DC Dialogues is a student-led initiative created to engage the NYU DC community in key discussions on politics, culture, business, environment, education – and more. Through active participation from the student body, DC Dialogues will convene prominent experts of various perspectives to discuss matters most captivating to students.
Bridget Galvin is a junior at the New York campus. She is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and recently took a year off to return to Alaska and help run a Congressional campaign. She is majoring in Politics. In her spare time she enjoys writing music and currently she works as an event planner for an Arts Nonprofit in Bethesda.
Alexandra Mathew is a third-year student from NYU Shangai. She is currently pursuing a degree in Political Science with a minor in Journalism. In addition to her role as Communications Manager, she is a marketing intern for Entangled Publishing. When she is not studying into the wee hours of the morning you can find Alexandra with her nose buried deep into a fantasy novel.
Otelo is a sophomore at NYU Abu Dhabi studying Social Research and Public Policy with a minor in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining DC Dialogues, Otelo served as the Outreach & Engagement Intern for NYU Abu Dhabi’s Office of Community and Education Engagement as well as the Director of Events for Africa Global, an Abu Dhabi-based student interest group. This semester he is interning with the Aspen Institute’s Center for Urban Innovation to help develop inclusive programming around the intersections of smart cities, social innovation and local governance. Otelo is also passionate about public service and has worked for politicians on both ends of the political spectrum, including the Mayor of Portland (Oregon) and the Governor of Utah. When he is not traveling, Otelo enjoys playing basketball, watching binge-worthy Netflix Originals and building his Kenya-based social enterprise, Umoja Beads. In his role as Content Manager, Otelo looks forward to working with his peers and the DC community to curate relevant events and workshops.
Tom McIntyre works closely with the Senior Vice Provost to identify public programming opportunities for the Washington, DC site. He seeks out and manages VIP speakers, links programs to academic initiatives at NYU, builds audiences, and connects events to other NYU global sites. In addition, he initiates and facilitates the participation of national experts and scholars, policymakers, professionals and entrepreneurs in both classroom lectures and special program events. Coordinating with other NYU administrators and faculty, he creates and maintains a robust program and event schedule including symposium, speaker series, lectures, and extra-curricular programming. Tom oversees the NYU DC internship program by managing the relationships with the internship providers and ensuring placements for NYU students. He works with the Assistant Vice President for Government Affairs on State Department and Embassy initiatives in Washington, DC and abroad in order to ensure that technical issues such as visas are addressed and programmatic possibilities are explored. He is the founder and director of NYU Washington, DC's DC Dialogues program.
Tom is also the Assistant Director of New York University’s John Brademas Center where he oversees the Center’s program agenda, acts as the Congressional liaison and coordinates its Congressional Internship Program. Recently, collaborating wiit other Congressional centers, he has created The Young Leaders Network, connecting today’s young leaders to established policymakers, experts and mentors in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining the Brademas Center, he acted as the office administrator for New York University’s office of government and community affairs. From 1999 until 2004, Tom worked in the U.S. Senate for Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD), and was the Senator’s Director of Correspondence. Tom received his B.A. from The Catholic University of America with minors in Philosophy and Religious Studies and earned his Masters of Public Administration with a specialization in management of public and nonprofit organizations from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
Polly Terzian graduated from Dickinson College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Management and Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies, with honors. She studied abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador and Mendoza, Argentina during her junior year and was a member of the cross country and track & field teams all four years. She worked at an event planning company in downtown DC before joining NYU Washington, DC.
Kai Byron, Communications Manager
Katelyn Frazier, Operations Manager
Evan Lodge, Operations Manager
Andrew Lusk, Content Manager
Mia Granek, Operations Manager
Mia Granek, Facilitation Manager
Kevin Kim, Operations Manager
James Pooler, Program Manager
Jennifer Tang, Communications and Outreach Manager
Leslie Kimura, Operations Manager
Winnie Kong, Communications Manager
Valia Mitsakis, Content Manager
Cynthia Orizaba, Content Manager
Carol Wu, Communications Manager
Louis Dalle, Operations Manager
Emily Fagel, Content Manager
Lillian Kerinek, Communications Manager
Rachel Moorman Miki, Student Volunteer
Millicent Wong, Technology Manager
Nofar Hamray, Program Manager
Jose A Morales, Operations Manager
Zhijie (Mark) Sun, Operations Manager