Class of 2018 in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in the Biology of Global Health. She was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, where she discovered a passion for international affairs, and followed these passions to the nation’s capital. At Georgetown, Natasha has loved traveling with the Model UN team and participating in NCSC and NAIMUN. In fact this past year, Natasha was both delighted and honored to serve as the Director of Delegate Affairs for NCSC XLIII. She is excited to be this year’s Executive Director of the 44th National Collegiate Security Conference (NCSC XLIV), where she hopes to continue a tradition of professionalism and excellence. Some of her hobbies include reading, learning new music, and late-night runs to the monuments.
Executive Director Emerita, NAIMUN LIII, Christina Graziano
Christina Graziano is a member of the Class of 2017 in Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, pursuing a major in Accounting and a minor in English. Originally from Roswell, Georgia, she most recently lived in Akron, Ohio but still considers the South home. Although a debater in high school, Christina didn’t fall in love with Model UN until her freshman year at Georgetown upon working on the general staff of NAIMUN LI and NCSC XLI; since then, she has staffed every installment of NCSC and NAIMUN, most recently as the Executive Director of NAIMUN LIII. While not doing MUN, she enjoys serving as a tutor at Georgetown’s Writing Center, exploring the food scene of DC, and volunteering with Jumpstart, an education outreach organization on campus. As NAIMUN's Executive Director Emerita, Christina looks forward to mentoring NAIMUN's current executives, and she is eager to continue GIRA’s mission of promoting youth education in international affairs.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITA, NCSC XLIII, GRACE KIM
Grace is a proud member of the Class of 2017 in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy. Born in Seoul, Korea but raised in Las Vegas, Grace has always had an inclination for international affairs, prompting her to pursue her undergraduate studies in the nation's capital. At Georgetown, she has thoroughly enjoyed her experiences with NCSC, NAIMUN, and the conferences program. This past year, Grace was honored to serve as the Executive Director for NCSC XLIII. Grace has previously served as Director of Delegate Affairs for NCSC XLII and the Director of Marketing and Executive Assistant for NAIMUN LII. Outside of Model UN and GIRA, Grace serves as Chair of the 16th Carroll Round Undergraduate Economic Conference.