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, Finance and Outreach Teams, and Impact Analysis. 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.
Dahlia Elgonemy is a senior 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.
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, a part of the Muslim Students Association (MSA), and a Computer Science TA at Georgetown. In her free time she likes to take photos of nature, go to the gym, and ride her motorcycle.
Deputy Executive Director
Brenda Zhong is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics. She is from Long Island, New York, and her hobbies include yoga, exploring new restaurants with friends, and giving campus tours. Brenda is an active member in Georgetown Global Consulting, the Student Advocacy Office (SAO), Lecture Fund, and Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Eta Tau Chapter.
Maeve Silk is a senior in the College, majoring in English and History, and minoring in Art History. Maeve is from Northfield, IL, a suburb of Chicago, and enjoys visiting museums, hiking, and trying new restaurants in her free time.
Eshan Karla is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying Global Business and minoring in Psychology. Eshan is from Phoenix, Arizona and in his free time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with his dog.
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.
Max Preiser is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Culture and Politics (CULP) and minoring in Arabic. He is a Project Manager at SIPS and is looking forward to developing more projects through his time on the Executive Committee. Max grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in London. In his free time, he enjoys reading and walking around Georgetown.
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.
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.
Anisa Bhandari is a junior 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!
Felipe Dreesmann is a freshman in the School of Foreign Service with an interest in the intersection between international affairs and business. Felipe was born and raised in London, and is half-Brazilian and half-Dutch. Outside of class, Felipe enjoys skiing and reading.
Anya Pallamreddy is from Bangalore, India. She is currently a freshman in the College and hopes to possibly major in Economics and Math. Outside of the classroom, she’s really passionate about sports and fitness (she did competitive swimming in high school!) and learning new languages. Having grown up in India, she has become more and more interested in social entrepreneurship over the years and is so excited to be a part of SIPS to take that passion forward both for herself and for others.
Internal Operations Director
Maeve Tuohey is from Silver Spring, Maryland and is a freshman in the College majoring in Justice and Peace Studies. She loves hiking, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends. She is a member of the Hoya, College Democrats, and GIVES (the random acts of kindness club).
Deputy Outreach Director
Taryn Moore is a sophomore in the MSB double majoring in Operations & Analytics and Management. On campus, she is involved with Innovo Consulting, the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Edunomics Lab, and the Georgetown Writing Center. Even though she’s from the DMV, she still loves doing all the touristy things around D.C., and can be frequently spotted wandering around the Georgetown neighborhood or catching the bus to the National Mall. In her free time, she loves doing anything arts & crafts related and binge watching early 2000s reality TV shows.