The CSD Conference Team
Cynthia Wang is an MSc student studying Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development. She obtained her BA in International and Comparative Politics at the American University of Paris. She worked in law and research previous to her time at King's. Her interests are in Sino-Russian relations and its implications for the West.
Andrea Naranjo is an MA student in Conflict, Security, & Development (CSD). She obtained a BSc in International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the U.S. Before starting at King's, Andrea worked in Washington D.C. in various international development sectors, including energy, food assistance, and humanitarian demining. She is interested in post-conflict transitions, particularly in Colombia.
Katie Fettes is pursuing an MA in CSD. She holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and African Studies from the University of Toronto, Canada. She is the co-founder and communications director of the NGO The Rainmaker Enterprise and was previously a project manager with the organisation The Olive Branch for Children in Tanzania.
Head of Finance
Eliz Peck came to the MA in CSD after a BA in History at the University of Cambridge. Between her studies she worked for an NGO based on the UN Green Line in Cyprus that aimed to establish a sustainable post-conflict resolution. Her academic interests include organised crime, terrorism, and nationalism.
Speaker Engagement Committee
Tristan Turner is an MA candidate in CSD, having previously graduated from the BA International Relations at King's having been twice awarded the Sir Michael Howard Excellence Award. He previously worked as an operations officer for an international security firm as well as a research assistant for Policy Exchange. He is particularly interested in peace/state-building, Anglo-American foreign policy, and sustainable development.
Head of Speaker Engagement
Karen Demerutis is currently studying CSD. She has a BA (Hons) in International Relations from the Technológico de Monterrey in Mexico City. For the past three years Karen has worked in the NGO sector as a project manager and fundraising officer. Her interests are focused on understanding violence and criminal organisations in Latin America, as well as analysing the political economy of these conflicts.
Jelte Schievels enrolled in CSD having graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht. He is currently working as a project manager at The Young Consultant. His academic work focuses on insurgencies, rebel governance, and war economies.
Project Co-ordination Committee
Claire Leone is currently completing her MA in CSD. She graduated magna cum laude with a dual BA in International Affairs and Latin American and Hemispheric Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. Claire comes directly from a post in the office of the Secretary General of the Organization of American States. Her main focuses are migration, transnational crime, and citizen security.
Head of Project
Jun Li is currently studying an MSc in Emerging Economies and Inclusive Development at King's. She has previously obtained a post-graduate degree in Political Economy, and a BA in Electronic Commerce, from the Tianjin University of Finance and Economics. She previously worked as an intern at SIEMENS. She is interested in international trade and development, crowdfunding development in China, and strategy planning of the internet industry.
Rao Rao is undertaking an MSc in Emerging Economies and International Development at King's, having graduated with a BSc in Finance. She was an intern at the Risk Management Department of the Agricultural Bank of China. She is particularly interested in economic issues of emerging economies, especially with regards to China's foreign investment.
Christina Sfitsou is currently studying an MA in Intelligence and International Security. She graduated BA (Hons) in International and European Studies from the University of Pireaus. She worked as an intern at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as an editor of the political website Power Politics. Her interests lie in political communication, marketing, and how these intersect with population behaviour.
Head of Marketing
Communications Manager and Designer
Isabelle Martin is studying an MA in CSD, after graduating from Leiden University with a BA (Hons) in International Studies. She has previously worked as Social Media Manager at the Red Cross Student Desk The Hague, and as a student consultant for Transparency International NL. She is interested in transitional justice processes, particularly regarding collective memory and reparations and international criminal law.