Student Leaders and Members

Haider Ali (’21)

Allies Treasurer

Major: Biology, History

Haider is a junior from New York majoring in Biology and History, with a concentration in the ancient Mediterranean world. He has been part of ALLIES since his freshmen year and helped plan the 2019 Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations. Currently, along with being Treasurer, he also serves as the co-director of the 2019 Civil-Military Relations Conference. While hoping to one day pursue a career in medicine, Haider is fascinated by the complexities of international relations and loves discussing all aspects of the topic.

Email: haider.ali@tufts.edu

Isra Ali (’22)

ALLIES Logistics Director

Major: Undecided

Isra is a sophomore from Dallas, TX who is considering majoring in Computer Science and International Relations, and hopes to work in cybersecurity one day. She became interested in global affairs after spending many summers abroad in South Asia and overhearing one too many post-chai political discussions that happen in every Desi living room. At Tufts she is involved in Tufts Taekwondo.

Email: isra.hamid_ali@tufts.edu

Daniel Lewis (’20)

ALLIES Co-Leader

Major: Political Science

Daniel is a senior who, like many of his fellow Jumbos, is majoring in Political Science because he was too lazy to do the language requirement. Even though he is not an IR major, he has been involved with ALLIES since his freshmen year. He has participated in the 2017 Joint Research Project studying nuclear strategy in Japan, and served as curriculum director for 2017/2018.

Email: daniel.lewis@tufts.edu

Yumei Lin (’22)

ALLIES Programming Director

Major: International Relations

Yumei is a sophomore from Arcadia, CA majoring in International Relations with a concentration in International Security. Her areas of interest include foreign intervention in intrastate conflict as well as security issues in Southeast Asia. At Tufts, she is also involved in Asian American political causes, choir, various culture clubs (TAST and SIMSA), among other things.

Email: yumei.lin@tufts.edu

Lionel Oh (’20)

ALLIES Co-Leader

Major: International Relations, Computer Science

Lionel is a senior majoring in International Relations (concentrating in International Security) and Computer Science. Positively obsessed with anything mildly related to defense, he serves as a Lieutenant with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. At Tufts, he sits on the IR Students Advisory Board, and was the former co-president of the Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia Students Association. In ALLIES, he was co-director for the 2019 Field Exercise in Peace and Stability Operations, and participated in the 2018 Joint Research Project studying cyber deterrence in Estonia. He is also currently an editor for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Singapore Policy Journal.

Email: lionel.oh@tufts.edu

Sabrina Wen (’22)

ALLIES Curriculum Director

Major: International Relations, Computer Science

Sabrina is a sophomore from New York City. She is studying International Relations and Computer Science, and hopes to eventually work in cybersecurity or threat intelligence. Last year, she was one of the Freshman Representatives for ALLIES. On campus, Sabrina also teaches civics with Generation Citizen and is a TA for the CS department.

Email: sabrina.wen@tufts.edu