Trudy Wurm

Trudy Wurm is a senior at New York University studying political and feminist theory in Gallatin, as well as a MPA candidate through the Wagner School of Public Service and prospective law student. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, her professional and personal interest lies in giving strength to marginalized voices and communities, specifically women and people of color, primarily through electoral politics and law. Trudy has spent the last year campaigning for her personal hero, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton. In her spare time, Trudy enjoys learning about, making, and drinking coffee, loving the Internet, and voraciously listening to hip-hop.


Print Managing Editor


Patrick Lin

Patrick Lin is a senior in CAS studying Economics, with minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Politics. He is particularly interested in financial crises, multinational corporations, technology, and law. He has had the opportunity to write and research for the Rockefeller Foundation, conduct legal research and software development for the Legal Aid Society, and interned with Ernst & Young as a Technology Strategy Consultant. When he is not running between classes and working on the Journal, he enjoys writing and performing spoken word poetry, painting, reading (The Prince, Art of War, Leviathan, really anything political philosophy), and cooking. He is also most likely studying for the LSAT. You can reach Patrick at patrickklin@nyu.edu.


Digital Managing Editor


Alaina Haworth

Alaina Haworth is a junior in the College of Arts and Science majoring in Public Policy, focusing on domestic economic and social policy. She has interned in New York Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand's office and is currently working on the Hillary for America campaign. She is proud to manage a publication that values the student perspective on events unfolding around the world. 



Web Director


Kathy Dimaya

Kathy is a senior at CAS studying Economics and Politics and has been studying current events and world politics for as long as she can remember. She has lived in all sorts of places, including Manila, London, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Houston, where she developed a love for the world at a young age. With a particular interest in Asia and Europe, she can be found discussing socio-economics, diplomacy, and philanthropy at any given moment. She is also an avid history geek, UNICEF volunteer, and musician. 




Cagla Yetis

Cagla Yetis is a sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, studying Psychology with a double minor in Politics and Philosophy. Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, she specializes in Middle Eastern Politics and enjoys reading Western perspectives on current conflicts in the area. She hopes to attend law school in the future, and her biggest fears are the ocean and the LSAT (not specifically in that order). Outside of the Journal, she participates in her sorority Alpha Sigma Tau's service events and manages the recruitment process of Strive for College, a nonprofit college mentoring program. She spends the rest of her free time reading Joan Didion and searching for the city's best brunch spots.


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Social Media Coordinator


Cynthia Tong

Cynthia Tong is a sophomore in Liberal Studies who hopes to major in International Relations with minors in Chinese and Korean. Born in Shenzhen, China, and raised in Irvine, California, she hopes to bring together her two worlds in her studies and future by pursuing a career in government. Having worked in Irvine's parks and recreation department, she can safely say she is basically an aspiring Leslie Knope. When she isn’t ambitiously trying to pave her way into the public sector, she enjoys working on becoming the next Masterchef, going to museums, and watching TV American/Korean dramas.


Design Editor & Event Chair


Isa Spoerry

Isa Spoerry is a sophomore in CAS double majoring in Social & Cultural Analysis and Journalism. Originally from Chicago's North Shore, her passion for traveling has guided her to New York City for university. Her academic interests include Romance languages and social justice. She also enjoys learning about her Sri Lankan heritage. Outside of class, Isa loves running, writing, and spending time with family and friends.

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Print Editors


Manpreet Kaur

Manpreet Kaur is a junior in the College of Arts and Science majoring in politics  and minoring in Spanish and economics. She is particularly interested in American Politics, United States History, Constitutional Law, and Political Economy. In her free time she enjoys running and binge-watching Netflix. 

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Moshe Wander

Moshe Wander is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences where he is majoring in history. He lives in Mill Valley, CA.


Gian Marco Candolo

Gian is a sophomore planning on majoring in Politics, and double minoring in French and Media, Culture, and Communication. Though of Brazilian and Swiss nationalities, he currently lives in Miami, Florida. Gian is particularly interested in European and South American politics, and hopes to figure out his life plan sooner rather than later.


Phoenix Chen

Phoenix Chen is a freshman  at College of Arts and Science double, hoping to double major in journalism and politics. Born and raised in China, she’s curious about east Asian cultures and relations. Academically, she is interested in international relations, relationships between social media and political participation, sociology, cultural analysis and media criticism. In her spare time, she loves watching movies and documentaries, doing sports and writing. She’s also an avid traveler and reader, a musician and a foodie obsessed with Chinese foods.


Max King

Max was raised in the mountains of Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a child, he would press flowers, collect cool rocks, and disappoint his father. Max moved to New York City at the  age of 18 to attend NYU, with plans of one day attending a prestigious law school. Those plans were quickly dashed when Max decided to study mathematics, a decision his GPA has never fully recovered from. He currently enjoys going to bed early, eating healthy, and whatever else his girlfriend tells him to do.


Rachel Law

Rachel Law is a sophomore studying Politics and Economics in the College of Arts and Science. She is interested in international political economy, international law, and regional institution building for economic and military cooperation in East Asia. In her free time Rachel enjoys reading detective novels, singing, and learning new languages.


Janet Lee

Janet Lee is a freshman hoping to pursue both business management and music. She has interned at a variety of places, from the New York School of Music and Art to the Roy Cho for Congress Campaign. Interested in international trade relations and human rights, she also participates in Model UN and Unicef. Outside of the academic scene, Janet enjoys editing videos and golfing. 


