Executive Committee

The Executive Committee (EC) is the workhorse of the SIPS Fund. From project evaluation to managing the endowment fund to hosting events, the EC serves as the public face of SIPS. The Executive Committee meets every week and runs through various agenda items including potential partnerships, upcoming Board meetings, and applicants in the project pipeline.

Made up entirely of students, our team consists of an Executive Director, Managing Director, Operations Director, Project Managers, and a Finance and Marketing Team. Together, the EC ensures that SIPS is providing the resources necessary for students to engage in socially innovative projects or public service opportunities, whether here in the U.S. or abroad.

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Executive Director

Dahlia Elgonemy is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying Global Business with a minor in Arabic. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay area, and her hobbies include playing the piano and harp, making jewelry, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Managing Director

Sabria Kazmi is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Science, Technology and International Affairs (STIA) and minoring in Computer Science and Russian. Sabria is a member of Georgetown Global Consulting and the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at Georgetown. In her free time she likes to take photos of nature, go to the gym, ride her motorcycle, and watch Netflix.

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Operations Director

Brenda Zhong is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, studying International Politics. She is from Long Island, New York, and her hobbies include dance, going to beach sunsets with friends, and watching rom-com movies. Brenda is an active member in Georgetown Global Consulting, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Georgetown’s KKG sorority, and Hoyasana.

Maeve

Deputy Outreach Director

Maeve Silk is a senior in the College, majoring in English and History, and minoring in Art History. She loves playing tennis, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends in her free time. Maeve is interested in SIPS because it’s a great opportunity to learn more about how to invest in and develop social impact projects that are working to solve issues that she cares about.

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Finance Director

Eshan Karla is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics. Eshan is from Phoenix, Arizona and in his free time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with his dog.

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Project Manager

Quinten Dreesmann is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs, with minors in Theology and Economics. Although he hails from London, England, his alma mater is the United World College in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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Project Manager

Robin Huang is a member of the School of Foreign Service Class of 2023 studying International Politics with a minor in Public Health. She calls Chapel Hill, North Carolina her hometown, but also lived in Singapore for several years. In her free time, Robin enjoys watercolour painting and hiking. She is so excited to realize her fellow Hoyas’ social impact projects through SIPS!

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Project Manager

Zahra Wakilzada is a SIPS Project Manager. She started her work with SIPS during the spring semester of her first-year. She is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics and double minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and Diplomatic Studies. In her free time, Zahra enjoys creative writing including poetry and blogs in English and Persian.

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Project Manager

Max Murdock is a junior in the McDonough School of Business with a major in finance and a pre-med concentration. Originally from Gloucester, a town on the north shore of Massachusetts, Max is a passionate fan of Boston sports teams. Max is also a barista at Uncommon Grounds and enjoys playing golf as a member of the Georgetown club team.

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Project Manager

Anisa Bhandari is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service planning to major in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She is from London, UK, and loves to sing, write and spend time with family and friends. She is excited to engage with Georgetown’s social impact initiatives through SIPS!