Executive Board


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President: Sam Sherman

Sam is a senior studying International Relations and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) studies at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies. Originally from Jupiter (it’s a real place in Florida, promise), he has learned to love the snowy winters in Boston. Perpetually restless, he prefers standing rather than sitting in almost any situation and wandering aimlessly around cities for fun. He has served as both the Modern Crisis Coordinator for BU’s collegiate conference BarMUN VII as well as Operations Director of BosMUN XV. Outside of Model UN, Sam spends most of his time thinking about political trends in the Arab world, hypothesizing who will die next in Game of Thrones, and eating Sour Patch Watermelons. Sam is thrilled to serve as President for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year!

Vice President: Meaghan Delaney

Meaghan is a junior studying International Relations with a focus on Foreign Policy and Security Studies in the Pardee School of Global Studies with a minor in Business administration. She hails from New Jersey and thinks her love of all things international stems from her very diverse hometown. While she is passionate about International Affairs and humanity, the arts are a huge part of her life. She is a modern dancer, and she has worked with many choreographers and danced on many different stages in the NYC/NJ metro area. She has also served as the Charge d’Affaires of BarMUN VIII. She is so excited to serve as the Vice President of BUIAA for this semester. She hopes to run interesting and engaging Global Insights meetings, and engage the entire International Relations community on campus. Outside of international relations and dance, she loves to explore Boston and New York City, eat at many different restaurants (she is a self- proclaimed foodie), listen to Lana Del Rey, rap Nas, laugh often, and maintain a positive attitude with a smile.

Treasurer: Shivansh Chaturvedi

Shivansh – or Shiv, if you prefer – is a sophomore Trustee Scholar in the Kilachand Honors College, studying Economics and Mathematics. While born and raised in seven cities across India, he has spent the last seven years in Nairobi, Kenya: the place he calls home. Throughout his time in Kenya, Shivansh was heavily involved with MUN, and attended international conferences around the world as co-president of the MUN program at his high-school. His international exposure and upbringing, combined with his love for economics, have led to his hope to work for the World Bank towards economic development and sustainability. Currently serving as Conference Affairs Director for BosMUN XVI, Shivansh is also an International Peer Mentor, an Ambassador for the Kilachand Honors College, a Kanye West and The Weeknd enthusiast, and an international travel aficionado (21 countries down, countless more to go).

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Secretary: Sara Van Velkinburgh

Sara is a sophomore in the Pardee School of Global Studies majoring in International Relations and minoring in Spanish. She is originally from Denver, Colorado, which she adamantly insists is the West Coast. While she loves the life of the city, there is some part of her that desires to be a mountain hermit. She loves escaping to the mountains to hike, bike, ski, and snowboard, or simply curl up with a book, most likely Game of Thrones. In her free time she likes to run, read, and do mini-projects like puzzles. Unfortunately she is completely oblivious to pop culture, a fact that proves continually entertaining. Outside of BUIAA Sara is heavily involved in BU’s Tango Initiative! She can’t wait for another fantastic year with BUIAA!

Marketing Director: Raina Kadavil

Raina Kadavil is a sophomore studying International Relations and minoring in Economics, and specializing in International Systems and World Order in the Middle East and North Africa in the Pardee School of Global Studies. She is the co-founder and President of Global Ambassadors Interact and the REACT News series, which she has now established at BU. She has interned with UNA-USA and for the Youth Assembly at the United Nations as Programming Coordinator, and is a 2015 Coca Cola Scholar. She recently published her first novel, “The Voice of Thunder,” is currently finishing up its sequel, “The Dying of Empires.” She writes for BU’s International Relations Review, and is the person to go to if you want a tour of the Museum of Fine Arts. She is a Bollywood Fusion dancer for the BU team Chankaar, and loves choreographing, writing, hiking, and exploring. She will defend all things women’s rights and Harry Potter. She can’t wait to help make BUIAA better than ever as this year’s Marketing Director.

Head Delegate: Jessica Mansur

Jessica is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Economics. While the logistics are still in question, she continues to hold on to her lofty dream of helping save the world. Specifically, she is interested in poverty alleviation and how government structure influences economic stability. Jessie considers herself a true Midwestern, having been born and raised in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota. She has loved being able to explore Boston and experience all that the East Coast has to offer. Outside of BUIAA, Jessie can be found updating her Spotify playlists religiously, trying any and all new foods, and reliving her favorite seasons of Survivor. Jessie is very excited to be this year’s Head Delegate and cannot wait to see the Travel Team through what’s sure to be its most successful year yet!

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Secretary General of BarMUN: Kaitlyn Perrault

Kaitlyn Perreault is a Junior at Boston University in the Kilachand Honor’s College, Pre-Law double majoring in Psychology and International Relations with a focus on foreign policy and security. She is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and is planning on attending law school and pursuing a career in international law. She is a dog person, a bibliophile, a francaphone, and the Secretary-General of BarMUN IX.

Secretary General of BosMUN:Christina Lucas

Christina Lucas is a junior studying Economics and International Relations with a specialization in international business and politics in Europe. Jupiter, Florida is her hometown but, if you know her, you know she prefers Boston’s snowy winters to Jupiter’s sunny beaches. Outside of BUIAA, Christina is the College of Arts and Sciences Student Government President and also serves as a Dean’s Host. She has a passion for salsa dancing, loves Hershey’s Almond bars and her guilty pleasure is binge watching Netflix. Secretary-General is a challenge Christina is honored to undertake; she cannot wait to make this the best BosMUN yet!!

Global Civics Director: Henrik Choy

Henrik is a junior at Boston University studying International Relations with a focus in International Business and Politics in Europe. He is the Director of Global Civics for the 2016-2017 academic year. He is from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California, where the East Bay hills never fail to give him a sense of nostalgia and peace. Despite growing up in a quiet suburb, Henrik enjoys city life and thinks it is normal to wake up to the loud sounds of construction and garbage trucks. A history buff, he enjoys travelling to see historical sights as well as watching documentaries after a long day (which explains why he is also a History minor). Outside of the work world, you will find Henrik wandering around the Boston area, losing his voice at BU hockey games, enjoying a meal at a restaurant, and reading books with a cup of coffee.

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Co Editor-In-Chief of the IR Review: Anushka Pinto

Anushka is the Co Editor-in- Chief of the IR Review. With an interest in writing and design, her role includes editing submissions and contributing to the layout as well as overseeing and managing the entire publication. As a junior and a College of General Studies (CGS’15) alumnus, Anushka has continued into the Pardee School of Global Studies within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS’17) and is pursing a degree in International Relations and a minor in Chinese. Her academic interests include war history, especially the Second World War, and Chinese language studies. Currently in her fifth semester of Chinese, Anushka hopes to be able to study abroad in Shanghai and fully immerse herself in the Chinese language and culture. In addition to Co Editor-in-Chief of the IR Review, she is very involved in Boston University’s Student Government Association and is Treasurer of the Asian Studies Initiative (ASIABU).

Co Editor-In-Chief of the IR Review: Morgan Peterson

Morgan is a junior double majoring in International Relations with a concentration in the Environment and Development in Latin America, and Spanish Language. Morgan has travelled all across Latin America, falling in love with the diverse cultures and peoples the region has to offer. She also has special interests in women’s education and empowerment, recently fulfilling a local internship in the field. When she is not hard at work you can find her reading an interesting book at a coffee shop, exploring the historic streets of Boston, or sampling delicious food at a local restaurant. For further inquires concerning the International Relations Review or to contact Morgan personally please email irr@buiaa.org.

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