Meet The Team
Anushree Gupta - President
Anushree is a second year Politics and IR student with a keen interest in Cold War history and International Relations. She is often found with coffee and her work on the south lawn (when on campus) and always happy to have a chat.
William Chua - Vice-President
William is the Vice President of Melbourne International Relations Society. He is currently completing a B.A. in Politics and International Studies at the University of Melbourne. His academic interests include Australian foreign policy, global health and multilateralism.
Zachary Matthews - Secretary
Zach currently serves as Secretary of MIRS, and is in his first year of studying a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Politics & International Studies, and a Diploma of Languages in French Studies, at the University of Melbourne. Zach is particularly interested in queer politics and foreign policy analysis, and outside of his studies can be found curled up with a good book or binge watching yet another TV series.
Jinghan Yu - Treasurer
Han currently serves as the Treasurer of MIRS. He is in his third year of studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Actuarial Studies. He is vaguely interested in international affairs in general, and has generic interests such as reading, Docuseries binging and map games.
Catherine Scheffer - Marketing Director
Catherine is in her final year of her Master of International Relations and Diploma in Languages (French Studies) at the University of Melbourne. She has a particular interest in national security and climate security, is an avid Brooklyn 99 fan and is the most dog obsessed person you’ll meet.
Vaishnavi Ravikrishna - MUNS Director
Vaishnavi (she/her) is a proud mother of two bunnies who spends her leisure time doing face masks and petting said bunnies. She's a theatre director who loves all things arty and creative, and is also a keen enthusiast of special effects and beauty makeup.
Srishti Chatterjee - MUNS Director
Srishti is a non-binary person of colour, and a final year undergraduate studying Sociology and Media. They are a gender justice advocate, and spends their time during community organising, reading and writing
Victor Sun - Training Director
Victor Sun allegedly completed his Bachelor of Arts in 2018. This rumour is unverified. He is currently in his second year of Law School for reasons we do not fully understand. He has an interest in the history of international peacekeeping (subject to change within five minutes). When not talking too loud, he can be found in his hovel, making origami animals, stepping on LEGO, reading comic books, and doing nothing meaningful.
Akash Anil Nair - Training Director
Akash is a Politics and Criminology Major at the university of Melbourne .His interest in International relations is hinged on his fascination for ordered chaos! Feel free to walk up to him for a conversation !