Correspondents

Staff Writers

Glimpse from the Globe’s Senior and Junior Correspondents produce regional and issue-based analysis relevant to ongoing events throughout the world. Correspondents also produce a number of feature pieces, including editorials, policy papers, face-off debates and multimedia works. Each staff writer focuses on a unique region of the world.

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Ruhi Ramesh
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Ruhi is a senior majoring in International Relations Global Business and double minoring in Computer Science and Applied Analytics. She grew up in Saratoga, CA, but moved to Bangalore, India when she was 10. Having lived in two countries, she is fascinated by the different cultural experiences present in each society. She is passionate about sustainability and criminal justice reform in and hopes to be a lawyer. Ruhi is interested in examining the factors and consequences of conflict zones and hopes to learn more about the policy-making process.

ruhirame@usc.edu

Elena Zhai
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Elena Zhai is a junior majoring in International Relations Global Economy and French. She is from Shanghai and is interested in the political and economic affairs of China. She studied aboard for a summer in France, during which she took classes on European history and policy making regarding the integration process of the European Union. On campus, she is also currently a member of Ascend USC. Her special area of interest includes human rights, economic policies as well as sustainable environment development.


zhaijiay@usc.edu

Sangheeta Kishore
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Sangeeta Kishore is a sophomore majoring in International Relations Global Business with a minor in French from Princeton, NJ. She is passionate about international law, economic development, and human rights. On campus, she is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and serves as the Director of Communications for the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She previously was the Assistant Director of Elections and Recruitment for Undergraduate Student Government and a Teaching International Relations Program mentor.

skishore@usc.edu

Jamie Vang
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Jamie Vang is currently a Progressive Degree Program (PDP) student at the University of Southern California (USC). She is simultaneously getting a BA in International Relations Global Business (IRGB) and a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) degree. She hopes to attend law school after completing both degrees in December 2021. Jamie is an avid watcher of documentaries and enjoys those that deal with social issues that are currently afflicting our world. She also enjoys traveling and has been to Italy, the United Kingdom, Thailand, Costa Rica, and Jamaica and wishes to continue to explore and experience the many cultures of the world.

jvang@usc.edu

Valerie Wu
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Valerie Wu is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, where she intends to pursue a double major in Narrative Studies and Law, History, and Culture. Her academic and personal interests include comparative media and society, international law, and travel journalism. As an Asian American, she believes strongly in the importance of positive US-Asia relations and has conducted research on East Asian cultural diplomacy through Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Outside of school, she enjoys writing commentary/reviews about the Chinese entertainment scene for Asia Pacific Arts.

wuvaleri@usc.edu

Sumaya Hussaini
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Sumaya Hussaini is a junior pursuing a Master of Public Diplomacy, majoring in Political Science, and minoring in International Relations. She is currently interning for the First Committee on Disarmament and International Security at the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to the United Nations. On campus, Sumaya serves as team lead of the Education, Conflict, & Aid Allocation project for the Security and Political Economy Lab and has previously interned under the USC Center for Political Future. Her areas of interest include foreign policy, sustainable development, and human rights.

snhussai@usc.edu

Hannah Keenan
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Hannah Keenan is junior majoring in International Relations Global Business and minoring in Chinese for the Professions. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Growing up in a part-Chinese family, she has always been fascinated by the Chinese language and have been studying it since high school. She loves learning about the financial and legal aspects of international affairs, which she hopes to pursue a career in someday. At USC, Hannah is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity and Pi Beta Phi.

hkeenan@usc.edu

Madeleine Nations
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Madeleine Nations is a junior majoring in Central European Studies with a minor in Cultural Diplomacy. She has grown up around the world and currently lives in Naples, Italy. Her degree focuses on the studies of Russia, Germany, and Poland. Madeleine’s interests in NATO, the European Union, and military alliances stem from her background in NROTC and growing up in a Navy family. On campus, she is involved with the Teaching International Relations Program and is a research assistant for the Center for Innovation on Veterans and Navy Families.

mnations@usc.edu

Rhondaya Fishburne
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Rhondaya Fishburne is a junior studying International Relations. Rhondaya has interned for Congresswoman Carolyn B. Malony. She previously was an editor for the Social Justice Review through the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, conducted research with an associate professor in the School of International Relations, and was a counselor for the university's first student-led High School Leadership Conference. While interested in various fields of international affairs, she seeks to highlight social movements across the globe, as well as issues of climate and human righs, and U.S.-Africa policy.

fishburn@usc.edu

Lauren Schulsohn
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Lauren Schulsohn is a sophomore double majoring in theater with an emphasis on comedy and international relations. Lauren is from New York City and has always seen the impact foreign affairs can have on domestic issues and even communities in her area. Lauren wants to combine her interests in comedy and international relations to create meaningful social and political commentary. Since starting at USC, on-campus Lauren has joined the fencing club as the social chair and is a member of the Unruh Associates, a group dedicated to increasing civic engagement and bipartisan debate.

