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, 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.
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! Professionally, Lauren has worked as an intern assistant at Kardashian Jenner Communications and as an assistant at Barry Katz Entertainment. 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.
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 worked 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 is currently writing an undergraduate honors thesis. Her interests are in international development, political economy, and human rights law, with a regional focus on Africa and Asia.
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.
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.
Chief Copy Editor
Meredith is a senior studying journalism with a minor in psychology and law. She has lived in seven states and three countries and has had the privilege of visiting six out of the seven continents. She enjoys writing about culture, media and entertainment with a global lens and looks forward to attending law school. She spent her summer interning at the LA County Office of the Public Defender. In her free time, you can find Meredith listening to true crime podcasts or trying the newest restaurants in LA.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Raegan Luján Lusk
Raegan Luján Lusk is a sophomore majoring in international relations with a minor in human rights and on the pre-law track. She is currently involved in Jumpstart teaching preschool students how to read, and in the Society of Women in Law. She is also currently learning Korean and knows some Spanish. Growing up in San Diego, she enjoys going to the beach and exploring museums. Raegan decided to join Glimpse from the Globe in order to make international affairs more accessible and to give people the resources to help others.
Outreach and Recruitment Director
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.
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.
Social Media Director
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.
Design Director and Chief of Staff
Assistant Design Director
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.
Ahn Ho Rhee
Assistant Design Director
Ahn Ho is a Korean-Indonesian second-year student majoring in Intelligence and Cyber Operations, with a plan to double major in French, and on track to study law. Ahn Ho’s areas of interests include the influence of religion on politics, government information security, and South East Asian foreign policy. Ahn Ho’s past experiences have ranged from data analytics and corporate consulting to graphic design. Recreationally, Ahn Ho is an avid fan of cue sports, A24 films, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Beatrix Heard is a sophomore from LA majoring in Central European Studies and minoring in the Russian language. Bea writes about political developments, human rights issues, and the continuation of certain historical and cultural patterns in Central and Eastern Europe. At USC, Bea also writes for the Global Policy Institute and runs the USC Slavic Cinema Club.
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.
Samantha Chapman is a sophomore from Hawaii double majoring in International Relations and Writing for Screen and Television. Her interest lies in exploring human connections, whether that be through storytelling or navigating international dynamics. Samantha also loves learning languages, but is trying to mainly stick to French until she’s fluent before taking others up too seriously. She loves skiing and hiking (but is no expert), watching soccer, and driving with the windows down in her free time.
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