Board Members

President

LILI VESSEREAU

Lili is passionate about intersectional and gender-inclusive development, and she has previously served as Gender Researcher within HDRI. For Lili,  development means both giving back to countries who have been extorted of their resources in the past, as well as ensuring that the rights and needs of upcoming generations are respected and met regardless of where they are located.

VICE-PRESIDENTS

KRITI SHARMA

Kriti is a human rights lawyer from India who is pursuing a Dual Masters in International Affairs and Law at Sciences Po and Georgetown Law, scheduled to end in May 2022. She previously served as Research Coordinator for the ESCR Team at HDRI. For Kriti, development is inclusive, respectful of human rights, and holds the privileged accountable while building equity.

XENIA CHAN

Born and raised in Singapore, Xenia is currently a first-year Master student in the International Governance and Diplomacy program at Sciences Po PSIA. For her, development is crucial in ensuring equal opportunities for all, and has to take into consideration the circumstances and needs of different people.

PUBLICATIONS DIRECTOR

ADITH SRINIVASAN

Originally hailing from the United States, Adith is currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts with Honors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) at the University of Edinburgh. For Adith, development is an idea that we must constantly remind ourselves is shaped and given meaning by the very world that it seeks to describe. The task before us then is to build and grow ‘development’ and to imbue the concept with new meaning and new life in order to keep pace with the changing world around us.

COMMUNICATIONS and advocacy DIRECTOR

GIOVANNA GIURIOLO

Giovanna is originally from Italy. She is passionate about human rights and is committed to fighting racism and discrimination. She believes that development must include the voice of minorities to fully achieve positive and sustainable change.

EVENTS DIRECTOR

ANDREA HORCASITAS MARTINEZ

Andrea is from Mexico and she’s currently a first-year student in the International Development master program at Sciences Po. She has a particular soft spot for post-development theories, particularly those revolving around the Latin-american buen vivir. She believes development should be focused towards reducing inequalities and guaranteeing an equal floor of rights for all.

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