Leadership and Alumni

Editorial Board (2020-2021)

Glimpse from the Globe is a student-run international affairs digital publication led and managed by our Editor-in-Chief, President, Associate Editors, Social Media Coordinator and staff of correspondents. Our publication is published out of the University of Southern California, in collaboration with USC’s School of International Relations.

Maxim Haskell

President

Maxim Haskell is a senior at the University of Southern California majoring in International Relations and minoring in Law and Public Policy. Maxim has experience working on foreign trade for the European Centre for International Political Economy in Brussels, Belgium, strategic legislative coordination on Capitol Hill, and strategic communications for public relations firm Finsbury. On campus, he served as an assistant opinion editor for the Daily Trojan, studied at the Institute for European Studies in Brussels and was a former member of USC’s Model United Nations team. Maxim is interested in international development and the intersection of political economy and culture.

Mia Speier

Editor-in-Chief

Mia Speier is a junior majoring in International Relations and minoring in Law and Public Policy from Los Angeles. In Spring 2020, she was a Max Kampelman Fellow at the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe in Washington D.C. and previously interned at REVOLVE Media, a communication firm in Brussels, Belgium focused on European sustainability. On campus, Mia serves as the Communication Director and a Research Fellow for the USC Global Policy Institute, is an Assistant Editor for the Southern California International Review, and conducted immigration research for the Security and Political Economy Lab. She has a passion for journalism and previously served as the News Editor for the Daily Trojan for over a year and as the International Desk Editor at Annenberg Media. You can also find Mia walking backwards as a Tour Guide for the Office of Admission. Mia currently interns with the U.S. Agency for Global Media and is passionate about transatlantic relations, security studies and news media.

Krishni Satchi

Associate Editor

Krishni Satchi is a sophomore studying Global Health and minoring in Psychology and Law. She is deeply passionate about the intersections between international relations and medicine. In writing for Glimpse, she seeks to find and highlight global health and human rights-related issues. As a student at USC, she also works within the Health Sciences Education Program and conducts research with the USC Institute for Inequities in Global Health.

Kirian Mischke-Reeds

Associate Editor

Kirian Mischke-Reeds is a junior majoring in International Relations and the Global Economy with a minor in Environmental Studies. Growing up to a German-Spanish mother and an American father in the Bay Area inspired Kirian to study international issues, focusing particularly on European foreign policy and the global climate change regime. This past summer, he interned at Climate XChange, doing research on North Carolina’s climate policy. On campus, Kirian is a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity and is a fellow at the Global Policy Institute.

Carmen Santiago-Urbauer

Social Media Director

Carmen Santiago-Urbauer is a junior at the University of Southern California majoring in French and International Relations and the Global Economy while following a pre-law track. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she is especially interested in the economic and social development of countries with a colonial history. She is a native Spanish speaker and currently studying French, expanding her interests to the relations of french-speaking countries in Africa and Europe. She is particularly excited to explore the intersection of international relations and law in her writing. She also hopes to highlight the innovation and expertise of specific countries.

Ishani Desai

Outreach Director

Ishani Desai is a Presidential Scholar junior majoring in Economics-Mathematics and minoring in Applied Analytics. In 2019, Ishani worked at a DDC Public Affairs, a public affairs and lobbying consulting firm in Washington D.C, leveraging her data analytics background to optimize client campaigns for public advocacy across a variety of industries. This past summer, Ishani worked for the Industry Charitable Foundation as a Financial Analyst and Project Management Intern, presenting models to determine budget allocation for grants and fundraising for philanthropic endeavors. Aside from her work experience, on-campus, Ishani is involved in multiple research labs: the Lab on Non-Democratic Politics and the Climate Collaboratory to help enhance knowledge on critical international issues. She also volunteers for an organization, Eye to Eye, at a local LA charter school, mentoring and doing arts and crafts activities with children that have learning disabilities. In her free time, Ishani loves to volunteer, read, sketch and paint, go on walks with her family and friends, listen to music, cook/bake and play volleyball..

Glimpse from the Globe Alumni

Glimpse from the Globe’s alumni network spans the globe. Our alumni go on to pursue careers in foreign affairs, journalism and media, law, communication, business and more. View our alumni network below:

Taline Gettas, Co-Founder of Glimpse from the Globe, 2010-13
Samir Kumar, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, 2012-13
Reid Lidow, Content Editor, 2013-14
Alessandro Sassoon, Media and Content Manager, 2013-14
Nick Kosturos, President, 2014-15
Thomas Armstrong
, Editor-In-Chief, 2014-15
Rojine Ariani, Correspondent, 2013-14
Kerry Collins, Correspondent, 2013-14
Sydney Stockus, Correspondent, 2013-14
Jessica Agostinelli, Correspondent, 2014-15
Loudanni Chen, Correspondent, 2014-15
Jeff Grimes, Correspondent, 2014-15
Nathaniel Haas, Correspondent, 2014-15
Elizabeth Peabody, Correspondent, 2014-15
Nitya Ramanathan, Correspondent, 2014-15
Erin Wong, Correspondent, 2014-15
Ben Jury, Correspondent, 2014-15
Dan Morgan-Russell, Correspondent, 2015
Wang Xiaojie, Correspondent, 2014-15
Jason Tse, Correspondent, 2014-16
Hanna Jolkovsky, Correspondent, 2015-16
Anbar Aizenman, Correspondent, 2015-16
Isabella Soehn, Editor-In-Chief, 2015-16
Abigail Becker, President, 2015-16
J.T. Blakely, Webmaster; Correspondent, 2014-16
Alec Hively, Correspondent, 2016
Claire Cahoon, Correspondent, 2015-16
Edoardo Del Vecchio, Correspondent, 2016
Justine Breuch, Correspondent, 2014-15
Sofie Roehrig, Correspondent, 2015
Jack Anderson, Correspondent, 2015-2016
Max Hill, Correspondent, 2015
Jeff Levine, Correspondent, 2015-16
Kenneth Lee, Correspondent, 2015-16
Jacqueline Teobaldi, Correspondent, 2016-17
Brandon Whitehill, Correspondent, 2015-16
Erum Jaffrey, Correspondent, 2015-16
Kara Junttila, Correspondent, 2015-16
Caroline Chen, Correspondent, 2015-16
Alma Velazquez, Correspondent, 2016-17

Andre Gray, Editor-In-Chief, 2016-17
Kshitij Kumar, President, 2016-17
Steve Helmeci, Correspondent, 2016-17
Gesine Holtmann, Correspondent, 2016-17
Spencer Slagowitz, Correspondent, 2016-17
Jong Su Kim, Correspondent, 2016-17
Lyndon Chang, Correspondent, 2016-17
Tess Murray, President, 2017-18
Katya Lopatko, Editor-in-Chief, 2017-18
Jenna Mazza, President, 2018-19
Rebecca Cheng, Editor-in-Chief, 2018-19
Matthew McDonell, Webmaster; Correspondent, 2018-19
Brendan Moreyl, Correspondent, 2018-19
Ashlyn Elliot, Correspondent, 2018-19
Stuart Carson, Correspondent, 2018-19
Steve Literati, Correspondent, 2018-19
Amartya Ranganathan, Correspondent, 2018-19
Kendal Gee, Correspondent, 2018-19
Ciara Taylor, Correspondent, 2018-19
Henry Algert, Correspondent, 2018-19
Kevin Fry, Correspondent, 2019-20
Ananya Anand, Correspondent, 2019-20