Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Executive Board

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Chairman & Founder

Rayne Sullivan

Rayne is a graduate student at Oxford studying Chinese artificial intelligence and technology. At Georgetown, Rayne focused on International Relations, Asian Studies and Mandarin Chinese. After graduation, Rayne hopes to pursue a career in international trade law and diplomacy. Within the academic realm, he is interested in the rule of law in China, global energy security, U.S. national security and the political economy of foreign direct investment.


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President & founder 

Frank S. Faverzani

Frank is a third year SFS undergraduate studying International History, Middle East Studies, and Arabic. Frank's academic focus is in post-colonial Middle East history. His research interests include British influence on post-colonial Arab militaries, specifically the Arab Legion and the 1948 Arab-Israeli Conflict. His other academic interests include proxy conflict and energy security. Outside of GDS, he is a member of the Georgetown Men's Squash Team. 



Chief Operating Officer

Seth Brown

Seth is a second-year undergraduate student in the Georgetown College studying psychology, sociology, and government. Seth’s primary academic interest lies in the intersection between psychology and governance. Through his academic research he has sought to understand the role of psychological processes in the emergence of civil disputes. He hopes to undertake a career in public diplomacy.


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Director of global Research

Joshua Chang

Josh is a third-year student at Georgetown’s Walsh School of Foreign Service majoring in International Politics with a concentration in Security Studies, minoring in Spanish, and pursuing a certificate in Diplomatic Studies. He is interested in international history, the causes and conduct of armed conflicts, authoritarian states, and comparative foreign policy. 


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Executive team member

Rachel Shapiro

Rachel is a third-year undergraduate student in the Georgetown College studying mathematics, economics, and Arabic. She is interested in development economics in the Middle East and economic diplomacy.