Liam Palmbach (President)Liam is a second-year student in the Global Economic Affairs program, his primary areas of interest being international trade and monetary policy. In addition to studying, he is currently working at the Colorado state capitol with the Governor's Office on State Planning and Budgeting, where he researches tax policy and conducts state-level economic analysis.Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Liam has spent the majority of his life internationally, having completed most of his schooling in Slovakia before moving to the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in History from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Since then, he has worked as a researcher and editor at foreign policy thinktanks based in both Stockholm, Sweden and Washington, DC, he has taught English in the Republic of Georgia and Malawi, and has worked with NGOs and community-based organizations in sub-Saharan Africa. During his free time, Liam enjoys cooking, practicing languages, playing guitar and piano, and exploring Denver's brewery scene looking for the best Pilsners in town.
Brandon James (Vice President)
Brandon is a second-year student studying Global Economic Affairs, specializing in International Security. He also serves on the executive board of the Korbel Council on Economic Affairs and works at the Pardee Center as a Research Aide on the COLT team. Additionally, this Fall, Brandon attended the Korbel in DC program, where he began an internship with the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Brandon is currently conducting independent research on the impact of comprehensive multilateral sanctions on transnational organized crime.
Originally from Southern California, Brandon received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he studied Political Science and Global Studies. In his free time, Brandon enjoys kicking back with friends, exploring the outdoors, and discovering all that Denver has to offer.
Cameron Hailey (Secretary-Treasurer)
Cameron is a second-year student studying Global Economic Affairs. He has worked an internship for 6 months with the U.S. Commercial Service in Denver, CO. In undergrad Cam studied Journalism, writing both political and business articles, even going as far as to interview a musician from Singapore.
Cam grew up in New Hampshire and went to undergrad at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT. Cam spends a lot of his time working his second job at Whole Foods in the specialty department with Beer and Cheese. And his free time is spent enjoying games, skiing, and having a kickback with good friends.
Bailey Howe (Social Chair)
Bailey is a second-year International Security and Humanitarian Assistance student. She is originally from Southern California where she grew up by the beach and loved being outdoors in the perfect weather. For her undergraduate degree, she attended the University of Maryland, College Park to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice as well as Government & Politics. She also had a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. While there, she was on the board of Phi Alpha Delta (Pre-Law Fraternity) as well as the Historian of the Maryland Equestrian Club.
Currently, she works with the Pardee Center on campus as a research aide. Her interests include peace and security, conflict management, international development, and humanitarian assistance. She enjoys spending time with friends, exploring downtown Denver, and reading for pleasure.
Lynn Chlela (International Student Representative)
Lynn Chlela is an International Fulbright scholar from Lebanon, pursuing her MA in International Security along with the Humanitarian Assistance certificate. Her areas of concentration include Financial Crimes, Anti-corruption and Economic development of Fragile States, MENA regional politics, and Humanitarian Assistance. She serves as the International Student Representative in KGSA and is on the Executive Board of the Korbel International Student Association (KISO). She is currently in Washington DC pursuing the Korbel in DC exchange program at The Maxwell school/CSIS.
Lynn has previously assisted PwC, The Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Human Settlement Programme in Lebanon and has held international talks on topics such as "The Children of ISIS", "Not a Weapon of War: The Journey of a Middle Eastern Woman". Lynn is a Study of the United States Women Leadership Alumna. During her free time, she likes to explore café spots in Denver looking for the best eclairs and croissants in town, Listen to Jazz with her friends, and celebrate her Arab culture and heritage through Lebanese cuisine.
DaZha Creal (2nd year Representative)I am a second year in the International Human Rights program. I have a concentration in research methods and a certificate in Global Health Affairs. I am originally from northern California and completed my undergraduate degree in International Relations at Beloit College in southern Wisconsin. As the KGSA second year representative, I serve as a point of contact between students and administration and represent the interests of the second-year graduate students.Email: email@example.com
Olivia Daigle (First-Year Representative)
Olivia is pursuing an M.A. in International Human Rights and she hopes to focus on conflict resolution and transformation, and international law during her time at Korbel. Although originally from New Orleans, LA, Olivia has called Miami, FL home since middle school. She graduated from Earlham College with a BA in Politics in 2019 where she studied abroad in Greece, Germany, Spain, and Morocco. While there, she examined the ethnic, religious, and cultural diversity of these countries and how their governments and citizens responded to the arrival of large numbers of refugees from many parts of the world. After graduating, Olivia worked as Public Programs Coordinator at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and served as a Fellow during a year of service for the Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE). She is passionate about restorative justice practices and how they can be used for healing and conflict transformation for marginalized groups globally.