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 with a concentration in security. She currently serves as the IGL Liaison for WIIR. She hopes to expand the community of women pursuing international relations and create space for female-identifying people in the field, and she is looking forward to getting to know all of this year’s new members. In addition to WIIR, Emma works as a Managing Editor for Hemispheres: Tufts University Journal of International Affairs. She also loves playing violin, hiking, taking photos and being outside in her spare time.

Simone Durstine de Casna Lipkind


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.

Emily McMullen


Emily McMullen is a junior at Tufts University studying International Relations with minors in English and Spanish. She serves as one of the co-presidents of the club. 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.

Frankie Michielli (A’22)


Frankie Michielli is a junior from New York City studying Economics, International Relations, and Spanish. On campus, she is the senior advisor of Women in International Relations, sings with the Jackson Jills, for which she is the treasurer, and volunteers with the Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative. Her academic interests include economic development, democracy in Latin America, and comparative politics. During the academic year, Frankie is interning with the Christensen Institute, where she is studying the ways innovation can bring about long term economic prosperity. She is also researching assisted reproductive technology as an intern at TMRW Life Sciences.

Amelia Miller

Events Chair

Amelia Miller is a sophomore from Howard, Pennsylvania. She intends to double major in Arabic and International Relations, with a concentration in Security. She is currently serving as the Events Chair 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, Assistant Curriculum Director for MERG, and a TWO Pre-Orientation Leader. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, singing poorly, reading, and raising chickens at her home in PA.

Ellie Murphy


Ellie Murphy is a junior studying International Relations with a concentration in Globalization with a double major in Sociology. 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 Tufts branch of Amnesty International.

Haruka Noishiki

Founder and Senior Advisor

Haruka is a rising senior studying International Relations and Psychology at Tufts University. She hails from Japan with roots in Jersey and California. On campus, when not brainstorming for Women in IR, she can be found editing for Hemispheres, an international affairs journal, tutoring as Writing Fellow, or serving as peer leader with CAFE, a pre-orientation program. She kicked off the 19-20 academic year with a Summer in DC, Fall in Boston chased with a Spring in Paris and is looking forward to going back to all three homes, old and new. This summer, she served as Program Assistant with the US-Asia Institute based in DC and Fellow with Beyond the Bomb. She will conduct her senior honors thesis on cartographical influences on strategic decision making in East Asia. Her areas of interest include East Asia, East Europe, nuclear non-proliferation, and psychological analysis in international affairs. She speaks Japanese, English and French.

Alyssa Pak

Publicity Chair

Alyssa Pak (A’23) is from Chicago, Illinois. She is currently the publicity chair of Women in IR and plans on majoring in International Relations and Economics. Her favorite part of working with the WIIR team is the opportunity to be involved in a femme-identifying community that cares not just about foreign affairs, but also about lifting up and supporting one another. Outside of WIIR, Alyssa is the managing editor for Hemispheres, the undergraduate IR journal, and is a Democracy Rep for JumboVote. She also works as a research assistant for Digital Planet at the Fletcher Institute for Business in the Global Context. In her free time, she loves taking walks to Davis Square, playing the piano and viola, horseback riding, reading, traveling, and biking to the Chicago Botanic Gardens when she's at home.