Meet the Summer 2021 UNIC Washington Intern Team


Charlotte Beaudoin is a senior at the University of Michigan, studying Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish.

Prior to interning at the UNIC, she interned with the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance as well as with Oceana, a global environmental nonprofit.

During her sophomore year, she spent a semester in Granada, Spain taking classes and working at a local bookstore.  At the University of Michigan, she has done social science research on factors affecting religiosity in the US and globally.  She has helped launch a mentorship program for college students in environmental fields to work with local high school students and also works with the Hispanic community in the Ann Arbor area to provide one-on-one ESL tutoring.

Currently, she is the Fundraising and Finance Director for the university’s chapter of the Food Recovery Network, which works to eliminate food waste on campus.


Lauren Jarvis is a junior at Baylor University studying Economics, Political Science, and International Studies.

She has previously interned with Blueprints Lab and the University Lab to Market Collaborative as a project manager for new tech commercialization and has worked with Integrity Communication to develop virtual courses on debate strategy and foreign policy topics including counterterrorism, sustainable development, and globalization.

At Baylor, she has served as a Research Assistant in the Political Science Department, implemented special events for the Honors College, won international awards as a Model UN delegate, and volunteered at a center for homeless youth. She has also built and managed her own business SpeechMakers to provide in-depth research videos and courses on EU immigration policy for high school debaters.

Currently, alongside work at UNIC, she is being trained in American grand strategy as a Hamilton National Fellow at the Alexander Hamilton Society.


Jad Zeitouni is a recent graduate from the Texas Tech University Honor College. He graduated with a degree in Accounting on the premedical route. During his undergraduate career, he served as an ambassador for Texas Tech in various roles, including as an Honors College Ambassador, member of President’s Select, and Chancellor’s Ambassadors. He was an active member of the Student Government, first as a senator representing the Honors College and then as the Director of Special Projects. He was also a member of the Scovell Business Leadership Program at the Rawls College of Business.

He has extensive research experience in refugee studies. He began researching the Syrian refugee crisis as a freshman and has developed a project that has spanned over three years. Part of his project included participation in a summer volunteer internship program with the Non-government organization Jusoor.  He worked in the Jurahiye refugee camp in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon through this program. He taught a robust English-based curriculum that he developed to a classroom of students over the course of four weeks. His research culminated into an honors thesis and a separate publication in the Macksey Journal at Johns Hopkins University.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jad served as the lead student volunteer for the West Texas 3D COVID-19 relief consortium. He helped assemble, package, and distribute 3D printed face shields to hospitals and clinics across West Texas. He presented this work as a service-based research project at multiple conferences, including the Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Texas State Legislature. Jad was selected as the Texas Tech Honors College Graduating Student of the Year and Banner Bearer. He has also interned in the US House of Representatives and with former U.S.-UN Ambassador Sichan Siv. He will attend the Texas Tech Health Science Center School of Medicine this fall.


Tristan Gutbezahl is a recent graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle. He graduated with degrees in International Studies and Political Science with a minor in English.

Prior to working with the UN, Tristan interned for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Legislative Affairs. He has previously interned for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer Association.

During his undergraduate career Tristan volunteered with Rohingya refugees at the OASIS Devon center, assisting in education development and coordination. He continues to be involved in Medieval studies research and is currently working on a scholarly project examining the Celtic influences in Beowulf.

Tristan recently passed the Foreign Service Officer Test and is continuing on the FSO selection process.

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