Women in International Relations E-board


Emma Christman

Institute for Global Leadership Liaison

Emma Christman (A’23) is from Sudbury, Massachusetts and intends to major in International Relations and Political Science. She currently serves as the IGL Liaison for WIIR as well as on event planning. She hopes to expand the community of women pursuing international relations and create space for female-identifying people in the field. In addition to WIIR, Emma works as the Photo Editor for Hemispheres: Tufts University Journal of International Affairs. She also loves playing violin and being outside in her spare time.

Simone Durstine de Casna Lipkind (A’22)


Simone Durstine de Casna Lipkind is a sophomore studying International Relations with a concentration in the Middle East, potentially with a minor in Arabic, and Food Systems and Nutrition. She is especially interested in the intersection of foreign affairs and food policy. Simone appreciates Women in International Relations for its commitment to including female voices in what can feel like an overwhelmingly male dominated field. She is excited for this year’s program options and welcoming new members.

Caity Enroth (A’21)


Caity Enroth (A’21) is majoring in International Relations with a concentration in International Security and is minoring in Applied Mathematics. Her focus within the field is on the Middle East & North Africa and religion. In addition to WiIR, Caity is Treasurer and a choreographer for Tufts Middle Eastern Dance Club. Caity is studying abroad during the Spring 2020 semester.


Emily McMullen

Events Deputy

Emily McMullen is a sophomore at Tufts University studying International Relations with minors in English and Spanish. She serves as the deputy chair of the events board. She chose to major in International Relations because she someday hopes to work in the Latin world and is interested in the intersection between journalism and international politics. This summer, she will intern at the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs in D.C.

Frankie Michielli (A’22)


Frankie is a member of the class of 2022 and is from New York City. She is studying International Relations and Economics and is particularly interested in sustainable development and global health. In addition to her involvement in Women in IR, she is part of the Tufts International Development: Honduras team, a member of the Jackson Jills, and a cohort member of Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative.

Amelia Miller

Publicity Deputy

Amelia Miller is a freshman from Howard, Pennsylvania. She intends to double major in Arabic and International Relations, with a concentration in Security. She is currently serving as the Deputy of the Events Team for WIIR. She hopes to help spread the word about the importance of the femme-identifying voice in International Relations, as well as advertise a variety of educational and engaging events through her position. In addition to WIIR, Amelia is the acting Treasurer of ECOM, Vice President of Membership for her Hall Council, Assistant Curriculum Director for MERG, and Corps Member in Jumpstart. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, singing poorly, reading, and raising chickens at her home in PA.

Ellie Murphy (A’22)


Ellie Murphy is a sophomore studying International Relations with a concentration in security, potentially with a double major in History. She enjoys International Relations at Tufts because of the variety of courses she has been able to take because it is an interdisciplinary major. Ellie joined Women in International Relations to meet other students interested in IR and support other women in and outside of the classroom. Outside of Women in International Relations, she is a member of the children’s performance group, TRUNK, and works as a student researcher for Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement.

Haruka Noishiki (A’21)

Founder and Senior Advisor

Haruka Noishiki is from Fujisawa, Japan. She sought to create a space for women in IR to uplift each other and loves how the team has come together as driven and kind women. Haruka has chosen International Security as her concentration in the International Relations major. Combined with her other major, Psychology, she hopes to study how cognitive and social psychology can explain individual decision making that shapes government level negotiations. Haruka served as Women’s Empowerment Fellow at the Asia Foundation in DC this past summer. On campus, you can find her planning for a Sino-US relations’ symposium with SURGE, editing articles with Hemispheres, or tutoring as a Writing Fellow. Her go-to fun fact is that her name means “a field full of flowers to a distance” in Japanese!

Alyssa Pak

Publicity Chair

Alyssa Pak (A’23) is from Chicago, Illinois. She functions as the deputy for the publicity branch of Women in IR and is currently planning on majoring in International Relations and Economics. Her favorite part of working on the publicity team is being able to spread the word to other femme-identifying people about unique events and opportunities pertaining to International Relations and being involved in a community that cares deeply about the world around it. Outside of WIIR, Alyssa enjoys playing the piano and viola, horseback riding, traveling, and biking to the Chicago Botanic Gardens when she’s at home.

Quinn Pham (A’21)

Events Coordinator

Quinn is a rising junior studying International Relations and Cognitive and Brain Science with a minor in Computer Science. She is interested in the intersection between international dynamics and human behavior as well as the overlap between cognitive processes and computer processes. She adores Tim Urban, who runs her favorite blog, waitbutwhy.com and hopes that she will live to see artificial general intelligence. This summer, she is working at the Tufts Human Robot Interaction Lab.