Elodie brings over 6 years of competitive Model UN and leadership experience to her role as Chief Global Strategist, working as Director of Registration for NAIMUN LV, a Logistics Coordinator for the Georgetown University Model UN team, a teaching fellow with both BestDelegate and Alpha Partners Education, and an avid competitor and staffer on the college circuit. A member of the Georgetown School of Foreign Service Class of 2019 pursuing a major in International Politics and a certificate from the Center for Jewish Civilization, Elodie brings her passion for international affairs and diplomacy into her work for GIRA. Outside of the MUN sphere, she serves as an Orientation Advisor at Georgetown, on the board of TEDxGeorgetown, and, in her free time, is an avid runner and enjoys exploring new restaurants in the DC area. During her tenure as Chief Global Strategist, Elodie is excited to preserve GIRAs standard of excellence while working to standardize systems and visions that will expand the mission of GIRA into new regions.
director of external Affairs, isabelle smith
Isabelle Smith is pursuing a major in International Politics as well as a certificate in diplomacy, two subjects that fuel her passion for Model United Nations. After avidly competing in Speech and Debate in high school, she discovered Model UN at Georgetown. She served as a crisis analyst at NCSC and as a director at NAIMUN. She also had the opportunity to chair UN Women in India with Worldview, and she enjoyed experiencing the work of GIRA's international partners up close. Outside of Model UN, Isabelle serves as an Editorial Assistant for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and as the Secretary of Higher Education for the DC Federal Relations Committee. In her free time, she loves attempting Zumba, watching videos of baby animals, and exploring Smithsonians. Isabelle is excited to see GIRA Global grow to reach new students around the world while spreading education about international affairs.
Administrative director, Chase wagers
Chase Wagers is a proud member of the Georgetown University Class of 2020, majoring in Government and minoring in History. He is originally from West Liberty, Kentucky, and will adamantly defend his home turf if challenged on it. Chase first got interested in Model UN at Georgetown, and now brings his passion for MUN to Georgetown's travel team and to Georgetown's two conferences: NCSC and NAIMUN. This will be Chase's third NCSC, having staffed the Pakistani Intelligence Service as a crisis analyst at NCSC XLIV, and Romanian Crown Council as a director at NCSC XLV. Chase also served as an Undersecretary-General of ECOSOCs at Georgetown’s high school conference, NAIMUN LV, and currently serves as the Secretary-General of NAIMUN LVI. Outside of MUN, Chase is involved with Georgetown's student government, is a permanent resident of the library's social floor, and constantly battles the urge to blow more money on takeout, good coffee, and roaming DC with friends. He cannot wait to serve as your Chair for the Soviet side of the JCC, and looks forward to meeting all of you in October!
Administrative Director, JINIA SARKAR
Jinia is a Human Science at Georgetown’s School of Nursing and Health Studies. She has participated in Model UN since she was a freshman in high school, developing her interest in the role of biology in current international affairs. She has continued this passion in college by traveling with Georgetown’s team and staffing GIRA’s conferences for the last two years. When Jinia isn’t struggling with Molecular Cell Biology, she can be found tagging her friends in posts on Facebook, tutoring local high school students, exploring DC, or taking a strictly timed nap. Jinia is excited to further GIRA Global’s programs and be able to involve more students at Georgetown and around the world.
Media, Cooper Vardy
Cooper is an International Politics major and Portuguese minor in the School of Foreign Service Class of 2021. Hailing from Guilford, Connecticut, he has been involved broadly in Model United Nations since sophomore year of high school, and has continued his passion through staffing Georgetown's conferences at various levels, and accompanying the university's travel team. When not involved with Georgetown's International Relations organizations, Cooper works with the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, The Caravel newspaper, and can be found touring Washington D.C.'s vibrant music scene. Cooper is ecstatic to have the opportunity to push GIRA's programs and mission and involve more students from around the world.