D.C. Campus Leadership Board

Fall 2017


Quinn Campbell — Quinn is a fifth-semester MA student concentrating in China Studies, with a specialization in International Finance. He spent his first year at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, where he captained the school’s Dragon Boat team to a third place finish in Nanjing’s annual Dragon Boat race. Last summer, he interned with Deloitte S&O in the McLean office, and will return to Deloitte after graduation as a consultant in the New York office.

Coco Gong — Coco is a second-year student concentrating in Energy, Resources and Environment and specializing in International Finance. She has interned with the Center for International Private Enterprise and with Detecon Inc. USA. She grew up in China, and attended Renmin University of China for undergrad where she majored in International Political Economy and graduated with honors.


Aditya Bhalchandra — Aditya is a first-year MA student concentrating in International Political Economy. He has completed his MBA from BITS Pilani, India, a leading private university in India. 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.

Elias N Dammann — Elias is a second-year MA student concentrating in International Political Economy, with a specialization in Quantitative Methods. He spent last summer doing Global Financial Risk Analysis for Liberty Specialty Markets in London, and is hoping to break into the MBB sphere following graduation from SAIS in May 2018. Prior to SAIS, Elias was a collegiate athlete in Tampa, Fl., before working for Revenue Management Solutions, a business consulting firm, in Paris and London.

Edmund Gallese — Edmund is a second year MA student concentrating in Strategic Studies. Before attending SAIS, he worked in Washington D.C. at Weber Shandwick and Penn Schoen Berland, advising public and private clients, as they developed strategies to confront communications and public policy challenges. Edmund holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations and Russian Studies from Tufts University.

Chloe Hauenstein — Chloe is a first-year MA student concentrating in International Development. 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.

Sunder Kannan — Sunder is a second-year MA student concentrating in Conflict Management and specializing in International Finance. He spent last summer as a Transfer Pricing Intern with BDO USA, and is pursuing roles in consulting as well as internal strategy. He graduated from the University of Michigan with Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science & Government, and Middle Eastern & North African Studies. While there, he captained Michigan’s Izzat Male Fusion Dance Team.

Yoori Kim — Yoori is a second-year MA student concentrating in International Development. She spent last summer as Graduate Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors in the Johannesburg office. Prior to SAIS, she worked with two community development financial institutions (CDFIs) in Boston, where she assisted loan portfolio management and organized tenant outreach and organization programs to support tenants in at-risk housing properties. She graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College, where she studied Economics and Sociology.

Harrison Siegel — Harrison is a first-year MA candidate in International Development & International Economics. 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.

Ridwan Sorunke — Ridwan is a first-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.