Global Student Seven (GS7)

Global Student Seven (GS7)

Who we are

The GS7 is an advisory board to Dean Ciorciari 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.

Interested in joining the Global Student Seven? Applications for the 2024-25 academic year will open in the spring 2024 semester. To stay up-to-date with the GS7 and application deadlines, follow them on Instagram @hls_globalstudent7.

Belle Chatpunnarangsee

International Law and Institutions

Belle Chatpunnarangsee is a junior double majoring in International Law and Institutions and Spanish and double minoring in French and Business. Outside of class, Belle is the co-founder and co-president of a student organization called People of Color for Policy Advocacy. She is also an undergraduate assistant at the IU Asian Culture Center where she produces Hearabouts: Asian American Midwest Radio, a podcast centered around AAPI identity, culture, and community. Upon graduation, Belle hopes to attend law school and work in international arbitration.

Amangul Hydyrova

International Studies, Economics/Mathematics, Neuroscience

Amangul Hydyrova is a senior studying International Studies, Economics/Mathematics, and Neuroscience. Amangul is a Lead Ethical AI Intern at the Center of Excellence for Women and Technology (CEWiT) and the founder and President of Women in Economics. Additionally, she has previously worked as a Director of Student Life at IU Student Government and an Undergraduate Instructor for economics classes.

Patrick Lee

International Law and Institutions, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Patrick Lee is a senior from St. Louis double majoring in International Law and Institutions and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures along with an Honors Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management. Outside of the classroom, Patrick is a member of the Arabic Flagship program, the IU Funding Board, and Co-Chief of Staff of the Indiana University Student Government. This past summer, Patrick interned with a refugee resettlement agency in their family support division. Upon graduation, he hopes to attend law school and specialize in immigration law.

Cameron D.J. Lowery

International Studies

Cameron D.J. Lowery transferred into HLS after spending time as a Biology and Law & Public Policy major, deciding to major in International Studies and minor in African Studies. He served on IU Black Student Union’s Freshman Action Team, participated in IU Civic Leaders, and interned for CDFI Friendly Bloomington. He now works as a Data & Communications Assistant with the African Studies Program.

Kevin Mantell

International Studies

Kevin Mantell is a junior majoring in International Studies with minors in Political Science and African Studies. This is Kevin's second year as a member of the GS7. Apart from the GS7, Kevin is involved with the Hoosier Scholar Ambassadors, HLS Ambassadors, Indiana Model UN, IU Hillel, and the Views-at-IU Hiking Club. In the spring of 2024, he hopes to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. When not in class, you can catch Kevin swimming laps in the SRSC, strolling down Kirkwood, and studying in the atrium of the Global and International Studies Building.

Kendrick Mernitz

Cybersecurity and Global Policy, Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures

Kendrick Mernitz is a senior pursuing a B.S. in Cybersecurity & Global Policy and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures. At IU, Kendrick is a member of the Hutton Honors College, serves on the Deans’ Advisory Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and conducts research on privacy in technology. Kendrick is also involved with the IU Arabic Flagship Program. After graduation, Kendrick hope to attend law school and focus on civil rights law.

Mahi Patel

International Studies

Mahi Patel is a junior from Portage, Indiana pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Studies, an Honors Certificate in Liberal Arts and Management, and a minor in Global Media. At IU, she serves as Project Development and Partnership manager for HLS Global Development Consulting, President of the Eleanor Roosevelt Society, and Director of Professional Initiatives on the LAMP Student Advisory Board. Mahi has interned for the US House of Representatives, High Atlas Foundation, Las Americas Advocacy Group, and NEPRA Foundation. She will be studying abroad in London, UK this year. After graduation, Mahi hopes to work in consulting before continuing on to law school.