Leadership and Alumni

Editorial Board (2022-2023)

Glimpse from the Globe is a student-run international affairs digital publication led and managed by our President, Editor-in-Chief, Vice-President, Managing Editors, Associate Editors, Outreach Director, Assistant Outreach Director, Multimedia Director, Podcast Director, Social Media Director, Design Directors, and staff of junior and senior writers. Our publication is published out of the University of Southern California, in collaboration with USC’s Department of Political Science and International Relations.

Lauren Schulsohn
President

Biography

Lauren Schulsohn is a senior 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. On-campus, Lauren has been a series regular on an SNL style show, USC Comedy Live! Lauren also previously served as the treasurer for the fencing club, is part of the foreign service society, and is a member of the Unruh Associates, a group dedicated to increasing civic engagement and bipartisan debate. She is a representative of USC as a Dornsife Ambassador and has interned with Unsugarcoated Media as a staff writer. In her free time, she is an avid piano player, a stand-up comedian, and a practicing magician. At Glimpse, she led the organization’s transformation from 20 to 100+ journalists, created a robust and thriving community, and helped build the multimedia division. She is extremely excited to continue leading this group in the future.

Contact

lschulso@usc.edu

Sasha Benke
Vice-President

Biography

TBA

Contact

sbenke@usc.edu

Sangeeta Kishore
Editor-in-Chief

Biography

Sangeeta Kishore is a senior majoring in International Relations (Global Business) and French on a pre-law track. She is serving as Glimpse from the Globe’s Editor-in-Chief for the 2022-2023 academic year. Sangeeta is currently working as a cyber intern at the U.S. Department of Defense and this summer, she researched the economics of European integration in Belgium, in collaboration with the World Bank. She previously interned at the U.S. Agency for International Development as a 2021 Schaeffer Fellow in Government Service. At USC, Sangeeta is also a student researcher at the Near Crisis Project and an Editorial Fellow at the USC Global Policy Institute. Her interests are in law, international development, global finance, and security studies, with a regional focus on Africa and Asia.

Contact

skishore@usc.edu

Jacob Wisnik
Finance Chair

Biography

Jacob Wisnik is a senior majoring in International Relations (Global Business). Having spent a year of high school living abroad outside of Paris and his first year of college in Madrid, Jacob has developed a deep passion for international relations firsthand. On campus, he is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, the Foreign Service Society, and spent this summer in South Korea interning as a USC Global Fellow. Jacob is specifically interested in the global economy, transportation, infrastructure, and defense. While Jacob is proud to have developed as a writer at Glimpse, it’s the close friendships with fellow authors that has made this organization feel like home.    

Contact

wisnik@usc.edu

Krishni Satchi
Managing Editor

Biography

Krishni Satchi is a senior 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.

Contact

satchi@usc.edu

Emily Lieberman
Managing Editor

Biography

Emily Lieberman is a senior studying Political Science with a minor in Dance. Her main research interests include global health, international development, and environmental sustainability. At USC, she is the Team Lead of the Development, Education, and Equity Team at USC’s Security and Political Economy Laboratory. Additionally, Emily serves as a Programming Fellow at the USC Global Policy Insitute. For fun, she is involved with the USC ultimate frisbee team and serves as a mentor in APASS PEER. This past summer, Emily worked at the Council on Foreign Relations furthering her interest in the intersection of foreign affairs and journalism.

Contact

ealieber@usc.edu

Emily Morris
Managing Editor

Biography

TBA

Contact

emilylmo@usc.edu

Xiomara Gilette
Social Chair

Biography

TBA

Contact

tgillett@usc.edu

Joe Jocas
Associate Editor

Biography

Joe Jocas is a senior majoring in International Relations and double minoring in Applied Analytics and Economics. On campus, he is a Research Assistant for the Security and Political Economy Lab where he studies the “resource curse,” the Editor-in-Chief of the Southern California International Review, a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, and a Trip Lead with Peaks and Professors. His research interests consist of democracy, governance, election security, misinformation/disinformation, and emerging technologies with regional interests in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Contact

jocas@usc.edu

Thomas Chow
Associate Editor

Biography

Thomas Chow is a senior majoring in Communication with a minor in International Relations. Growing up in Hong Kong, he developed interests in both local politics of the city and regional affairs in the Asia Pacific. At USC, he is a member of US-China Today, the Global Investment Society and Delta Phi Epsilon. He is also a huge soccer fan and an avid supporter of FC Barcelona

Contact

honchow@usc.edu

Brigitte Rodriguez
Associate Editor

Biography

Brigitte Rodriguez is a senior double majoring in Contemporary Latino & Latin American Studies and Political Science. She is from Los Angeles and is passionate about how governments operate to shape people’s lives, which has driven her participation in research in both the Political Science department and the Gould School of Law. Brigitte works as a Student Ambassador in the USC Admission Center and, in the past, has interned with Hispanas Organized for Political Equality, the Family Violence Division of the LA District Attorney’s Office, and the Central American Resource Center. She enjoys podcasts, plants, and good urban planning.

