Leadership and Alumni

Editorial Board (2021-2022)

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 Director, and staff of junior and senior writers. Our publication is published out of the University of Southern California, in collaboration with USC’s School of International Relations.

Lauren Schulsohn
President

Biography

Lauren Schulsohn is a junior 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 at USC, Lauren has joined the fencing club as the treasurer 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.

Contact

lschulso@usc.edu

Kirian Mischke-Reeds
Vice-President

Biography

Kirian Mischke-Reeds is a senior majoring in International Relations and the Global Economy, as well as pursuing a Master’s in Public Diplomacy. Kirian has been a member of Glimpse since the fall of 2019 and has contributed in a number of roles, including senior correspondent, associate editor and vice-president. As a writer, he is primarily interested in global climate politics and environmental issues more broadly. This past summer, he interned at the Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council.

Contact

mischker@usc.edu

Mia Speier
Editor-in-Chief

Biography

Mia Speier is a senior 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.

Contact

msspeier@usc.edu

Jacob Wisnik
Finance Chair

Biography

Jacob Wisnik is a junior majoring in International Relations Global Business. At 15 he lived in Breuillet, France with a host family for 10 months where his interest in exploring different cultures and languages began. Jacob spent his first year of college in Madrid, Spain continuing his education of intercultural relations firsthand. At USC Jacob hopes to utilize the resources of a large research institution to study international relations at a greater depth. Jacob is specifically interested in the global economy, transportation, infrastructure, and defense.

Krishni Satchi
Managing Editor

Biography

Krishni Satchi is a junior 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

Ishani Desai
Outreach Director

Biography

Ishani Desai is a Presidential Scholar senior 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.

Contact

ishanide@usc.edu

Carmen Santiago-Urbauer
Managing Editor

Biography

Carmen Santiago-Urbauer is a senior 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.

Contact

cesantia@usc.edu

Sumaya Hussaini
Managing Editor

Biography

Sumaya Hussaini is a senior 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.

Contact

snhussai@usc.edu

Sangeeta Kishore
Managing Editor

Biography

Sangeeta Kishore is a junior majoring in International Relations (Global Business) and French on a pre-law track. This summer, she is interning with the U.S. Agency for International Development as a Schaeffer Fellow in Government Service and has past experience working in political affairs, communications, and in the nonprofit sector. On campus, Sangeeta works as a student researcher with the Near Crisis Project and as a research assistant studying global environmental politics. Her interests are in international law, sustainable development, and global finance with a regional focus on Africa and Asia.

Contact

skishore@usc.edu

Mia Prange
Social Chair

Biography

TBA

Contact

mprange@usc.edu

Hannah Keenan
Associate Editor

Biography

Hannah Keenan is senior 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.

Contact

hkeenan@usc.edu

Emily Morris
Associate Editor

Biography

Emily Morris is a junior studying International Relations and English with a minor in Spanish. She is especially interested in international environmental and sustainability policy, as well as global social movements and cultural exchange. On campus, Emily is conducting research with the Unruh Center for the Political Future and a member of Delta Phi Epsilon. Originally from Dallas, Texas, her interests include food (both cooking and eating), reading, and traveling.

Contact

emilylmo@usc.edu

Teya Hisel
Multimedia Director

Biography

Teya Hisel is a junior 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

Aidan Martin
Assistant Outreach Director

Biography

Aidan Martin is a Trustee Scholar junior majoring in History and International Relations with a minor in Legal Studies. Aidan’s research interests include global security and sustainability, and he is currently volunteering as the Director of Lobbying for the youth division of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. On campus, Aidan is a member of the Model UN team and the Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Fraternity. He hopes the writing skills he has developed through Glimpse and the Thematic Option Program will help him write a History Honors thesis next year.

Contact

aidanmar@usc.edu

Valerie Wu
Publishing Chair and Associate Editor

Biography

Valerie Wu is a junior 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

Emily Lieberman
Associate Editor

Biography

Emily Lieberman is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Dance. Her research interests include global health, educational attainment, and environmental sustainability, especially within the humanitarian sector. On-campus, Emily serves at the Team Lead for the Education, Conflict, and Aid Allocation team at the USC Security and Political Economy Lab. She is also a Reporter at the Global City Desk under Annenberg Media and is a Staff Writer for U.S.-China Today Magazine. Additionally, she is an Associate in the Center for the Political Future Unruh Associates and a Recruitment Chair on the USC Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team.

Contact

ealieber@usc.edu

Anya Motouri
Associate Editor

Biography

Anya Moturi is a senior majoring in Intelligence and Cyber Operations from the Bay Area. She is passionate about human rights issues, particularly in the Eastern Europe and the Middle East and North Africa regions, and the way developing technologies affect international relations and global security. She has previously interned for the USC Center for Political Future, the Project on Middle East Democracy, and the US State Department. On campus, she is the Humanitarian Service Coordinator for the Delta Phi Epsilon foreign service fraternity, a member of and policy writer for USC Project RISHI, a member of the Delta Phi Kappa sorority, and a part of the USC polo team.

Contact

moturi@usc.edu

Cameron Melillo
Podcast Director

Biography

Cameron is currently a Senior at the University of Southern California studying International Relations & Global Business. Cameron’s love for international relations started in High School & has been furthered by his coursework as well as his experiences at USC. He is particularly interested & knowledgeable about topics relating to Russian Foreign Policy, US Foreign Policy, NATO, & Chinese-EU relations. Outside of school, Cameron is an avid sports fan & loves spending time with his dog Summer.

Contact

cmelillo@usc.edu

Sasha Benke
Social Media Director

Biography

TBA

Contact

sbenke@usc.edu

Sydney Kim
Design Director

Biography

TBA

Contact

mdiab@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