Board of Directors
Suraag is a member of the Class of 2020 in the School of Foreign Service, studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Business, Growth, and Development. He has been a member of the IRC since the beginning of his freshman year and has participated in the club at all levels, from attending IRC events, to staffing NAIMUN, to serving as the Secretary-General of NCSC, the IRC’s collegiate MUN conference. Having participated in Model UN since his Junior year of high school, Suraag is excited to be serving as the Conferences Coordinator and Head Delegate for the 2019-2020 school year. Outside of the IRC, Suraag is a choreographer for Rangila, Georgetown’s South Asian dance showcase, and serves on the Board of Hilltop Consultants, a student-run group that consults for nonprofits. If you have any questions on how to get involved with GU MUN or the IRC, don’t hesitate to reach out to him!
Chief of Staff
Alexander (Alex) Chen is a proud member of the Class of 2022 in Georgetown College, pursuing a double major in Computer Science and Economics. Originally from Scarsdale, New York but now living in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Alex competed in MUN in high school while boarding in Boston. Alex regularly competes in the college MUN circuit with GUMUN and has staffed at both Georgetown’s College MUN Conference, NCSC, and Georgetown’s High School MUN Conference, NAIMUN. He also serves as the Undersecretary-General of the National Security Apparatus for NAIMUN LVII. Outside of Model UN, Alex is the Director of Logistics for TEDxGeorgetown and a Georgetown College Peer Advisor. He also enjoys traveling around, listening to and playing music, and watching Netflix (If you need any suggestions, he has a running list of shows of at least 17 titles).
Director of Academic Programming
Kaden Kessel is a member of the class of 2022 in the School of Foreign Service, where he is pursuing an International Politics Major with a concentration in security and a minor in Arabic. Originally from Los Angeles, he spent this past summer studying abroad in Amman, Jordan, and is more than happy to talk your ear off about it. In high school, Kaden was very involved with Human Rights Watch, JDRF, Seeds of Peace, and competing in Parliamentary Debate. In college, he spends most of his time studying Arabic, boxing, and watching tv: mostly New Girl and Hawaii Five-0, he is a film connoisseur. Kaden cannot wait to continue bringing exciting events to the IRC.
Director of Outreach
J. Harper Thomas is a member of the School of Foreign Service, Class of 2022. He plans on majoring in International Political Economy with a minor in Arabic. Harper has been passionate about international affairs since joining Model UN in middle school, and at GIRC was one of the very first clubs he signed up for in college.
Harper was born in Singapore, where he spent most of his childhood before graduating from high school in Shanghai and returning home to the United States for college. At Georgetown, when Harper isn’t working on Arabic homework he’s most likely either helping to organize community events for one of the clubs he’s in, or hopping on a scooter with friends in search of delicious food. When school isn’t in session, Harper’s hobbies include scuba diving, going over his Arabic vocab flashcards (not really), and watching Washington Nationals games. Harper is privileged to serve as GIRC’s Director of Outreach for 2019-2020.
Director of Communications
Sydney Yin is a member of the Class of 2022 in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. Coincidently also from Sydney, a paradise of beaches and brunches, Sydney loves anything involving the outdoors and coffee. Sydney has been a part of the IRC since freshman year and has loved the club’s community and passion for International Relations. She is very excited to serve as the Director of Communications and give back to the community! Outside of the IRC, she is a consultant for Hilltop Consultants, an International Chair for GAAP, and the Professional Development Initiative Chair for the Asian American Student Association.
Director of Special Events
Jack Korologos is a member of Georgetown’s Class of 2021 in the College of Arts & Sciences majoring in Political Economy. Born and raised in New York City, Jack embraces a fast-paced environment. His first interest in Model United Nations began his senior year in high school. That interest became a passion after traveling as a delegate with Georgetown’s Model UN team and staffing both NCSC XLV and NAIMUN LV. Beyond procrastinating every chance he gets, further decorating his apartment, or arguing in favor of the Oxford comma, Jack is a member of the professional Foreign Service fraternity Delta Phi Epsilon. He is also on the Conferences Staff of GUMUN's Travel Team. This past summer, Jack was a Diplomacy Fellow at the Model UN Institute for Best Delegate.
Georgetown Diplomacy and International Security Conference (GDISC) Coordinator
Steven Vo is a member of the Class of 2022 in Georgetown College, where he expects to major in Political Economy and complete the Asian Studies programme. Born in Hanoi and raised in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, he writes for Georgetown’s international relations publication The Caravel and partakes in parliamentary debate. In his free time, Steven enjoys cycling, photographing peculiar architecture, and searching for D.C.’s quintessential flat white. Having joined GDISC as a sub-board member in 2018, he is beyond excited to now serve as GDISC Coordinator for 2019-2020.
Alice is a member of the Walsh School of Foreign Service's Class of 2022 interested in studying East Asian politics. She is from the country roads of New Hartford, New York and, before that, South Korea. Outside of Model UN, Alice is religiously serving Campus Outreach, editing for Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and filling out paperwork at Hoya Taxa. She promises to do her very best in serving as the Treasurer of IRC!
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!