D.C. Campus Leadership Board

Fall 2018

Presidents

Chloe Hauenstein — Chloe is a second-year MA student concentrating in International Development. This past summer, Chloe worked as a Summer Associate at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Prior to SAIS, she spent a year in New Delhi, India with a Fulbright Research Grant, researching ways to integrate informal workers into the formal waste management system. After completing her Fulbright Grant, Chloe worked at a market research consulting firm in Los Angeles for two years, helping clients from different industries create business strategies based on consumer insights.

Harrison.jpg Harrison Siegel — Harrison is a second-year MA candidate in International Development & International Economics. This past summer, Harrison worked as an Impact Investing Intern at Quantified Ventures in Washington, DC. Prior to SAIS, Harrison worked for 2.5 years as a life sciences consultant for Huron Consulting Group, offering strategic and compliance solutions to pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, medical device manufacturers, and universities. Before Huron, Harrison served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tonga, where he co-founded and directed a youth leadership and empowerment camp. Harrison holds a BA in History and minors in English & Political Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Vice-Presidents

Aditya Bhalchandra — Aditya is a second-year MA student concentrating in International Political Economy. He has completed his MBA from BITS Pilani, India, a leading private university in India. This summer, Aditya is working as a Summer Associate at AGrow Ventures in DC. He has interned with Reserve Bank of India (India’s central bank) and had been a Summer Associate with Credit Suisse. Prior to his MBA, he had worked for an NGO where he was Co-Project Coordinator for the Financial Inclusion Cell.

Gao-Photo.pngGeorge Gao — George is a second-year MA student concentrating in ERE and also focusing on international finance. He is entering his final semester of the 5-semester MA/ HNC program. He spent both of his SAIS summers interning at Deloitte Consulting–the first working on an anti-money laundering project for a large bank in Hong Kong, and the second working on a customer strategy project for an electric utility in Florida. Prior to SAIS, George worked at the Pew Research Center for three years, and also briefly as a United Nations journalist. He studied creative writing and environmental studies at Vassar College.

Ridwan Sorunke — Ridwan is a second-year MA student concentrating in Africa Studies and International Development. Prior to SAIS, he worked with Procter & Gamble (Communications), Corporate Council on Africa, the Albright Stonebridge Group and ACIOE Associates LLC. He consulted for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation on development projects in Africa. Ridwan leads a youth empowerment project in Nigeria, PEERCONNECT.