Global Affairs Board

GAB Purpose

The Global Affairs Board (GAB) is a student advisory committee for students who are committed to intercultural excellence. GAB Members will lead a variety of initiatives to better serve the Wes community and further establish the Center for Global Studies as a key resource in global education and citizenship.

GAB Roles and Responsibilities

GAB Committee Member advise the Fries Center for Global Studies on what Wesleyan students need in regards global education. This can be done through sharing their own perspectives and experiences, gathering information from peers, or conducting surveys on campus. GAB Members will also take part in facilitating events related to the global education initiatives.

2017-18 GAB Members

  • Dylan Heuer, ‘18
  • From New York
  • Major: Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Studied Abroad: University of Oxford, UK
  • Leadership on Campus:
    • WesWell
    • Radio show about Feminism,
    • Wesshop
    • Global Affairs Board 
  • Jack Minton, ‘18
  • From New York City
  • College of Social Studies (CSS) major
  • Studied abroad in England at the University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College
  • Leadership on campus:
    • Global Affairs Board 
  • Phoebe Howe, ‘18
  • From Ipswich, Massachusetts,
  • Double-majoring in Latin American Studies and Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
  • Studied Abroad in Chile
  • Leadership on campus:
    • Former collegiate athlete (field hockey)
    • Currently coordinates the ESL Tutoring Program at Wesleyan
    • Global Affairs Board 
  • Jeremy Epstein, ’18
  • From Bethesda, Maryland
  • Government (Comparative Politics) Major
  • Leadership on campus:
    • WSA Student Senator
    • Greek Life
    • Wesleyan Community Committee
    • Global Affairs Board
  • Dasha Dubinsky, ‘18
  • From Northern California
  • Major: College of Social Studies (CSS)
  • Leadership on Campus:
    • Human Capital Exchange Conference Board
    • Start-up promoting accessible engagement with tennis for millennial women
    • Global Affairs Board
  • Yarden Garonzik, ‘18
  • From Brookline, Massachusetts.
  • Latin American Studies with a certificate in International Relations.
  • Studied abroad in Madrid, Spain
  • Leadership on campus:
    • English teacher in Valencia, Spain
    • Summer of 2016, received the Wesleyan WIJS Endowed Summer Grant to work with a humanitarian aid organization in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Latin American Studies Committee
    • Member of the Alpha Psi Alpha Fraternity
    • Global Affairs Board
  • Shiyu (Simon) Zhu, ‘20
  • From Shanghai, China
  • Computer Science, Math, Economics, CEAS major
  • Leadership on campus:
    • Residence of Japanese Hall
    • Global Affairs Board
  • Mariel Becker, 2018
  • From Blue Bell, PA
  • Studied abroad at the University of Glasgow in Scotland!
  • Biology Major
    • Ski and Snowboard Team
    • Rockclimbing Club
  • Saakshi Kakar, ‘21
  • From Bombay, India.
  • Anticipated double major in Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Leadership on campus:
    • Fencing Club
    • WesReads/Math and the community psychology
    • Globa Affairs Board
  • Adele Zhou, ‘21
  • From: Beijing, China
  • Anticipated Major: Art History and Anthropology
  • Leadership on campus:
    • Global Affairs Board