YPFP DC Staff

Leadership Team

Merritt Ogle

Chief of Staff

Benjamin Lutz

Director of Youth Summits

Paul A. Sherman

Director of Global Coordination

Courtney Powell

Director of Special Events

Communications Team

Evelyn Heck

Newsletter Editor

Albert Fujii

Communications Officer

Programs Team

Jeffrey Nahm

Deputy Events Director

Marc Larance

Events Manager

Neil Decenteceo

Events Manager

Raquel Narvajas

Events Manager

Lee Ann Bryan

Events Manager

Leah Shedrow

Events Manager

Discussion Groups

Molly Ellenberg

Co-Chair, Combatting Terrorism

Sheridan Bahar

Co-Chair, Combatting Terrorism Discussion Group

Will Loomis

Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Policy and Technology

Joey Kalmin

Co-Chair, Energy and Environment

April Song

Chair, International Trade and Finance

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Michael Tint

Chair, Grand Strategy

Samantha Milano

Chair, Human Rights 

Ksenia Miliutinskaia

Chair, Gender in Foreign Policy Discussion Group

Leo Lin

Co-Chair, Information Warfare and Intelligence

Liam Bamford

Co-Chair, Information Warfare and Intelligence

Scott Weiner

Chair, Middle East Discussion Group

Justin Marinelli

Chair, Nuclear Weapons

Robert Thomas

Co-Chair, East Asia Discussion Group

Jonathan Selling

Co-Chair, East Asia Discussion Group

Jonathan Meza

Chair, Europe & Eurasia Discussion Group

Deniz Houston

Co-Chair, Europe & Eurasia Discussion Group

Stephany Ordóñez

Chair, Spanish Language Discussion Group

Emma Woods

Co-Chair, Latin America Discussion Group

Ruwan Al Rejoleh

Chair, Arabic Language Discussion Group

Justin Margolis

Co-Chair, French Language Discussion Group

Paul Cormarie

Co-Chair, French Language Discussion Group

Tamara White

Chair, Africa Discussion Group

Ana Campusano

Chair, International Development Discussion Group

Matt Gallagher

Co-Chair, Environment & Energy Discussion Group

Charged Affairs

Aaron Tielemans

Director & Editor-in-Chief

Michael Sexton

Managing Editor

Jeremy Fugleberg

Social Media Manager

Mercedes Yanora

Senior Editor

Anup Rao

Senior Editor

Cynthia Kao

Senior Editor

Fellowship Program

Sean McGuffin

Director and Managing Editor

Owen Daniels

Assistant Managing Editor

Nikolina Stoykova

Assistant Managing Editor

Danielle Preskitt

Assistant Managing Editor

Ryan Gardiner

Editor

Dan Haverty

Editor

Elliot Waldman

Editor

Meagan Dashcund

Editor