Global Student Seven (GS7)

Global Student Seven (GS7)

Who we are

The GS7 is an advisory board to Dean Feinstein tasked with providing candid, mature student perspectives on affairs concerning the Hamilton Lugar School to improve the undergraduate student experience and expand the scope of the college. The board meets with the Dean each month to soundboard policies, organize events, and brainstorm new student and faculty initiatives. The GS7 also meets with HLS departments to improve their student outreach and increase enrollments. Made up of six undergraduate and one graduate student, the board reflects the diversity of the student body and programs at HLS.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Global Student Seven, applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.

Amna Ahmed

International Studies, Political Science, Economics

Amna Ahmed is a junior Wells Scholar at Indiana University majoring in International Studies, Political Science and Economics. She has also created an individualized minor in Urdu Language to take advantage of the wide variety of languages offered at the Hamilton Lugar School. Beyond the classroom, Amna is involved in GS7, IUSG, The OVPUE Student Advisory Board, 180 Degrees Consulting, and working as a research assistant.

Cami Wallace

International Studies

Cami Wallace is a senior majoring in International Studies with concentrations in Global Development, Human Rights and International Law, and a minor in Anthropology. Committed to social justice, her focus is on understanding social movements, advocating for indigenous rights, and learning how to best care for survivors of traumatic experiences. With this being her last semester at IU, she is planning on moving to Chicago and working for a non-profit or NGO. 

Clayton Underhill  

International Law & Institutions, Spanish

Clayton Underhill is a junior from Washington, IN pursuing majors in International Law & Institutions and Spanish as well as the Certificate of Underwater Resource Management and a minor in Public & Environmental Affairs. Clayton is part of Hutton Honors College and the Hudson & Holland Scholar Program. Within the Hamilton Lugar School, Clayton serves as a member of the Global Student 7, a student ambassador, and a member of Sigma Iota Rho. He works as a student assistant to the Office of the Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and was previously a live-in peer mentor at the Civic Leaders Center. This fall, he plans to study abroad in Madrid, Spain. After graduating, he hopes to teach through either Teach for America or the Peace Corps before attending law school.

Ethan McAndrews

International Studies, East Asian Languages & Cultures

Ethan McAndrews is a senior at Indiana University, majoring in International Studies and East Asian Languages & Cultures. As a recent Boren Scholar in China, Ethan enrolled at Nanjing University to research the impact of cultural diplomacy on US-China relations. He has completed multiple internships at the intersection of global exchange and culture, namely with the International Trade Administration and the PGA Tour’s International team. He continues to be motivated by public diplomacy and its capacity to promote stronger international ties.

Marria Peduto

International Studies, East Asian Languages & Cultures, Global Food Systems

Marria Peduto is a third-year student from Indianapolis, Indiana triple majoring in International Studies, East Asian Languages & Cultures with the Chinese Flagship program, and Global Food Systems through the Individualized Major Program. She is also pursuing a certificate in Global Service and Peace Corps Prep with a focus on the environment. Marria studied abroad in Chengdu, China with the U.S. State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program which inspired her to continue studying Chinese in college. She created the Food for Thought Project at IU, which addresses the challenge of food insecurity through educational programming, a CSA style food box program, and an academic conference. (Next year she will be serving as a Youth Ambassador for the USA Pavilion at the Dubai Expo 2020 in the United Arab Emirates.) After graduation, Marria hopes to serve in the Peace Corps and pursue a Master’s degree in gastronomic sciences and global affairs to address how climate affects the world’s food system.


Nikhil Jain

International Law & Institutions, Central Eurasian Studies

Nikhil Jain is a senior majoring in International Law & Institutions and Central Eurasian Studies. He has interned for US Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), US Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), and the congressional campaign for Christina Hale. He studied abroad in the Republic of Azerbaijan, which motivated him to continue academic research into conflict, authoritarianism, and nationalism in the South Caucasus. Outside of HLS, he is a staff writer and occasional character for IUSTV's late-night comedy show Not Too Late, a content editor for the satirical paper Hoosier Flipside, and the creator and host of the podcast Authoritania. After graduating, he will pursue a Master's in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at Columbia University.