lschulso@usc.edu

Erena Yoshida
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Erena is a senior majoring in International Relations/Global Business and minoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures. Her interest in US-Japan relations stems from growing up in Hawaii and interning at an international law firm in Tokyo. During her study abroad in Rome, she had the opportunity to volunteer with asylum seekers and refugees at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center. At USC, she is a part of the Trojan Debate Team and competes in tournaments nationwide. Her experiences abroad have helped to shape a global perspective and interests in economic and immigration policies.

erenayos@usc.edu

Jake Wasserstein
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Jake Wasserstein is a junior double majoring in International Relations Global Business and Spanish. Hailing from Middlebury, Connecticut, Jake first became interested in International Relations through traveling and experiencing other cultures. His area of interest lies in the intersection of business and global business. Jake has experience researching at the Institute of European Studies in Brussels, Belgium and EA Capital Markets in New York.

jwassers@usc.edu

Noah Blackman
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Noah is a senior double majoring in international relations and economics. He is passionate about topics ranging from international trade, human security and technology. In the past few summers, Noah has interned with the public affairs team at Fleishman Hillard Fishburn in London, England, working with clients to navigate the British political landscape, conducted field research across China with the USC East Asia Studies Center, analyzing marketing trend and business structures, and also interned with the Institute for Europeans Studies in Brussels, Belgium. Besides international affairs, Noah loves the Los Angeles Lakers, cooking with his friends, and personal fitness.

nablackm@usc.edu

Anya Moturi
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Anya Moturi is a junior majoring in Intelligence and Cyber Operations and minoring in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence and Applied Analytics. Growing up in the culturally diverse Bay Area sparked her fascination with international relations, particularly in the way modern technology affects the ways countries interact and view security. She is also very interested in the economic and political situations in the Middle East and North Africa region of the world. On campus, she is the Philanthropy Chair for the Delta Phi Kappa sorority and a part of the USC Polo Team.

moturi@usc.edu

Luke Zapolski
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Luke Zapolski is a senior majoring in Business Administration. Growing up in small-town Iowa, Luke has had numerous global professional experiences, having had internships in Shanghai, Bangkok, and Prague. This summer, Luke took part in Imperial Capital's investment banking summer analyst program in their Los Angeles office. Luke is a member of the Trojan Investing Society and has been a lifeguard at USC for three years. Luke is interested in the intersection of finance and geopolitics, and how they shape policy making in emerging markets.

zapolski@usc.edu

Andrea Chen
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Andrea Chen is a sophomore majoring in Communication and minoring in Entrepreneurship through the USC Marshall School of Business. She is originally from North Carolina, but moved to Taiwan at age 10. She is interested in global economic and international affairs, and is interested in the intersection of politics and global current events. In her free time, she loves to dance, cook and watch movies.

achen009@usc.edu

Dariush Onsori
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Dariush Onsori is a junior majoring in International Relations Global Business and minoring in Computer Science. Especially as an Iranian-American, foreign affairs and the nuances that shape them have always fascinated him. Dariush has previously interned in the French Parliament. In his free time, he enjoys being outdoors in nature as much as possible, exploring (and trying to make) music, and getting mad at my TV when the news is on!

onsori@usc.edu

Emily Lieberman
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Emily Lieberman is a sophomore majoring in Political Science with a minor in Dance. Her research interests include foreign policy, international development, and environmental sustainability, especially within the humanitarian sector. On-campus, Emily is involved with the SPEC Lab conducting research in the emerging field of Education in Emergencies, with a focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, she is an associate in the Center for the Political Future Unruh Associates and the vice president of USC's Women's Ultimate Frisbee team.

ealieber@usc.edu

Anushka Sapra
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Anushka Sapra is a senior majoring in International Relations and Political Economy from Bangalore, India. In Spring 2020, she was an Education Programming intern for the Obama Foundation in Washington D.C. and previously interned at the Joint US-China Collaboration for Clean Energy in Shanghai, China. On campus, Anushka serves as one of two Head Student Ambassadors at the USC Admission Center and a Research Assistant to Dr. Jeffrey Fields. She is interested in the intersection of ethics, national identity, and security, with a focus on nuclear weapons and previously served as a Research Fellow for the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics. Anushka currently interns with Ashoka, a social entrepreneurship nonprofit.

asapra@usc.edu

Myriam Alcala
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Myriam Alcala is a freshman majoring in Journalism and Political Science. She has gained journalism and reporting experience through the Raider Review and the Daily Trojan. Myriam is am also involved in various grassroots organizations such as MFOL Colorado, Not My Generation, and the Period Policy; and she has gained an interest in international politics through both Model United Nations and Debate. Myriam looks forward to expanding her worldview and reporting on international news with Glimpse from the Globe.

alcalade@usc.edu

Yoran Henzler
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Yoran grew up in Munich to a German father and Moroccan-French mother before moving to London at the age of 9. Yoran’s education until the age of 14 was taught in French, despite never living in the country. 3 languages as well as 3 cultural backgrounds played interchangeably pivotal roles throughout his entire life. This has sparked his interest in international affairs. As a senior majoring in International Relations & Global Business, with a double minor in Economics and Sports Business, Yoran has a strong interest in international trade and commerce. In current times, his interest is sparked by the move away from a bipolar world, as well as the impact politics and international organizations will have on this. 

yhenzler@usc.edu