Eighteenth Carroll Round Steering Committee
Peter Liu – Chair
Peter is a senior in the College majoring in Economics and Mathematics. Born and raised in Oregon, he is passionate about public economics. He also has interests in finance. In addition to the Carroll Round, he likes to help economists conduct research and to initiate his own research ideas. In his free time, he likes to listen to classical music, especially works from Mahler.
Jong Hak Won – Applications Co-Chair
Jong Hak is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy with minors in Chinese and Mathematics. He was born in South Korea and raised in southern California. His research interests are in carbon pricing systems, the political economy of international trade, and labor discrimination. When not working on something for the Carroll Round, Jong Hak enjoys Korean pop music, reading books, jigsaw puzzles, and Chinese calligraphy.
Monica Essig Aberg – Applications Co-Chair
Monica is a junior in the College studying Economics, with minors in Philosophy and Mathematics. She is interested in using the tools of economics to study public policy, especially relating to the environment, labor, and economic equity. You might find her talking philosophy with the Tocqueville Forum Student Fellows or throwing a frisbee on Copley Lawn. Raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Monica enjoys hiking and warm weather.
Wendy Xia – Recruitment Co-Chair
Wendy is a junior in the SFS, studying International Economics and African Studies. Beforing moving to DC for college, she lived in Shanghai, China and Freiburg, Germany. A diplomat-wanna-be converted to economics, she is passionate about studying the intersection of finance and technology, particularly within the African context. When she is not jamming on her guitar, you can find her running, reading, or spending way too much time on karaoke apps.
Yichu Huang – Recruitment Co-Chair
Yichu is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics. She is from Beijing and has lived in Stavanger, Norway, which directly draws her into the field of International Economics and Diplomacy. Specifically, Yichu is interested in Development Economics as well as Macroeconomic policies. In her free time, Yichu enjoys doing acrylic painting, taking photos for The Hoya, and practicing Spanish.
Alice Ye – Logistics Co-Chair
Alice is a senior in the College double majoring in economics and English. She was born in China and grew up in the Philippines, which has directly influenced her research interests in the impact of public-private partnerships in development economics, as well as topics in international finance. Outside of the Carroll Round, Alice enjoys volunteering at a development consulting non-profit, playing golf, and going on food trips around the world.
Arjun Ravi – Logistics Co-Chair
Arjun is a junior in the College studying Economics and Government, minoring in Mathematics. While he calls Scarsdale, New York home, he grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. In addition to the Carroll Round, Arjun is on the mock trial team, the rock-climbing team, and is a tour guide for prospective Georgetown students. He enjoys listening to podcasts, finding new restaurants, and watching Netflix stand-up specials. Within the field of economics, he is particularly interested in the economics of discrimination, crime, and education.
Casey Chong – Programming Co-Chair
Casey is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy, minoring in Spanish, and pursuing a certificate in International Business Diplomacy. Before attending Georgetown, she lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and still considers her home to be the Land of Enchantment. Casey is interested in development economics, financial inclusion, and poverty alleviation. She is also passionate about learning languages, and intends to learn more in addition to Spanish, Vietnamese, and Cantonese. In her free time, Casey enjoys playing sand volleyball with her friends, listening to music in various languages, and getting lost in random web searches.
Shaily Acharya – Programming Co-Chair
Shaily is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics and International Development. She is from Rockville, MD (just 30 minutes from Georgetown)! Shaily is passionate about gender equity, and is excited to further explore this topic with the research and analytical skills that she gains through the Carroll Round. Outside of academics, Shaily enjoys reading, perfecting her mac n’ cheese recipe, and binge-watching mediocre TV shows.
Treasa Powathil – Carroll Round Proceedings Editor-in-Chief
Treasa is a junior in the SFS, pursuing a major in International Economics, minor in History, and certificate in African Studies. In the field of economics, her research interests include the global digital economy and the economic history of capitalism. Outside of Carroll Round, she is involved in Project Lighthouse and Georgetown’s Catholic retreats program. Treasa enjoys autumnal activities in her hometown of Albany, New York: drinking spiced apple cider, visiting the nearest farm, and seeing the beautiful fall foliage.
Martin Hiti – Carroll Round Proceedings Managing Editor
Martin is a Sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics and Latin American Studies. Outside of the Carroll Round, he is an editor for the Caravel and an Undergraduate Scholar for the School of Latin American Studies. He loves combining his academic interests in Latin America and economics specifically around research inquires within international trade like the challenges and benefits of global value chain participation. In his free time, he enjoys road biking, cooking, and reading historical fiction books.
Chloe Li – Chair of Operating Funds
Chloe is a senior in the School of Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy and pursuing an honors certificate in International Business Diplomacy. She grew up in China, France, and the U.S., and her experiences directly translate into her interests in international relations and international economics, particularly in trade and finance. Outside of the Carroll Round, Chloe is passionate about non-profit consulting in the international development sector, especially with regards to disaster relief and education. Chloe spends her free time exploring the galleries of DC, playing squash, and trying out new recipes.
Christine Ryzhov – Alumni Liaison
Christine is a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics with a minors in Russian and International Business Diplomacy. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she is passionate about financial markets and developmental economics in Eurasia. Christine is also a part of the Russian Club and works at Wiseys. Outside of economics, she loves to watch and play soccer, tour different embassies, and jam out to Russian rap.
Sayrin Kang – Communications Chair
Sayrin is a sophomore in the College studying Economics with a minor in mathematics. Raised in Seoul and northern Virginia, she is passionate about development economics, public policy, and gender equity. She is also interested in finance. In her free time, she loves to travel, explore new DC restaurants, read poetry, and listen to indie pop.
Tatsuki Kikugawa – Speaker Liaison
Tatsuki is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy with a minor in math. Born and raised in Japan, he has lived his entire life in Tokyo, which will be helpful for next year’s (postponed) Olympic Games. His academic interests include macroeconomics growth theory and development economics. He is a big NBA fan (particularly the Clippers) and loves to play basketball in the gym. Outside of the Carroll Round, he spends his free time teaching Japanese, reading books, and making rice with a Zojirushi rice cooker.
Steele Schoeberl – Long Term Development Chair
Steele is a sophomore from Tennessee in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy and minoring in Arabic. He is passionate about monetary policy and development economics. He is also interested in public policy and affordable housing. When he is not busy with homework, he is busy listening to jazz or Journey’s Greatest Hits album.