Princeton Diplomatic Invitational Executive Board

Meet the leadership team behind the second iteration of PDI.


Elkhyn Rivas, President

Elkhyn is a senior in the History Department. He proposed and oversaw the transformation of PICSim into PDI and has returned to lead the conference’s second iteration. Aside from PDI, Elkhyn represents students accused of cheating as a Peer Representative on the University Honor Committee, serves as Vice President of Princeton Mock Trial, and gives campus tours as an Orange Key Tour Guide. In his free time, he enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.


kris hristov, Head of Content

 Kris Hristov is a senior at Princeton, with a prospective International Relations major in the Woodrow Wilson school. He is originally from Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria and speaks Bulgarian and Russian. He will also be pursuing certificates in Russian and Creative Writing. Kris is interested in the politics and history of Eastern Europe, space exploration and global domination.

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tori gorton, Head of External relations

Tori is a sophomore from England majoring in Politics and pursuing a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning. Tori worked with PDI in its first iteration as a crisis analyst. Outside of PDI she is the Director of Communications for Princeton’s Undergraduate Student Government, participates in a Democracy Lab, and serves as an advocate to survivors of sexual assault and interpersonal violence through Princeton’s SHARE program. In her free time, she enjoys spotting dogs on campus.


MAGGIE BAUGHMAN, Head of Personnel

My name is Maggie Baughman, and I am incredibly excited to be your Head of Personnel this year! I grew up just outside of Baltimore, Maryland, though I spent three years living in Tokyo. I’m a prospective major in the Woodrow Wilson School, with certificates in East Asian Studies and Computer Science. In addition to PDI, I’m one of the captains of our Model UN team, an officer and publicity chair on Princeton’s Club Climbing Team, a Writing Center Fellow, an OA leader and climbing wall instructor, and work as a computer science TA.


roger chen, Head of Operations

Hi everyone! I’m Roger, and I’m a sophomore from Cheshire, Connecticut. I’m looking to study Operations Research and Financial Engineering. I’m very excited to serve as Head of Operations for PDI 2019. Outside of PDI, I’m involved in Butler College Council, Princeton Splash, and Business Today. I’m looking forward to a great PDI 2019!


emily Lang, Head of Publications

Hello everyone! I’m Emily, your Head of Publications. I’m a sophomore from Rochester, NY, planning to major in the Woodrow Wilson School. In addition to being a member of the Model UN team here at Princeton, I’m Vice President of the Princeton University Equestrian Team, an advising fellow with the nonprofit startup Matriculate, and am involved with various political groups on campus. I can’t wait to see you all in committee!