Charles Moxley

Charles Moxley is a sophomore in CAS majoring in International Relations and double-minoring in Business Studies and Computer Science. A Presidential Honors Scholar, his research interests include US foreign policy, democracy promotion, neoliberal economic theory macroeconomic policy. Professionally, he has interned at the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy and Global Action to Prevent War, two NGOs with advisory status to the UN. Charles is fluent in Macedonian and is studying French at NYU. In addition to being on JPIA, Charles is a member of the NYU Policy Debate Team and TedxNYU, a tutor for OneWith NYU, and is an Op-Ed columnist for Washington Square News. Charles plans to get an MBA after college and go into either investment banking or management consulting. A native New Yorker, Charles enjoys jogging around Central Park, enjoying new music, and reading various international affairs and business journals. 

Feel free to contact him at cm4046@nyu.edu.


Lenard Moxley

Lenard Moxley is a sophomore in CAS majoring in International Relations. He is a member of the Presidential Honors Scholars Program, through which he is interested in researching foreign policy, international trade and human rights promotion. He has researched national security and nuclear weapons as well through the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy. On campus, Lenard is also a member of the policy debate team. In his free time, he loves hiking and training in Tae Kwon Do.

Feel free to contact him at lm3290@nyu.edu.



Digital Editors


James Sabia

James Sabia is a junior in CAS majoring in Politics and minoring in Philosophy. He is academically interested in how political institutions shape the characteristics of socio-political  dynamics within countries’ borders. He is also looking to attend law school after he has graduated from college. He has interned in the field of law and co-edited medical papers that are published in various journals across the country and globe. James hopes to broaden his professional experience in the coming years. When he’s not writing for the Journal, he’s probably somewhere watching soccer and listening to every and any form of hip-hop.

Xan Northcott

Xan is a sophomore in Liberal Studies, planning to major in Politics. He is from London and is enjoying having escaped to an exciting new city and culture. Politics is his leading interest, especially with crazy events happening in the US, the UK and all over the world right now. The Middle East is the area that he finds most engaging, and his most fervent belief is the protection of human rights around the world. He travels whenever he can, and this has led him to doing charity work in Spain, Sri Lanka and South Africa as well as England. He is an avid reader of history and all kinds of fiction, and he loves exploring all the strangest parts of New York City that he can find.


Digital Staff Writers


Konstantine Tettonis

Konstantine is a senior in the College of Arts and Science, majoring in Politics and minoring in Environmental Studies. He is a proud New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. As part of a Greek-American family, Konstantine makes his heritage an important part of who he is and enjoys visiting Greece every summer. His particular areas of interests in international affairs include energy and the environment, development economics, and international security issues. He values his diverse internship and work experiences as they have helped mold his current academic interests and future career aspirations. Konstantine aspires to go on to law school after college and eventually become involved in policy-making.


Andrew Spohn

Originally from northeastern Ohio, Andrew is now a CAS senior with a major in European Studies and minors in Philosophy and German Language. He has also started work on an accelerated master’s degree in International Relations with the Graduate School of Arts and Science.  He is particularly fascinated by the European integration projection, transatlantic relations, comparative foreign policy, the efficacy of the United Nations system, and democratic theory. Having completed an inspiring internship at the U.S. Embassy in London, he now hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy or law. When he’s not studying or writing for the journal, Andrew loves to run, volunteer, read about the world, and explore New York City’s unique neighborhoods.  


Samuel Kim

Sam is a sophomore in CAS majoring in Politics and East Asian Studies. At NYU, Sam is involved with NYU College Democrats and Freedoms 4 North Korea. He is academically interested in international security, human rights violations, and the global ramifications of domestic instability. As a military brat, Sam has moved and traveled extensively within and outside of the U.S, including South Korea, Japan, Okinawa, Singapore, and five U.S. states. Following the footsteps of his father, a U.S. Army veteran, Sam is currently a contracted cadet in the U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps. 

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Harris Mateen

Harris Mateen is a senior from Laguna Niguel, California majoring in International Relations and Public Policy. He is currently an intern at the Eurasia Group, the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. In the past, he has interned at the Orange County, California Public Defender's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan. Harris is interested in conflict studies, the effects of political events on global markets, and international law. He enjoys all board games.   


Jessica Steele

Jessica Steele is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Global Public Health and History. She is interested international law, human rights, and democratization. Jessica is currently studying abroad in Prague, where she writes for Transitions Online Magazine, but she will be returning to New York in the spring.


Claudia Franke

Claudia Franke is a freshman in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is currently majoring in Politics and hopes to minor in Gender and Sexuality studies. She is interested in international affairs, especially regarding conflict resolution and refugee crises. Claudia hopes to attend law school after graduation. In her free time she enjoys running, reading and binge watching Netflix


Ludovica Grieco

Ludovica Grieco is a junior majoring in Media, Culture and Communications at NYU's Steinhardt, and minoring in History. Her academic focus lies in the broader field of the media industry that journalists now operate in. She is particularly interested in the status of print journalism in this digitized age. After she graduates, Ludovica plans to attend law school and specialize in international law and human rights. In her free time Ludovica likes to write, cook and read the New Yorker. 


Lanxin Jiang

Lanxin Jiang is a graduate student at Stern studying Accounting. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, with double majors in Economics and International Studies. She is from Singapore, and is interested in developmental, behavioral and financial Economics, social movements and environmental sustainability. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, singing, exploring the city, and photography.   



Omil Xia

Omil Xia is a junior in CAS studying journalism and economics. She is from Los Angeles, California and is particularly interested in education policy, developmental and monetary economics. She intends to pursue a career in business and finance journalism. In her spare time, she enjoys photographing New York City, drinking chai lattes, and reading historical novels.