Editorial Board (2023-2024)
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, Assistant Social Media Designers, Design Directors, Assistant Design Directors, and staff of senior and junior writers. Our publication is partnered with the University of Southern California, in collaboration with USC’s Department of Political Science and International Relations.
Sarra Hussien is a junior at the University of Southern California majoring in Political Science and Psychology. On campus, Sarra is a member of Delta Phi Epsilon, serves as the Assistant Director of External Relations and Under-Secretary-General of Programming for USC’s Model United Nations team, Assistant Director of External Finance for Moot Court, Director of Design for Glimpse from the Globe, an undergraduate researcher for the Near Crisis Project, Associate Editor for Southern California International Review, and a member of the Thematic Option Honors Program. She is specifically interested in democracy, global conflict, and human rights as it pertains to the Middle East and Africa. When she is not writing, she spends time with friends, naps at the beach, and checks things off her LA bucket list.
Mohammed Zain Shafi Khan (Zain Khan) is a Junior studying International Relations at USC. Previously, he has interned at Freedom Firm, a non-profit that works on rescue and restoration operations for minors sold into prostitution. Currently he is a research intern for the LA county 5th district supervisor’s office where he and his team work to find facilities that can house the mentally ill population of the soon to be demolished Mens Central Jail. He is passionate about human rights especially in countries/regions with no regard for life in conflict driven zones such as Syria, Afghanisthan, South America and the Middle East. In his free time he loves to cook, dance, try new foods, spend time with friends, family and binge watch tv series.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Deputy Outreach and Recruitment Director
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).
Assistant Social Media Director
Ivana Karastoeva is a sophomore at USC majoring in Global Studies. Originally from Bulgaria, the poorest and most corrupt country in the European Union, Ivana became interested in investigating Eastern European affairs and the region’s interactions with the rest of the world. Bulgaria also has a vast Roma population that is heavily oppressed and marginalized. Seeing this treatment firsthand, she wishes to also report on the disparities faced by stateless nations like the Romani, Uyghur Muslims, and Rohingya, just to name a few. In her free time she enjoys hiking, reading, and going on adventures.
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Marguerite is currently an Intelligence and Cyber Operations major with a Russian minor. She is into photography and art, and looking forward to being a multimedia editor and assistant design director. She has lived in Italy, America, and Indonesia, and is specifically interested in issues in Southeast Asia. In her free time, she enjoys skateboarding, photography and going to the beach!
Navya Chintaman (she/her/hers) is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas who is majoring in International Relations and the Global Economy. She is particularly interested in women’s rights, and her regional interests lie in East Asia, specifically China. In her free time, she’s usually exploring LA, working at Starbucks, or raving about a Bollywood classic.
Assistant Copy Editor
Xiao Alicia Liu is a juinor currently majoring in Communication and minoring in International Relations. Alicia hails from China and attended high school in the United States, where she took French as her third language. At USC, Alicia is a staff writer at Daily Trojan and a member of the Trojan Debate Team. Her areas of interest include foreign policy, intercultural relations, and international organizations. She also hopes to combine her academic interests by studying media impacts on a global scale.
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