YPFP DC Staff

Executive Team

Aubrey Cox Ottenstein

Global Executive Director

Merritt Ogle

Chief of Staff

Andre Ball

Senior Director, Finance

Paul H. Kwon

Program Manager

Leadership Team

Tyler Cundiff

Director of Special Projects

Benjamin Lutz

Director of Youth Summits

Paul A. Sherman

Director of Global Coordination

Ben Goodrich

Director of Communications

Beau Wilcox

Deputy Finance Director

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

Izaak Mendoza

Program Manager, New Voices Program

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

Spandana Singh

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 

Rachel Hughes

Chair, Defense

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

Stephana Henry

Co-Chair, Latin America 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

Stephany Ordóñez

Chair, Spanish Language Discussion Group

Lexi Wong

Chair, Chinese Language Discussion Group

Ana Campusano

Chair, International Development Discussion Group

Ksenia Miliutinskaia

Chair, Gender in Foreign Policy Discussion Group

Tamara White

Chair, Africa Discussion Group

Charged Affairs

Aaron Tielemans

Director & Editor-in-Chief

Michael Sexton

Managing Editor

Jeremy Fugleberg

Social Media Manager

Anup Rao

Senior Editor

Cynthia Kao

Senior Editor

Mercedes Yanora

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