President: Morgan Rawlings
Originally from New Jersey, Morgan graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures and a double minor in music and international studies. While at IU, Morgan was an active member of the National Language Flagship’s Chinese program, Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, as well as The Singing Hoosiers, IU’s touring show choir. After graduation, Morgan worked professionally in the advertising world in the US and China for four years before deciding to return to school to focus on her true passion: international education. Morgan is currently a second-year International Education Management and Public Administration dual masters degree candidate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. At MIIS, Morgan is a student representative on the Global Operations Committee, Envisioning Middlebury Advisory Committee, and the Board of Overseers, and is excited to serve as your Student Council President for the 2017-2018 school year!
Vice President: Elea Becker Lowe
Elea Becker Lowe is a second master’s year student in the International Environmental Policy Program with a focus in Natural Resources Management and Policy. She grew up in Vermont, and like most MIIS students, has spent time living and traveling abroad before landing in California. In her free time, she’s outdoors watching wildlife or hiking in the mountains. She also loves yoga, gardening, and playing guitar. Over the summer months Elea worked for the California Natural Resources Agency helping develop climate change adaptation policies for the state. During her final year at MIIS and after graduation she plans to continue similar work. Elea was the GSIPM Representative on Student Council last year and is looking forward to her new role as Vice President. She is thrilled to be part Student Council once again to work with, support, and represent all of the amazing, diverse, and inspirational students at MIIS.
Treasurer: Radwa Wahba
Radwa is a second year joint MBA & International Policy & Development student. She received her BA in Global Affairs with minor in Linguistics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Radwa worked with the Middle East Broadcasting Network, as Alhurra’s current events intern and went on to intern for Representative Karen Bass of California’s 37th district on Capitol Hill for four months after graduation. She then went on to lead the King Abdullah Scholarship Program’s database evaluation & update as a Project Manager for the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission in Virginia, before beginning her journey at MIIS. Radwa is very much looking forward to connecting, engaging, and collaborating with the MIIS community as Treasurer for the 2017-2018 academic year.
Beth is a second-year student in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) MA program. She graduated in 2010 from The University of Alabama with a dual degree in Mandarin and Chinese History. Between Alabama and MIIS Beth spent her time teaching learners between the ages of two and 86 in the US, Canada, China, and Taiwan. After MIIS, she plans to move to Costa Rica to teach English, learn Spanish, and wrangle baby sloths in her free time. Beth is pleased to join the Student Council team and to provide communication and outreach to the GSTILE community.
Mario T. Lamar is a third year Master of Public Administration, Human Security candidate. He received his BA in international studies with minor in Spanish from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he worked as an Oprah Winfrey South African Leadership Fellow in South Africa and Zimbabwe studying AIDS/HIV. He is a Navy Veteran and active Rotary member of Monterey Peninsula. Mario looks forward to contributing to the Student Council team and GSIPM community.