Spring 2017 Executive Board


Sohrab Nafisi, President

Sohrab is currently a junior in Industrial and Labor Relations School. He previously worked as a project coordinator at a non-for-profit organization, and he is an incoming intern at Nomura Securities. Sohrab is very much interested in capital markets andpublic administrationAt Cornell he is also an analyst at the Cornell Hedge Fund.



Stephany Kim, Editor-in-Chief

Stephany is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Government and English. Outside of CIAR, she writes for the Cornell Daily Sun and works in the WesCo lab researching political advertisement. Stephany is interested in democratic theory and the politics of translation and hopes to practice publication law in the future.

Ryan Norton, VP of Operations

Ryan Norton is a senior Government major in the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to CIAR, Ryan is very active across campus, serving in leadership roles with the Cornell International Affairs Society and Cornellians for Israel, and he is active with the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, Cornell Hillel, and Alpha Epsilon Pi. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys reading the news, and skiing. Upon graduation, Ryan plans on attending law school.


Ronni Mok, VP of Finance

Currently a freshman in the College of Arts & Sciences, Ronni is interested in economics, history, and statistics. On campus, she is involved with the Daily Sun, the Cornell International Business Association, and the Student Assembly Funding Commission.

Xavier Salvador, VP of Public Relations

Xavier Salvador is a sophomore majoring in Development Sociology and minoring in Demography. In addition to working with CIAR, he is a policy writer for the Roosevelt Institute and a research assistant for a professor in his major. This past summer, he worked for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.


Angela Zheng, VP of Media

Angela is currently a sophomore in College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and she is majoring in Information Science. Last summer, she was a marketing intern for a software company in NYC and is experienced in various forms of media. She is very much interested in the international political landscape. Angela is also a member of the Cornell Marketing Organization and the Pandora Dance Troupe. 

Victoria Chang, Director of Outreach

Victoria is a sophomore in CALS pursuing a degree in Applied Economics and Management as well as a minor in Spanish. She is the Director of Programming on Carl Becker House Council and plays on the Cornell Club Softball Team. Victoria worked at Deloitte over the summer, and tutors high school students and coaches softball in her free time.