Meet Our Team

Gamma Chapter Executive Board

 
 
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Ryan Distaso

Executive President

president.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Ryan is a senior studying International Relations with a regional focus in Asia and International Systems and World Order. He is from Acton, CA, a small town outside of Los Angeles. Ryan is a member of the reactivating class of DPE and the Psi line of Spring 2016. He previously served as the Community Outreach Officer and now serves as the Executive President of BU's Gamma Chapter. Apart from DPE, Ryan's interest in International Relations stems from his passion for learning languages, politics, and public speaking. He is an avid traveler and has studied and worked in England, Switzerland, and India. In his spare time he might think he loves to go hiking and the outdoors, but in reality you can find him binging on nachos and Bollywood movies. 

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Nikta Khani

vice president

vicepresident.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Nikta is a sophomore pursuing a major in International Relations and minor in Public Relations. She hails from Orange, CT, a small suburb outside of New Haven. She joined Delta Phi Epsilon as a freshman as a part of the Fall 2016 pledge class and now serves as the Executive Vice President of the BU's Gamma Chapter. Outside of her involvement in DPE, Nikta is the Director General of BosMUN XVII and is heavily involved in BU's International Affairs Association (BUIAA). Nikta is also a Dean's Ambassador for the Fredrick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. Her passion for International Relations is rooted in her close connection to her Iranian heritage (she doesn't stop talking about it). When she's not taking herself too seriously or chugging dark roast by the liter, Nikta loves to travel, make lists, update her google calendar, and look at art (Klimt, Vermeer, Hopper, and Neshat are among her favorites).

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Anastasia Barnett

SECRETARY

secretary.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Anastasia is a sophomore in the Questrom School of Business studying business administration and law while minoring in international relations. She came to Boston all the way from Naples, Florida where she was an avid beachgoer and lacrosse player. Now, Anastasia serves as the Secretary of Delta Phi Epsilon's Gamma chapter, pledging in the Fall of 2016. Along with DPE, she is a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and is a staff writer for the Boston University Political Review. When in doubt, you can usually find Anastasia either at her permanent spot in the Questrom Starbucks, spending too much time (and money) in Whole Foods, or on her never-ending jogs around Allston and Brookline. 

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Madie Janik

Vice president of professional relations

professional.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Madeline is a sophmore pursuing a double major in International Relations and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. She proudly calls La Grange, Il her home which is a stone’s throw away from the beautiful city of Chicago. Madeline rushed as a Freshman and was lucky enough to be a part of the Fall 2016 pledge class, she now holds the title of Executive Vice President of Professional Development and Alumni Relations. Outside of her involvement in DPE, Madeline is the treasurer of the BU Women’s Club Water Polo Team. She instructs swim lessons and so therefore spends most of her free time in the pool and sometimes believe she is related to a fish. On the off chance that she is not at the pool Madeline enjoys listening to country music, loudly and frequently, and taking long walks through all beautiful Boston neighborhoods. 

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Sandra Rosado

Vice President of Recruitment

recruitment.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Sandra is a senior studying International Relations with a regional focus in Latin America as well as a minor in Italian Studies. She is originally from Peru, but you will find her on the Amtrak heading back home to New York on the long weekends. Her interest in global development and human rights are very much due to the exposure she to the underdeveloped regions of Peru as a young girl. Sandra joined Delta Phi Epsilon in the Fall 2016 Pledge Class and was a committee member of Spring 2017 recruitment. She just spent a semester abroad working in Switzerland and is very excited to return as Vice President of Recruitment. In her spare time, you can find Sandra hanging by the silks at FitRec, color coding everything in her bullet journal (a habit she will impose on you as well), or fondly swiping through Pete Souza’s Instagram page.

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Carly Berke

Vice President of Marketing

marketing.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Carly is a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in International Relations in CAS and Film & Television in COM. She came to Boston from Los Angeles, California and joined Delta Phi Epsilon in the Fall 2017 pledge class. In addition to serving as DPE's Vice President of Marketing, she is also the Chief Internal Affairs Officer for BarMUN XI, a Student Ambassador for the College of Communication, and a Trip Coordinator for Alternative Service Breaks at the Community Service Center. As her choice of major indicates, she is an enormous film snob and could talk about movies and filmmaking for days on end. On the rare occasion she's not drinking green tea and eating Basho in the GSU, you can find her taking quiet walks through Brookline at twilight and contemplating which concert she can afford to attend next.

 
 
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Justin Luu

Treasurer

treasurer.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Justin is a junior pursuing a major in International Relations with a minor in Economics. He is from Weston, Massachusetts, a small town in the Greater Boston area. He joined Delta Phi Epsilon as a junior in the Fall 2017 pledge class and now serves as the Treasurer of the Gamma Chapter. Outside of his involvement with DPE, Justin enjoys traveling internationally to indulge in new experiences, including food and culture. He previously studied abroad in England and worked in Vietnam. During his leisure time, he enjoys playing basketball, trying new foods, going out with friends, and watching movies.

 

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Yagiz Sullu

Head of Internal Programming

programming.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Yagiz is a senior majoring in International Relations with a focus in Europe/Foreign Policy & Security Studies. He is from Istanbul, Turkey. He joined Delta Phi Epsilon during his junior year as a part of the 2016 Fall Pledge Class and now serves as the Vice President of Recruitment of BU's Gamma Chapter. Outside of DPE, he is involved in intramural sports such as basketball almost every semester. As an international student, he has been exposed to many different cultures and believes that his experience in the international world is the primary reason why he pursued his major. Outside of class, he's known as a huge Clippers fan, watching games frequently and hitting the gym 5 times a week. 

 
 
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Lauren Vitacco

Vice President of Community Outreach

community.dpe.bu@gmail.com

Lauren Vitacco is a sophomore pursuing a degree in International Relations and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. She resides in Manhattan, New York. She joined Delta Phi Epsilon during the fall of 2017 and now serves as the Vice President of Community Outreach for BU’s Gamma Chapter. In addition to DPE, Lauren is a member of Omega Phi Alpha, Boston University’s community service sorority. Foreign service is extremely important to Lauren and wants to continue to serve her community through Delta Phi Epsilon. She is planning on studying abroad in Morocco next fall and wants to travel to every continent at some point in her life. When she is not studying in Mugar, she is binge watching various show such as The Office and Park and Recreation.