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.
Fall 2020 Executive Board
Evan Davis, Co-Content Manager
Bio coming soon...
Dora Hauache, Operations Manager
Dora Hauache is a freshman from NYU's New York campus planning to double major in urban design & architecture and environmental studies at CAS. She was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Washington, DC in 2017. When not studying or working, Dora loves to spend time running through the city and crocheting. She is delighted to join the DC Dialogues team and is excited to bring some amazing speakers to NYU DC!
Abigail Mata-Hernandez, Co-Content Manager
Abigail Mata-Hernandez was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is majoring in Political Science at NYU Shanghai. Abigail is excited to be at NYU DC for one of her study away semesters and take advantage of the opportunities the capital has to offer. When not studying or working, she enjoys trying new foods, going on walks, and exploring the city. She is currently thinking of pursuing Law School for Immigration.
Nina Sasakawa, Co-Communications Manager
Nina Sasakawa is a first-year student in Liberal Studies with an intended major in Global Liberal Studies. She is from Tokyo, Japan but attended high school in Massachusetts. While she played squash and tennis and a little bit of soccer in high school, she currently likes to play and watch all types of sports and stay active whether it is exercising or spending time with her friends. She also loves traveling, which is one of the reasons she decided to attend NYU because there are numerous opportunities to study abroad. Nina is excited to be a part of DC Dialogues and on a team that brings in the student body to discuss, understand, and learn topics of various fields while hearing the perspectives and voices of others!
Nikki Wu, Co-Communications Manager
Nikki Wu is a freshman in the Global Liberal Studies program at NYU, and she plans on double majoring in Psychology. Hailing from San Diego, CA, she loves hiking, embroidering, and baking. Besides her hobbies, Nikki enjoys learning more about social justice and advocating for different causes. She is looking forward to working with the other E-Board members to foster passion and growth within the NYU-DC community.
Tom McIntyre, Founder & Director, NYU DC Dialogues
Tom McIntyrye works 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 Deputy Director of Programming and Outreach 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 with 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.
Tom enjoys running around the Arboritum and exploring DC nightlife. He is an avid traveler having visited nearly 40 countries and has flown enough miles to circle the earth 60 times. He looks forward to working with students on their professional career goals while they live, study and work in the city he calls home.
Polly Terzian, Administrative Program Coordinator
Polly Terzian earned her Bachelor of Arts in Policy Management and Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Studies, with honors at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She studied abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador and Mendoza, Argentina 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 and is a DC native.
Past Executive Board Members
Gabriel Avalos, Content Manager
Coco Hua, Operations Manager
Riley Searcey, Communications Manager
Payton Summers, Technical Manager
Otelo Reggy-Beane, Content Manager
Bridget Galvin, Operations Manager
Alexandra Mathew, Communications Manager
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
Luke Buttenwieser, Content/Operations Manager
Brianna Hall, Communications Manager
Ethan Liu, Content/Operations Manager
Payton Summers, Technical Manager
Pedro Tijerina, Content/Operations 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