Our ECOSOC Outreach Directors and Deputy Directors work to ensure our delegates can best represent IRSAM at the United Nations through training sessions, logistical organization, and facilitating meetings with representatives of NGOS and members states.
Alex Smith is the Director for CSocD55. He is a third year university student studying Computer Science and Political Science at McGill University. Born and raised near Toronto, Canada, and having spent time living abroad in Switzerland, Alex is passionate about using technology to innovatively tackle real world social development.
Kathryn Schmidt is the CSocD Deputy Director for 2016-2017. She is currently a third-year student at McGill University pursuing an honors degree in Political Science and History. Originally from the United States, her area of concentration lies in the modern Near and Middle East, with a particular interest in security, conflict-resolution, and U.S. policy in the region.
Alexandra Yiannoutsos is Co-director ofthe International Relations Students’ Association at McGill ECOSOC Outreach portfolio during the2016-2017 academic year. Her position entails logistical coordination between both McGill delegations attending CSocD55 and CSW61 in 2017, communication with outside NGOs, member states, and organizations, as well as promoting consistency within the portfolio from year to year. She is currently a second year student majoring in Political Science and Economics with a minor in French language and literature with a great passion for human, civil, and women’s rights as well as public health.
Mehar Gujral is the CSW Director for 2016-2017. She is a third year student at McGill University pursuing Honours International Development Studies and a minor in Management, with a focus on entrepreneurship, feminist studies, and sustainable development. Mehar is very excited to be attending CSW for the third year and hopes to make it an impactful and positive experience. She is passionate about youth leveraging technology and digital media for social good.
James Myles is the Deputy Director for CSW61. He’s a second year U2 polisci/IDS student from Gatineau, QC. James works for the external portfolios of both IRSAM and the PSSA, and has a long passion for international relations. Sub-Saharan African politics are his focus, having developed his interest in international issues in the context of multilateral organizations while living in Ghana and Tanzania.