Rael Baird| Chair
Rael is currently a Sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, intending to major in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy. Born here in DC, he was raised in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. He is interested in studying the growth of Chinese authoritarian influence, both domestically and in foreign policy. Rael enjoys playing for the Georgetown Rugby team, travelling, and playing piano.
Kathy Zhuo| Chair
Originally from San Diego, California, Kathy Zhuo is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Global Business with a minor in International Development. She is particularly interested in international trade and human rights. Outside of the Walsh Exchange, Kathy is a tutor for Hoyas Inspire Language Learning and spends her free time swimming or drinking boba. She looks forward to the different research topics that will be presented at the Walsh Exchange this year.
Jonathon Marek | Director of Finance
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Jonathon Marek is a sophomore in Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy with a certificate in Asian Studies. He has studied Chinese for 11 years, spending 2 summers abroad in China, and is particularly interested in Chinese trade and development policy. In addition to the Walsh Exchange, he is a Mortara Undergraduate Research Fellow, Press Secretary for the Georgetown University Student Association, and a member of the International Relations Club. As Chair, Jonathon hopes to expand the Walsh Exchange's reach internationally, solidifying its reputation as a global conference.
Rebecca Lin | Vice Chair and Director of Programming & Outreach
Rebecca Lin is from Seattle, WA and is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Chinese. After serving as the Director of Social Media and Technology for the 7th Walsh Exchange, she’s excited to return as the Vice Chair this year to plan and help broaden the speakers and research featured at the conference. Outside of the Walsh Exchange, she serves as the Political Awareness Committee Co-Chair for the Asian American Student Association and Hillterns. Never forgetting her Seattle roots, she also spends too much money at Starbucks and adamantly refuses to use umbrellas.
Elena Ortiz | Vice Chair and Director of Events & Logistics
Elena is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Politics and Security Studies. This is her second year serving on on the events team of the Walsh Exchange Committee. Outside of school, you'll find her running, doing the New York Times crossword, or watching Trevor Noah.
Eamon Tuttle | Academic Coordinator
Originally from Kingston, Pennsylvania, Eamon Tuttle is currently a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service planning to major in International Political Economy. He is currently learning the Chinese language and is interested in the impact of Chinese foreign investment on recipient countries. In addition to working with the Walsh Exchange, Eamon also tutors for the DC Reads Program and serves as the Tournament Manager for Georgetown University Quiz Bowl. In his free time, you can find him playing piano in one of the practice rooms on campus.
John Connor Key, IV | Director of Conference Development and Finance
John Connor is currently a sophomore in the SFS, studying Global Business. He is excited to be a part of the Walsh Exchange!