Anya Wahal (SFS ‘23)
Anya Wahal (she/her/hers) is a junior in the School of Foreign Service from Scottsdale, Arizona. She is pursuing a major in Science, Technology, & International Affairs and a minor in Chinese.
Anya began her involvement with GU Politics in the Campaign Bootcamp pre-orientation program her freshman year, and since then, has remained deeply involved with the Institute. Anya served on student strategy teams for Karen Travers, ABC’s White House Correspondent, and Sara Sendek, Former Director of Public Affairs at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She was the team lead for Sara Sendek’s SST.
In the past, Anya has interned at the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Library of Congress, the World Wildlife Fund, and most recently, the Council on Foreign Relations. Anya is passionate about big data, sustainability, and international development, topic areas that she studies through her four-year research fellowship at the Mortara Center for International Studies. Elsewhere on the Hilltop, Anya serves as a Fellow at the Georgetown Women’s Alliance and as a sister of the Delta Phi Epsilon professional foreign service sorority. She is also a John Carroll Fellow, Paul Pelosi Scholar, and Peter Krogh Scholar, experiences which have been formative during her time at Georgetown. Anya co-founded The Polling Place, a nonpartisan, youth-led, data-driven nonprofit and website, dedicated to providing detailed, consolidated information on all candidates in elections nationwide. She grew up devoted to Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing and The Newsroom. In her free time, she enjoys reading magical realism novels, visiting museums, and trying new coffee shops.