Sara Torres '20

Sara Torres, or as most people call her, Sarita, is a Junior double majoring in Economics and International Relations with a concentration in Development Economics. For Sarita, home is Latin America, particularly Colombia and Dominican Republic. In addition to her involvement with NIMEP, she is co-director of Latin American Committee (LAC) and Students Engaged in Resolution and Awareness at Tufts (SERAT), Peer Leader for the LatinX Center, Event Planning chair for Women Entrepreneurs at Tufts (WE@T), I-Club Campus Relations Executive Board member, Growth and Strategy Chair for One for the World (OFTW) and works as a barista at the Rez Cafe. During her Sophomore summer, she partook in the Summer Scholars program through which she researched about the changes in attitude among the Arab region’s working class toward democracy and democratization before and after the Arab Spring. Sarita is very interested in the Middle Eastern and North African regions not only because of her research but also due to her interest in the region’s history and lively culture fascinating, especially as it shares some parallels with Latin America. Sarita loves learning about world history in addition to the political economy and culture of different regions. In her free time, she enjoys exploring events in the Boston area and going out for runs while listening to trance music or reggaetón.

Uzair Sattar '20

Uzair is a sophomore at Tufts University. Born in Islamabad, Pakistan, he is planning on majoring in International Relations with a concentration in the Middle East and South Asia. Uzair took a gap year after high school to explore possible careers options. He worked at a corporate law firm and microfinance bank in attempt to discover where his passions lied. Ultimately, Uzair chose law and aspires to specialize in water law in the future. He is currently a columnist for SouthAsia Magazine, where he writes monthly articles on various facets of Pakistan’s water crisis. At Tufts, Uzair is the Vice-President of the International Club, member of Tufts Mock Trial, Co-Leader of the New Initiative for Middle Eastern Peace, and Founder of Tufts Cricket Club. During Uzair’s freshman year, he was a member of “HYPE! Mimez” – the nation’s only collegiate mime troupe. In his spare time, Uzair enjoys biking as well as playing and watching cricket.

Kairavi Sarup '20

Kairavi Sarup is a Junior from New Delhi but spent a large part of her life living in Helsinki. She is a junior majoring in International Relations and Archaeology and minoring in Arabic. In addition to NIMEP, she is active in SAPAC (South Asian Political Action Committee) and is a research assistant at the CEEO. Kai also loves music and theatre.