Rebecca is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College majoring in Global Affairs and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Rebecca grew up in Taiwan, but has spent the majority of her life traveling between Taiwan, Sweden, and the UK -- which has definitely fostered in her an ever-increasing appreciation for airports, sampling new cuisines, and exploring the world! Other than serving as President for Yale's International Relations Association, Rebecca is also involved in other YIRA constituent programs, having served as this past year's ASG of Domestic Delegations for YMUN, the USG of Marketing for YMUN Korea, the USG of Sponsorship for SCSY and the USG of Conference for Yale Model Government Europe. She is also a member of Yale's competitive Model UN team. Outside of YIRA, Rebecca also loves eating blueberry pancakes, drinking lemon-ginger tea and telling herself that today's the day she's going to go to the gym.
Isa Magraner, Vice President
Isa Magraner is a junior in Grace Hopper College, majoring in American Studies with a focus on the intersection of Black and Latinx communities, politics, and popular culture. She is born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, but her familial roots are in Puerto Rico so her two main loves in life are BBQ and beaches. Isa has been involved with YIRA since her first semester at Yale, starting out on the YMUN secretariat and later expanding to YMGE. Outside of YIRA, she is extremely involved with the Hopper community, student government, and her sorority Alpha Phi. She looks forward to helping strengthen YIRA's sense of community and directing the organization's international research trip program. If you'd like to share any ideas or thoughts you may have, feel free to reach out at email@example.com or catch her "studying" at Blue State!
Elisabeth Siegel, Deputy Executive Director
Elisabeth is a global affairs major from California and is currently the deputy executive director for YIRA. In addition, she founded the Yale International Policy Competition this past year and is the online managing editor of the Yale Review of International Studies. In the past, she has been involved with YMGE, YMUN, and SCSY. She is the co-president of Middle Eastern Resolution for Education, Action and Dialogue, a discussion group on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She interned at the Middle East Institute last summer. In her free time, she is the art director of Sine Theta Magazine, an arts magazine by and for the Sino diaspora. She misses her cat.
Aman Kabeer, Treasurer
Aman Kabeer is the Treasurer
Michael Borger, Secretary
Michael is the Secretary of the Yale International Relations Association.
Jessica Ainooson, SCSY Secretary-General
Jessica Ainooson is a sophomore at Yale, a young moose in Ezra Stiles college. She is from Boston, Massachusetts by way of Ghana. Jessica is the current Secretary-General of SCSY. She was also Under Secretary-General of Specialized Committees for Yale Model UN. As History of Science and Medicine major and a Global Health Fellow, she spends a lot of time taking classes titled "Health & ...". Outside of YIRA, she is the co-president of Dzana, on the Board of Urban Improvement Core, and a member of the spoken word group Oye. Outside of that, Jessica is obsessed with ice-cream, music (everything except country), and writing.
Anin Luo, YMGE President
Anin is the President of Yale Model Government Europe, a crisis conference based on the European Parliament held in November every year. She is a member of Timothy Dwight College class of 2020 and majoring in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and cycling. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eujin Jang, YMUNK Secretary-General
Eujin is the YMUNK Secretary-General
Ben Wang, YMUNT Secretary-General
Ben is currently a junior double majoring in biomedical engineering and economics. Though international relations is a far cry from vascular mechanics and drug pricing policy, Ben's excited to be able continue his involvement in Model UN that began in high school, and has loved being a part of the YIRA community. Prior to serving as the Secretary General of YMUNT, Ben has fulfilled a number of Secretariat roles across YMUN, SCSY, and YMUNT. Outside of Model UN, Ben can be seen on campus working on a small biotechnology startup called Simplex Sciences, doing photography, and drinking unhealthy amounts of boba.
Susie Beyl, Hemispheres Director
Susie is the Director of Hemispheres.
Gabi Limón, YRIS Managing Editor
Gabi Limón is the YRIS Managing Editor.
Nico Religa, MUNTY Head Delegate
Nico Religa is the MUNTY Head Delegate
Ziad Ahmed (TD '21) is a first-year hoping to double major in Global Affairs and Cognitive Science. He is from the greatest town on earth: Princeton, New Jersey -- where he tries to escape to as often as possible as, like Drake, he only really loves his bed and his mom. In YIRA (outside of serving as Executive Director of YMUNI), Ziad competes on the Model United Nations Team at Yale (MUNTY), teaches with Hemispheres, and staffs the on-campus conferences. Outside of YIRA, Ziad is an active member of the Yale College Democrats and the Yale Muslim Students Association. He also serves as a TD Community Engagement Fellow at LEAP, a local New Haven non-profit, where he focuses on communications work. Ziad is known to talk quite literally non-stop, so if you want to glimpse of that -- check out where he rambles most often via his twitter @ziadtheactivist! Also, to see a picture of Ziad where he doesn't look like he's in pain -- check out his insta @zidolikespies!