Seventeenth Carroll Round Steering Committee


Olivia Bisel

Olivia is thrilled to welcome participants to the 17th annual Carroll Round conference in April 2018, as she embarks on her third and final year on the Steering Committee! Having switched majors to International Economics during her time with the Carroll Round, she is particularly drawn to environmental economics. Apart from preparing for the conference, Olivia can be found conducting research for the World Bank and discussing international trade theory with students as a Teacher's Assistant. She is a pastry connoisseur, ballet dancer, German speaker, and spontaneous traveller. Olivia looks forward to meeting you all in April!




Joshua Levy
Chair of Long-Term Development

Currently a sophomore in the School of Foreign Service, Joshua intends to major in International Political Economy and minor in Japanese, though his broader academic interests include Chinese politics and physics. Born in Tokyo, Japan, but raised throughout the Asia-Pacific region, he has a penchant for all things international. Joshua can be found up late at night copy editing for The Hoya, Georgetown University’s newspaper. Otherwise, he enjoys reading campy page-turners and sampling candy from around the world.




Yike (Crystal) Zhu
Communications Chair

Crystal is a Junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in Global Business. She is also currently pursuing a certificate in International Development as well as a minor in French. She grew up in Hangzhou, China, the city in which last year's G20 summit was held. She very much enjoys traveling around, experiencing different cultures and capturing scenaries with her camera, phone, and heart. Besides Carroll Round, she plays the cello and loves to sing in the a capella group. She also loves to explore restaurants and bakeries in the DC area, specializing in bubble tea tasting.




Tina Cheesman
Chair of Operating Funds

Tina is a junior in the School of Foreign Service this year, majoring in Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Business Development and a second year member of the Steering Committee. Born and raised in beautiful Vail, Colorado, Tina is naturally inclined towards everything winter. She loves first snow, skiing with her friends, and curling up by the fire. Her academic interests primarily lie at the intersection of public policy and financial engineering. This fall, she is interning with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the Division of Economic and Risk Analysis. Besides Carroll Round, Tina is involved on campus with the Roosevelt Institute, Kappa Alpha Theta, GIVES, and GAAP. 





Parker Malarkey
Speaker Liaison

Originally from Massachusetts, Parker is a junior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Economics and minoring in Chinese. This past summer, he interned for the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment combining passions for economics and international affairs. His other academic interests include behavioral economics, development, and language. Apart from the Carroll Round, Parker enjoys playing basketball, traveling to new places, and consuming copious quantities of pesto. 





Arjun Krishnan
Carroll Round Proceedings Editor-in-Chief

Arjun is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics. He is also an honors certificate candidate in the Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy. Outside of the Carroll Round, Arjun works as a research assistant at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, where he has been working on the creation of a new development index. This past summer, Arjun interned for two months in Uganda as a research associate with the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development, and Evaluation. In his spare time, Arjun enjoys watching NBA basketball, NFL football, meeting new dogs, being a debate coach at the Holy Trinity School, spending time with his family, and learning new things.



Jacob Witt
Managing Editor

Jacob is a Sophomore in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economics hailing from Boxborough, Massachusetts. He currently works for Represently, a civic-tech startup in DC, as a product designer and strategist. His academic interests include developmental economics and Mandarin Chinese. In his free time, Jacob enjoys chess, reading, cycling, and downhill skiing.





Grady Killeen
Applications Chair

Grady is a senior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics with a heavy focus on math. His research interests include partial-equilibrium and distributional effects of energy efficiency standards. Outside of the Carroll Round, Grady works as a research assistant and TA. He enjoys going to the gym, running, and watching basketball.




Margaret Underwood
Logistics Chair

Meggie is a junior in the School of Foreign Service studying International Economics with a concentration on Theory and Policy. She is originally from the Chicago area but has lived abroad for five years including in Poland, England, Germany, and Scotland. If she is not working to ensure that this year’s Carroll Round is the best ever, she can be being the Schatzmeisterin for the German Club as well as traveling all around the U.S. with Georgetown’s Model United Nations Team. She also got exposure to the real world use of economics this summer when she interned at the FDIC. In her free time, she enjoys attempting to join the television world of today (she is currently only on season 2 of both Game of Thrones and House of Cards—even if her last name is Underwood) and exploring the museums of D.C. 



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Duy Mai
Recruitment Chair

Originally from Vietnam and currently living in Turkey, Duy is a senior in the School of Foreign Service majoring in International Political Economy. An avid reader of the Economist, he is particularly interested in development, international law, finance, and consulting. In past summers, he has spent his time interning at Baker McKenzie, the World Bank Group, and McKinsey & Company. In his free time, Duy enjoys playing squash, watching movies, and expanding his culinary experience.




Erina (Elinor Howard mineyama) Walker
Alumni Liaison

Elinor is a Sophomore in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service intending to major in either International Political Economy or International Economics. With Japanese and English roots but raised in Singapore, Elinor was naturally drawn to International Affairs, bringing her to DC. Outside of the Carroll Round, Elinor is the editorial cartoonist for The Hoya, Georgetown University's oldest and largest newspaper. She is also a Research Intern at the Biology department and a Teaching Assistant for Forest Ecology.  




Shine Aung
Programming Chair

Shine is a freshman in the school of foreign services. He is originally from Myanmar, but moved to in Amsterdam, the Netherlands when he was 11. He is  planning on majoring either in International Political Economy or Global Business. Shine came to Georgetown drawn by international affairs; he is particularly interested in international trade, development and public policies.  In his free time, Shine enjoys exploring different types of cuisine,  watching old movies and traveling.