Leadership

 Board Members of the Political Science Students Association

Board Members of the Political Science Students Association

 President, PSSA

President, PSSA

Jessica Grubesic

Jessica Grubesic is a senior majoring in Political Science with plans to go to law school. She is also a COÖP leader. In her free time, she enjoys running and eating copious amounts of JJ’s mozzarella sticks, hobbies that conveniently balance each other out.

 Vice President, PSSA

Vice President, PSSA

Jowel Uddin

Jowel Uddin is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights. Jowel loves discussions about political parties, race, colonization, and international relations. During his free time, he loves to read The Economist and listen to podcasts.

 

 Secretary, PSSA

Secretary, PSSA

Anna Makowski

 

 Treasurer, PSSA

Treasurer, PSSA

Kaya Curtis

Kaya Curtis is a senior majoring in political science and creative writing. On campus, Kaya is a Youth for Debate coach and and plays piano in several classical chamber groups. 

 

 Career Director, PSSA

Career Director, PSSA

Vivian Casillas

Vivian Casillas is a senior in Columbia College studying political science-statistics. She hails from San Diego, California but finds herself torn on the West Coast v East Coast rivalry. On campus, she serves Columbia Political Review as a senior editor and Global Brigades as vice president of the executive board. She also works as a research assistant for the Department of Political Science, obtaining and coding data for a cross-country investigation analyzing the institutional design of national antitrust agencies.

 Academic Affairs Director, PSSA

Academic Affairs Director, PSSA

Andrew Albor

Andrew Albor is a sophomore studying Political Science and Economics at Columbia College. He is currently learning Japanese and is interested in East Asian foreign policy. During his free time, he likes to keep up with political news, explore the city with friends, and watch anime.

 Events Coordinator, PSSA

Events Coordinator, PSSA

Jake Tibbetts

Jake Tibbetts is a sophomore at Columbia College studying political science and sociology.On campus, Jake is also involved with Student-Worker Solidarity, Bwog, the Columbia Political Review, and the Undergraduate Sociology Association. When he's not cramming for exams in Avery Library, Jake can be found arguing with strangers on the Internet, reading books about the history of the American labor movement, or protesting whatever it is that he feels needs to be protested in that given moment. 

 PR Director, PSSA

PR Director, PSSA

Esterah Brown

Esterah Brown is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in political science. Aside from PSSA, Esterah is a member of the Columbia Democrats and the Bacchanal Press Team. She is passionate about human rights, racial justice, and international affairs. When Esterah isn’t studying in Butler, you will find her sitting in a coffee shop or exploring the streets of NYC.

 Community Outreach, PSSA

Community Outreach, PSSA

Daniella Truong

Daniella Truong is a sophomore interested in pursuing a major in Political Science and Human Rights. On campus, she is also involved with Orchesis and Dhoom Dance Team, Columbia Mentoring Initiative, and One for the World. Daniella loves being with friends, listening to music, and being happy whenever she can.

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Hiba Ismail 

Hiba is a sophomore at Columbia and her tentative major is Political Science and Economics with a concentration in History. She's especially interested in American Politics and U.S. History. She grew up in Dubai and Florida. During her free time, Hiba likes to eat, write and travel. 

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Matthew Chagares

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Travis Nelson

Travis Nelson is a Political Science major in the Class of 2021 at Columbia. He is interested in American politics, international relations and foreign affairs as well as law. Other than constantly debating about politics, Travis is a native New Yorker from Hempstead in Long Island #fuhgeddaboudit and enjoys running as well as public speaking.

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Inbar Pe’er

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Devansh Taori


 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Dimitri Vallejo

Dimitri Vallejo is a History and Political Science double-major in the Class of 2019 at Columbia. He is interested in international relations, law, and computer science. Dimitri is actively researching with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for the Ancient Mediterranean; he has also worked in restorative justice at the New York Peace Institute mediation center. Other than these professional experiences, Dimitri is currently one of six student representatives on the Undergraduate History Council, Board Member of the Political Science Students Association, Senior Editor for the Columbia Political Review, and nominated Ambassador of the Valerie Fund for children with cancer and blood disorders. He is also pursuing a thesis paper on the extent to which the European Union can be analyzed through the concept of ’empire’ while using the Delian League transformation period as a comparative study. Dimitri makes his home in Montclair, New Jersey, enjoys EDM festivals, and is the proud owner of the best labradoodle in existence.

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Leighlani Sanchez

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Marceline Doucet




 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Xavier Medina

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Kerem Tuncer

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Orion Zydlewski

Orion is a freshman at Columbia College and is planning to study political science and economics. He enjoys exploring the city and finding great cups of coffee in hidden locations. 

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Yanming Kuang

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Jean Song

 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Devyani Goel





 General Board Member, PSSA

General Board Member, PSSA

Montserrat Pladevall