2019-2020 Korbel GSA Executive Council
President - Hannah Kipersztok
B.A. Political Science – International Relations, University of Central Florida, 2017
M.A. International Studies, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, expected Spring 2020
Hannah Kipersztok is pursuing a Master of Arts in International Studies with a certificate in Public Diplomacy. Her main areas of interest within her studies are human rights, global finance/trade, and the Middle East. Hannah graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando, Florida in December 2017 with University Honors. Hannah spent a semester of her undergraduate studies in Canberra, Australia, where she took courses in Public Relations, Human Rights, Indigenous Politics, and Global Challenges in Governance. Hannah spent 10 weeks this past Summer in Lima, Peru interning at the U.S. Embassy int he Public Affairs Section. Hannah grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, loves to travel and spend time with her dog Koba.
Vice President - Sarina PhuSarina is a second-year MA studying international studies, specializing in human rights and security. She loves playing rugby, being a plant mom, and the New York Times mini crossword.
Secretary-Treasurer - Brittney LewisBrittney is a second-year International Studies candidate focusing on international security, emerging threats, and policy analysis. Her interests include US foreign policy, the intersection of technology and war, and arms control. Prior to Korbel, she served as a research assistant at the Hudson Institute focusing on missile defense, nuclear terrorism, and US foreign policy in Asia. When she is not at school she prefers to be in the mountains.
Social Chair - Rachel E. Anderson
B.A.J. Journalism; B.A. Spanish, University of Mississippi, 2017
M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication
Rachel E. Anderson is a second-year graduate student pursuing a M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication and a Certificate in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding. Rachel graduated summa cum laude with two degrees from the University of Mississippi in 2017. While her academic interests focus on media freedom, censorship and media development in Latin America and the Middle East, her personal interests consist of traveling, singing and planning events for her friends. Having spent most of her adult life on the go, she’s lived and worked throughout the US, Spain, Italy and Bolivia but originally called the Deep South ‘home’.
Second Year M.A. Class Representative - Charese FosterB.A. Political Science, Xavier University, 2018M.A. International Studies, expected Spring 2020Charese is a second-year MA candidate in International Studies. Charese was born in Toledo, Ohio. During her undergrad, she studied abroad in Paris, France, and Seoul, South Korea. Her academic interests include conflict resolution, immigration rights, and social polarization. At Korbel, she is involved in Colectivo, Korbel Asylum Project, Queerbel, and CENEX. In her spare time (when she has some), she is often reading, writing, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.