Contact

br14681@usc.edu

Joshua Medina
Multimedia Director

Biography

TBA

Contact

jmedina3@usc.edu

Jacob Rose
Podcast Director

Biography

Jacob is currently a sophomore at USC and is from Walla Walla, Washington. He is majoring in International Relations and the Global Economy, and plans to minor in Spanish. Jacob’s interest in IR and global affairs stems from his parents’ backgrounds in Chinese and Jewish cultures and traveling as a child. Some particular areas of interest for him are the Pacific Rim and the Middle East. In his spare time, he enjoys discussing all things sports, playing video games with friends, and long walks in the countryside with Coco, his basset hound. 

Contact

jbrose@usc.edu

Valerie Wu
Managing Editor

Biography

Valerie Wu is a senior at the University of Southern California, where she is pursuing a double major in Narrative Studies and Law, History, and Culture, as well as a minor in Cinematic Arts. At Glimpse she specializes in analyzing global arts/entertainment, cultural diplomacy, and the Asia-Pacific region. Outside of Glimpse, she serves as a resident film critic at the Daily Trojan and previously conceptualized and wrote “Soft Power,” a biweekly column about transnational popular culture in relation to Chinese American identity. Originally from the Bay Area, she enjoys exploring Los Angeles and in particular, eating out at restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley.

Contact

wuvaleri@usc.edu

Molly Miller
Publishing Chair

Biography

Molly Miller is a second-year student majoring in International Relations and the Global Economy. Molly is from Tempe, Arizona and has always been interested in how policy can shape interactions at the international level. Molly has had a strong focus on communications, qualifying twice to the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament. Molly has also been involved in local politics, chairing an official commission of the City of Tempe. Molly is committed to encouraging active engagement with politics at all levels, local and international.

Contact

mollydm@usc.edu

Valeria Diaz
Associate Editor

Biography

Valeria Diaz is a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Documentary. She was born and raised in Mexico City where she attended an international school, an environment that sparked her interest in international affairs. Throughout her life, she has nurtured these interests through travel, photography and writing, which contributed to her current career choice. As a Mexican national, one of her areas of interest includes Latin America, in addition to her interest for human rights and refugee issues around the globe.

Contact

diaztoli@usc.edu

Mané Berikyan
Associate Editor

Biography

Mane Berikyan is a Deans Scholar sophomore majoring in International Relations and minoring in Russian Area Studies on the pre-law track. Having lived in four different countries, she has always been fascinated by international relations and all that it entails. As an active member of the Armenian community, she currently serves as the Membership Director of the non-profit organization Armenian Engineers & Scientists of America, and is involved with several initiatives including the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, United Armenian Inter-Org, and the Paros Foundation. Mane organized fundraising efforts for humanitarian aid to Nagorno-Karabakh during the recent war, and explored her passion for advocacy through her role as founder and president of the United Nations Children’s Fund chapter at her high school. Her areas of interest include international human rights law, foreign affairs and national security as it pertains to the post-Soviet states and the Middle East. 

Contact

berikyan@usc.edu

Amy Argueta
Associate Editor

Biography

Amy Argueta is a junior double majoring in International Relations and Comparative Literature with a minor in East Asian Languages and Cultures. She is interested in women’s rights, immigration, soft power, and education in East Asia and Latin America. She is also interested in languages and is currently learning Korean and improving her Spanish. In her free time, she loves reading horror and sci-fi stories, listening to music, and running. 

Contact

anarguet@usc.edu

Ash Alguneh
Podcast Director

Biography

Ash Alguneh, a current sophomore majoring in international relations, was born and raised in Houston, Texas for 14 years when his family made the move to Vancouver, Canada. Ash hopes to become an invested member of the podcast team at Glimpse From The Globe. His area of focus involve security issues of the Middle East, specifically looking at Iran-US relations, the Yemeni conflict, and overall Middle Eastern affairs. In his free time, Ash enjoys listening to house music, watching Netflix shows, and trying new food. 

Contact

alguneh@usc.edu

Teya Hisel
Outreach and Recruitment Director

Biography

Teya Hisel is a senior double majoring in Global Studies and Philosophy, Politics, and Law, with a minor in Psychology. She is from the Seattle, WA area, where she started her public service journey working for multiple non-profits during a gap year before attending USC. She has continued to pursue her passion for public service on campus as a consultant for SC Global Impact, a member of Novus Think Tank, and off campus as a Fellow for the United Way of Greater Los Angeles. Teya is interested in how politics affect the daily lives of people all over the world, and how those daily lives affect the political process, especially in areas of war and conflict.

