Meet the Staff

2022-2023 E-Board

Riya Mehta
Editor in Chief


Graduation Year: 2024
Majors/Minors: International Relations An IR headline recently following: the protests in Iran
Favorite city outside your home country: NYC, because it inspires people to hustle.
Emma Christman
Senior Advisor

Graduation Year: 2023
Majors/Minors: International relations (security) with an interest in human rights and journalism.
An IR headline recently following: Popular resistance to Alexander Lukashenko in Belarus following the rigged 2020 election.
Favorite city outside of your home country: Annecy, France because I lived there for a month with a host family in high school.
Stewart James
Managing Editor


Graduation Year: 2024
Majors/Minors: Economics and History
An IR headline recently following: American-Saudi involvement in Yemeni Civil War
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Favorite city outside of your home country: Tena, Ecuador
Areas of interest: international political economy, postcolonialism, Islamic world
Jason Wu
Director of Communications


Graduation Year: 2024
Majors/Minors: International Relations and Computer Science with a minor in Japanese
Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan
An IR headline recently following: China’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) development and its implications for the US dollar’s global reserve currency status.
Favorite city outside of your home country: Florence for its history, art, and architecture.
Sarah Stahlman
Communications Director


Graduation Year: 2023
Majors/Minors: International Relations (Security) with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
An IR headline recently following: the protests in response to China’s zero-COVID policy
Favorite city (other than your hometown): My favorite city is Zermatt, Switzerland because of the gorgeous views of the Matterhorn and its cozy vibe.
IR headline you are following: the protests in response to China’s zero-COVID policy.
Areas of interest: China, security, and international law
Connor Giersch
Director of Finance


Graduation Year: 2023
Majors/Minors: International Relations (security) and History (East Asia)
Hometown: Natick, MA
An IR headline recently following: Chad’s ‘Political Transition’ is a smokescreen for military rule.
Favorite city outside your home country: Quebec City, the architecture is gorgeous, the food is incredible, they let you drink at 18, and they have a cross-country ski course in Battlefield’s Park!

Jake Rubenstein
Programming Director

Graduation Year: 2025
Majors/Minors: International Relations & Chinese Major, Philosophy Minor
Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ
An IR headline recently following: the development of the A4 protests around China
Areas of interest: US/China celations, Chinese culture, cultural exchange, philosophy and governance, globalization 
Favorite city outside of your home country: My favorite city has to be Lisbon in Portugal. It is such a perfect combination of everything we love about European cities – kind people, delicious food, beautiful landscapes that integrate seamlessly with the city’s history.
Turan Tashkin
Website Director

Graduation Year: 2024
Majors/Minors: International Relations and Quantitative Economics, with Arabic Minor
Hometown: Greater Boston area, MA
An IR headline recently following: Central Asian and Russian relations since the beginning of the Ukraine War
Areas of interest: Central Asia, Middle East, economic integration and regional cooperation in MENA and CA
Favorite city outside of your home country: Istanbul because of the amazing architecture and the street cats that are everywhere.

Staff Editors

Amber Abdul, Aditya Acharya, Amelia Batson, Ty Blitstein, Christine Char, Daniel Chung, Lily Feng, Kathryn Hood, Dzheveira Karimova, Tony Li, Emma Jennings, Shree Khanolkar, Amelia Miller, Magali Ortiz, Ethan Pinkes, Maria Sharipova, Carl Svahn, Michael Wallace-Bruce, Aiden Zhang, Tony Zheng

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