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.
Dahlia Elgonemy is a junior in the SFS 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 junior in the SFS majoring in STIA and minoring in Computer Science and Russian. In addition to SIPS, she is also a member of Georgetown Global Consulting and the MSA at Georgetown. She was born in Boston, but has grown up in and lives in Northern VA. In her free time she likes to take photos of nature, go to the gym, ride her motorcycle, and watch Netflix.
Brenda Zhong is a sophomore in the SFS, planning to major in International Politics. She is originally from Long Island, New York, and her hobbies include dance, going to beach sunsets with friends, and watching rom-com movies. Other than SIPS, she is an active member in Georgetown Global Consulting, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Georgetown’s KKG sorority, and Hoyasana.
Lara Adekunle is a senior in the NHS majoring in Global Health and minoring in Economics. Lara is excited to join the SIPS team to extend its reach and create opportunities for students to see their social impact projects come to fruition. She is originally from the Chicago area, and her hobbies include biking, playing sports, doing yoga, and traveling.
Deputy Outreach Director
Maeve Silk is a junior 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.
Eshan Karla is a sophomore in the SFS studying international economics. Eshan is from Phoenix, Arizona and in his free time, he enjoys watching sports and spending time with his dog.
Deputy Finance Director
Yukta Gutta is a junior in the College studying Government, Economics, and Cognitive Science. In addition to SIPS, Yukta is involved in Delta Phi Epsilon (DPE), Georgetown FinTech, and Georgetown International Relations Association (GIRA). She is originally from Sacramento, CA, and enjoys reading poetry and chatting with friends in her free time
Abby Quarm is a sophomore in the MSB planning to study Finance and Operations and Analytics. She is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, and in her free time she enjoys being a Project Manager for HoyAlytics and spending time with family, friends, and her dogs.
Quinten Dreesmann is a junior in the SFS studying STIA with a minor in Theology and Economics. Although he hails from London, England, his alma mater is the United World College in Maastricht, The Netherlands!
Robin Huang is a member of the Walsh 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 prior. In her free time, Robin enjoys watercolour painting and hiking. She is so excited to realize her fellow Hoyas’ social impact projects through SIPS!
Zahra Wakilzada is one of our Project Managers. She started her work with SIPS during the spring semester of her freshman year. She is currently a junior in the SFS majoring in International Politics and double minoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and Diplomatic Studies. In her free time, she enjoys creative writing including poetry and blogs in English and Persian.