Meet the Staff

2021-2022 E-Board

April Gao
Editor in Chief


Graduation Year: 2024
Majors/Minors: Quantitative Economics and History with a minor in German.
An IR headline recently following: the new Taliban rule in Afghanistan.
Favorite city outside of your home country: Istanbul-because Istanbul was ConstantinoplešŸ‘.
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Emma Christman
Editor in Chief (Fall)

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.
Riya Mehta
Managing Editor


Graduation Year: 2024 Majors/Minors: International Relations An IR headline recently following: defense deal between US-UK-Australia (AUKUS) and France’s reaction.
Favorite city outside your home country: NYC, because it inspires people to hustle.
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.
Marina Nascimento
Photography Editor (Spring)

Graduation Year: 2025
Majors/Minors: International Relations and Economics
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA An IR Headline Recently Following: Current Wildfires happening in California (not very international but very prevalent)
Favorite City outside of your home country: Nice in the south of France because of the good food, its proximity to the beach and historical feel.
Brent Cheung
Director of Finance


Graduation Year: 2023 Majors/Minors: International Relations and History
Hometown: Shanghai, China
An IR headline recently following: Tunisia’s economic crises after President Kais Saied’s power grab.
Favorite city outside of your home country: New York City because it is a small, American version of Shanghai with many cultures coming together.
Connor Giersch
Website Editor


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!

Sarah Stahlman
Director of Programming


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: Covid Vaccine Distribution

Staff Editors

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

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