Executive Board

Tuaha Mubarak | President

Tuaha is a senior in Boston University’s School of Management studying Business Administration and Marketing. He is originally from Lahore, Pakistan, and loves addressing misconceptions about it. Once he joined the club as a crisis staffer his freshman year, he instantly fell in love with BUIAA and all that it had to offer. Since then, Tuaha has served as the Under Secretary General at BosMUN XII, Vice President for the year 2013-2014, and his passion for public speaking dragged him to every Travel Team & Global Insights meeting. When free, Tuaha loves traveling, cooking, trying different cuisines, singing and writing. If you like human rights, keeping up with international affairs, all TV shows, international music, and drinking Shirley Temples, we are sure that you and Tuaha will get along pretty well.

Claudia Morera | Vice-President

Claudia Morera is a senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in French. Hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, Claudia moved to Boston when she was 12 and has been a proud resident of Brookline ever since.  She is just returning from spending a year studying abroad in Paris at SciencesPo and can’t be more excited to be serving as BUIAA’s Vice President. Claudia got involved her freshman year with BUIAA as a crisis staffer for BosMUN and has been hooked ever since. She was an avid participant of the Travel Team her sophomore year and served as Secretary on the Eboard during her second semester sophomore year. In her spare time Claudia enjoys traveling, discovering new foods, and watching obsessive amounts of television (Netflix was basically created for her).

Prithvi Hingorani | Treasurer

Prithvi is a senior majoring in Economics. He has been a part of the BUIAA since freshman year, serving on the secretariat for BU’s high school MUN conference (BosMUN) twice, staffing BU’s collegiate conference BarMUN, and participating on the collegiate circuit with the BUIAA Travel Team. This is Prithvi’s second year as Treasurer of the group. When he isn’t doing school/BUIAA stuff, you can find him soaking up the sun on BU Beach, people-watching on Marsh Plaza, or just walking around Boston.

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Patricia Perez | Secretary

Patricia is a junior studying Political Science and minoring in Anthropology. Ever since arriving to BU from the island of enchantment, Puerto Rico, she has participated in all things BUIAA. She is extremely interested in Latin America and its role in the world. Among other things, Patricia is obsessed with make-up, books, and food. When she’s not doing anything BUIAA related you can find her racing through books of every genre or watching make-up tutorials on YouTube. She’s honored to be part of the BUIAA e-board and can’t wait for the year ahead!

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John Benducci | Marketing Director

John is a sophomore in the School of Management majoring in Marketing with a minor in International Relations. He is originally from Dumont, New Jersey – a small town that he has lived in his entire life before coming to BU. John joined BUIAA his first week of freshman year and has loved it ever since! Outside of executive board, John also serves as the Chargé d’Affaires for BarMUN VII, is a proud member of the Travel Team, volunteers at the Community Service Center, and has recently become a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda. In his spare time, John loves watching reality television (e.g. Survivor, Big Brother, and RuPaul’s Drag Race), playing Just Dance, Mario Kart, and Super Smash Bros., and baking Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake.

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Brandon Tomkiewicz | BosMUN XIII Secretary-General

Brandon is a senior at Boston University studying International Relations, Political Science, and Chinese. He is originally from Western New York, where he surprisingly fell in love with world affairs and politics. Brandon has staffed both BosMUN and BarMUN in the past. Last year, he had the honor of being the USG for Crisis Committees for BosMUN XIII. In his free time, Brandon likes to watch Netflix, hang out with friends, and prowling the internet for pug memes. Brandon is really excited to share the BosMUN experience with both delegates and staff. He guarantees that the conference will be an amazing time that you will not want to miss.

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Julie George | BarMUN VII Secretary-General

Julie is a junior studying Political Science and English. She hails from Long Island, New York, but calls Boston her home! She simply cannot imagine being anywhere else! Engaging in controversial and current debates about worldly conflicts, reading, and trying diverse ethnic foods are a few of her interests.  In her free time, she likes to make art and travel to new places! Her love for public speaking, politics, and international affairs began in early high school and has grown tremendously from being a part of the Boston University International Affairs Association, especially the Travel Team. She has also served a co-chair for BarMUN V and BarMUN VI’s Chief Financial Officer. Currently, Julie is the Secretary-General for BarMUN VII and cannot wait for the conference to meet all the delegates! You can contact her at sg@barmun.org with any comments or questions.

Vincent Jordan | IR Review Editor-in-Chief

Vincent is senior majoring in International Relations and minoring in French. His academic interests include security and intelligence studies, international energy issues and Asian regional studies. His love for journalism led him to the IR Review last year and this year he hopes to put out an even stronger product. When he’s not editing submissions or laying out the IRR, he can be found reading, drinking tea, or playing guitar (in addition to copious amounts of Netflix). He can be reached for questions about and submissions to the IRR at irr@buiaa.org.

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Alix Neenan | Model UN Head Delegate

Alix is a junior studying International Relations and Arabic. She hails from Connecticut but has a passion for country cuisine (shrimp and grits), music (George Strait), and state of mind (relaxing in the sun) thanks to her Southern family. Alix has been heavily involved in all things BUIAA since her first week at BU, and cannot wait to lead the Model UN team to victory this year! When Alix isn’t doing all things MUN, she can be found exploring the psyche of Winston Churchill, doing yoga, and sipping on Diet Coke.