Sarah Metzel is from Annandale, VA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2019 with a degree in International Relations, minors in French and Environmental Studies, and a certificate of Global Education. Sarah plans to use her skills in languages (French & Spanish) to pursue a career in climate diplomacy. At UNIC Washington, Sarah looks forward to learning more about the UN system and meeting interesting people from around the world. In her free time, Sarah is a writer, climate activist, and salsa dancer.


Miryl Hilibrand is a rising senior majoring in Chemistry and Global Affairs at Yale University. Her primary interests are security and alternative energy in developing regions. She has worked as the only undergraduate in Yale’s Terahertz spectroscopy lab and for Gigawatt Global, a company developing utility-scale solar fields in Africa. Outside of academics, Miryl is on Yale’s Ski and Rifle teams, the Yale University Teaching Learning and Advising Committee, and President of the Kosher Kitchen.


Caroline Sisson is a rising senior studying Political Science and Conflict Resolution at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California; however, she is originally from Memphis, Tennessee. She discovered her love for politics and international relations after interning in D.C. for her congressman on Capitol Hill a few summers ago. This past year, she grew an even deeper appreciation for the work of the United Nations after being part of the Model UN team at Pepperdine. She is honored and excited to be part of the UNIC-Washington team this summer.


Alejandro Espinosa is beginning the second year of his Masters in International Affairs program at George Washington University with a specialization in International Law and Organizations and International Security. He did his undergrad at the University of Georgia as he grew up in Atlanta and is originally from Bogota, Columbia. In the spring of 2018 he worked for the Organization of American States in DC and this past spring he worked at the National Democratic Institute. His goal upon completing his Masters program is to work for UNHCR. He speaks English, Spanish Portuguese and French.





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