Matthew Jourlait '21

Matthew Jourlait is a Class of 2021 International Relations major at Tufts University, pursuing a minor in economics. He is a member of the IGL community, having participated in the EPIIC course during his freshmen year and having been involved in the leadership of ALLIES, a civil-military relations focused student group.Matthew is passionate about international security, consulting and finance. He has interned at the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, the US Department of State and at various other nonprofits and startups.Matthew is also a triple citizen, hailing from Canada, France and the United States. He has also lived half of his life respectively in California and Paris, and speaks French, English and Spanish fluently.

Evan Corcoran '20

Evan graduated from Tufts in 2020 with a Master's of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, Comparative Politics & International Political Economy from the Fletcher School. Prior to enrollment at Fletcher, he worked in the educational sector in California, Chile, Spain, and Turkey. While at school, he focused his research on authoritarianism in Europe and Eurasia, along with the role civil society and external stimuli have on pro-democracy efforts. He is also involved in the Fletcher Forum of World Affairs and Tufts Literacy Corps. While not studying, Evan loves reading fantasy novels, eating exotic food, and going surfing.

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.