Contact

thisel@usc.edu

Mia Prange
Deputy Outreach and Recruitment Director

Biography

Mia Prange is a junior studying International Relations and has a double major in Art History. Raised in a politically passionate family, Mia has always had a passion for politics and global affairs. She is interested in reporting on issues such as women’s rights, LGBTQ+ movements, and the climate crisis, and on areas including Latin America and the Middle East. At USC, Mia is also involved with the renowned Model UN team, the pre-law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta, and USC’s branch of the feminist organization Women and Youth Supporting Each Other (WYSE).

Contact

mprange@usc.edu

Nana Fujita
Social Media Director

Biography

Nana is a junior studying Communications with minors in Environmental Studies and Web Technologies and Applications. Born in Tokyo, Nana grew up moving internationally every few years, which has fostered her interest in understanding and discussing the world we live in. She is especially passionate about sociocultural issues surrounding human rights in East Asia, as well as the depictions of global issues in the media. In her free time, Nana enjoys spending time in the outdoors, making music, and reading. 

Contact

nanaefuj@usc.edu

Sydney Kim
Design Director

Biography

Sydney Kim is a junior at USC majoring in Economics. She is originally from Orange County, California. Her interests are global economy, politics, and culture. In her free time she likes to travel and experience different cultures, analyze films, and spend time with friends and family. 

Contact

sydneyyk@usc.edu

Sarra Hussien
Design Director

Biography

TBA

Contact

hussien@usc.edu


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, 2010-13

Samir Kumar, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, 2012-13

Ried 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, Writer, 2013-14

Kerry Collins, Writer, 2013-14

Sydney Stockus, Writer, 2013-14

Jessica Agostinelli, Writer, 2014-15

Loudanni Chen, Writer, 2014-15

Jeff Grimes, Writer, 2014-15

Nathaniel Haas, Writer, 2014-15

Elizabeth Peabody, Writer, 2014-15

Nitya Ramanathan, Writer, 2014-15

Erin Wong, Writer, 2014-15

Ben Jury, Writer, 2014-15

Dan Morgan-Russell, Writer, 2015

Wang Xiaojie, Writer, 2014-15

Jason Tse, Writer, 2014-16

Hanna Jolkovsky, Writer, 2015-16

Anbar Aizenman, Writer, 2015-16

Isabella Soehn, Editor-in-Chief, 2015-16

Abigail Becker, President, 2015-16

J.T. Blakely, Webmaster; Writer, 2014-16

Alec Hively, Writer, 2016

Claire Cahoon, Writer, 2015-16

Edoardo Del Vecchio, Writer, 2015-16

Justine Breuch, Writer, 2014-15

Sofie Roehrig, Writer, 2015

Jack Anderson, Writer, 2015-2016

Jacqueline Teobaldi, Writer, 2016-17

Brandon Whitehill, Writer, 2015-16

Erum Jaffery, Writer, 2015-16

Kara Junttila, Writer, 2015-16

Caroline Chen, Writer, 2015-16

Alma Velazquez, Writer, 2016-17

Andre Gray, Editor-in-Chief, 2016-17

Kshitij Kumar, President, 2016-17

Steve Helmeci, Writer, 2016-17

Gesine Holtmann, Writer, 2016-17

Spencer Slagowitz, Writer, 2016-17

Jong Su Kim, Writer, 2016-17

Lyndon Chang, Writer, 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; Writer, 2018-19

Brendan Moreyl, Writer, 2018-19

Ashlyn Elliot, Writer, 2018-19

Stuart Caron, Writer, 2018-19

Steve Literati, Writer, 2018-19

Amartya Ranganathan, Writer, 2018-19

Kendal Gee, Writer, 2018-19

Ciara Taylor, Writer, 2018-19

Henry Algert, Writer, 2018-19

Kevin Fry, Writer, 2019-20

Ananya Anand, Writer, 2019-20

Max Haskell, President, 2019-21

Maya Diab, Design Director, 2020-21

Yoran Henzler, Writer, 2020-21

Emma Taylor, Writer, 2020-21

Sara Khoshniyati, Writer, 2020-21

Ruhi Ramesh, Writer, 2020-21

Noah Blackman, Writer, 2020-21

Jamie Vang, Writer, 2020-21

Luke Zapolski, Writer, 2020-21

Anushka Sapra, Writer, 2020-21

Mia Speier, Editor-in-Chief, 2020-22

Kirian Mischke-Reeds, Vice-President, 2019-22

Cameron Melillo, Podcast Director, 2020-22

Carmen Santiago-Urbauer, Managing Editor, 2019-22

Anya Moturi, Associate Editor, 2020-22

Hannah Keenan, Associate Editor, 2020-22

Ishani Desai, Outreach Director, 2018-22

Tori Ely, Writer, 2021-22