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Ameya is a Senior from Plano, Texas double majoring in History and Political Science and Minoring in Economics. As president, he hopes to encourage the free flow of ideas, opinions, and perspectives to ensure a healthy intellectual environment. He is interested in international trade, security, and socioeconomic development.

Ameya Khanapurkar


Eddie Koranyi

Eddie is a junior from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil concentrating in Strategy and Global Business in Questrom. In high school, he passionately participated in Model United Nations — attending about thirty conferences around the world. This passion stemmed from loving conversations and engaging with respectful differences of opinion, be they around the dinner table or in the halls of the Supreme Court. At PBU, he hopes to facilitate dialogue that bridges divergent opinions and allows for pragmatic and inclusive conclusions in an era of divisiveness and excessive partisanship.


Co Head of Publication + Editing

Sydney is a senior pursuing a degree in International Relations and dual-minor in Italian and History. A Rhode Island native, Sydney is most passionate about migration and international law, planning to apply for a law degree after graduation. She is dedicated to strengthening collaboration and engagement within the Politica and looks forward to encouraging the ideas of each of the organization’s members. Above all, she is inspired by the fresh perspectives and animated conversations at PBU.

B.Ankit Patro
Head of podcasting

My name is B.Ankit Patro and I am junior studying economics and international relations. Hailing from Bhubaneswar, India, I love analysing policies which can impact our lives. I have seen how right policies can propel a country's growth within a short period of time. As with other Asian economies, India grew from an economy of just 600 billion dollars to more 2 trillion in less than 20 years. The economic rise of India also shaped the society and the believes of its 1.4 billion citizens. The economic growth also created a dynamic youth with varied political opinions. This formed the basis for joining the Politica. I love hearing different opinions and I may not agree with them but seeing different things from different lenses really helps to deconstruct the world. So this is what I am looking forward to next semester.

Sam Gildea
head of Roundtables

Sam is a junior studying Political Science and Philosophy with a minor in International Relations. Being raised in a small town with few politically engaged individuals has made He believes strongly in the potential for self improvement that comes from engaging with different perspectives and cultures and is passionate about creating and participating in environments where the sharing of personal experiences challenges assumptions and fosters connections. Dialogue of this nature not only makes people better, it is also crucial for the healthy functioning of democracy. Sam believes being a part of respectful productive discourse is the purpose of college and provides lessons that are applicable in both personal and political life.

Ruhika Ponda
Co Head of Publication + Editing

Ruhika is a junior majoring in English with a minor in Core. Her bustling hometown New York City shaped her interest in politics and journalism as she grew up surrounded by political advocacy. She is particularly interested in the fair and equal administration of justice and she plans to attend law school after graduation. As an editor for The Politica, Ruhika is excited to read pieces that challenge her perspectives and make her a more informed citizen. In turn, she looks forward to contributing her own ideas to facilitate open discourse and learn more about the evolving world of politics.

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