Editor in Chief: Rachel Brown
Rachel is a junior in Saybrook College and is originally from Washington D.C. Her interest in travel and world affairs was sparked by a childhood obsession with maps and a desire to see for herself the places marked on them. She is interested in the intersection of economics and international affairs including global trade policy and migration. She is also obsessed with all things related to China. She has written and blogged for the The Globalist on topics ranging from Chilean start-ups to the International Court of Justice, and has been lucky to travel with The Globalist to Chile and South Africa. In addition to writing for The Globalist, Rachel plays on the Yale Club Squash team and volunteers with the Yale Refugee Project. This summer she led the Glo girls around the streets of Jo’burg before interning at the National Economic Council. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Executive Director: Ashley Wu
Ashley is a junior Global Affairs major in Morse College. She loves the Globalist for taking her sandboarding in the Chilean Atacama desert and rhino-tracking in Botswana, but has still never found a place she loves quite as much as her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She is interested in development economics, loves hearing about innovative new ideas in poverty alleviation, and is constantly doing e-commerce research (read:online shopping). Outside the Globalist, Ashley is involved with ReadySetLaunch, a mentoring group for low-income high schoolers, and interns at the Yale Investments Office. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to talk about any of the above, or for a sample of her home-roasted coffee.
Emma Goldberg is a sophomore in Saybrook College. Emma is from New York City and her favorite activities include tweeting, eating Sour Patch Kids, and googling cute pictures of animals. Emma began writing for the Globalist her freshman year as a beat blogger focused on post-conflict politics, and last summer she traveled on the Glotrip to South Africa and reported on affirmative action policies there. She could not be more excited to be Online Editor this year and to focus on making the website and blog staff stronger than ever. Outside of the Globalist, she serves on the board of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project and the Yale Women’s Center, and she also contributes to the Yale Daily News. For random musings on the world and funny Buzzfeed articles, follow her on twitter @emmabgo. Contact her at email@example.com.
Aaron is a junior in Timothy Dwight college and grew up in Delaware, of all places (he doesn’t remember how he got there; nor does he know if he could find his way back). He’ll be majoring in an easy major, Psychology, to give him time to learn more outside his required classes, but he also has a natural interest in politics and world affairs. Ironically, it was entirely his interest in funny YouTube videos that inspired his first pitch to the Globalist, about Iceland’s Best Party. Since then, he’s covered the EU debt crisis, Britain’s disappearing bees, and Filipino health care. He blogs occasionally as the Vicarious Globetrotter. Outside the Globalist, he writes for the Record, the Herald, some YDN affiliates, Out of Order, Flourish, and teaches with Mathcounts Outreach and probably does something else he doesn’t know about yet, because you’re reading this after he wrote it. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Managing Editor: John D’Amico
John is a junior in Pierson College from Beverly, Massachusetts. He spends his time learning Japanese, reading, and entertaining impossible ambitions. He occasionally writes for the online side of the Globalist, works on the website, and manages a team of elite blog editors. His other extracurricular interests include Model United Nations and contributing to various Yale publications. Maintaining a life-long interest in history, literature, politics, and stories as well anything foreign, he will likely major in East Asian Studies. Last summer, he studied in Japan for more than two months, getting marginally better at the Japanese language and very good with chopsticks. Contact him at email@example.com.
Managing Editor: Nitika Khaitan
Nitika is a sophomore in Silliman College and is from New Delhi, where she lived her whole life before coming to Yale. After a semester of DS, which she considers one of the best decisions she made freshman year, she wanted to major in Philosophy and now, after a year away from home, she wants to double in South Asian Studies. She ultimately wants to work in something that’ll let her travel and write, her two big loves, but wouldn’t mind studying law along the way. She spent the summer becoming trilingual in Bilbao, while also blogging for the Globalist. As a freshman, she wrote for the Globalist as a beat blogger and is writing an article on India and Pakistan for the next issue. Apart from the Globalist, Nitika sings for Sur et Veritaal, Yale’s South Asian a cappella group, and is starting a new writing group called Drinkers WIth a Writing Problem.
Managing Editor: Tara Rajan
Tara is a junior Psychology major in Branford College. She absolutely loves travel, and is fortunate enough to have visited countries all over the world, from Croatia to New Zealand, Argentina to Thailand. She began writing for the print version of the Globalist her Sophomore year, and also worked on the Production and Design side of the magazine. Tara is especially interested in global health and environmental issues, outside of the Globalist she serves as the Environmental Liaison for the Public Health Coalition, and teaches nutrition to second graders with UNICEF. In her free time, she dances, acts and talks nonstop about her two favorite things: Chicago, and the Lord of the Rings film trilogy. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associate Editor for Online: Danielle Bella Ellison
Danielle Bella Ellison is a junior in Davenport College from New York City. She is double majoring in Political Science and Economics. Danielle is an Associate Editor for Online for The Yale Globalist as well as a beat blogger on Middle East events and politics. Outside of The Globalist, Danielle is Co-President of Yale Friends of Israel and is Vice President of the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative. Like most other members of The Globalist staff, Danielle loves traveling, and in particular she loves languages. In addition to English she is fluent in Hebrew and Spanish and has knowledge of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese – and she is continuing to learn more! When not at Yale or traveling the globe, Danielle very much enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends. Contact her at email@example.com.
Grace Brody is a sophomore linguistics major in Pierson College. She hails from as Lupe Fiasco put it, “a city in the Midwest, best city in the whole wide, wide world” (also known as Chicago). Before beginning the Globalist last year, Grace had never worked in journalism at all, but following a love of travel and writing, as well as the awesome people she met already involved with the magazine, she joined and became Associate Editor for Online this year. She spent this past summer in Amman, Jordan learning Arabic and scarfing down as much shawarma as she could. Besides working for the Globalist, Grace teaches for and serves on the board of Bridges ESL, plays violin in Berkeley College Orchestra, is involved with the Yale Refugee Project and is a research assistant in a linguistics professor’s lab working with indigenous Australian languages. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth is a sophomore in Saybrook College and currently lives in New York City. She’s wanted to write for the Globalist since Bulldog Days, and couldn’t be happier to be an associate editor this year. She enjoys studying American history, but values the Globalist because of the way it keeps her thinking internationally-oriented. She’s gotten to know so many interesting people both at Yale and abroad as a Globalist writer and is looking forward to writing about her summer in Spain and whatever other interesting stories come her way. Her freshman year she contributed articles about immigrant entrepreneurship and Egyptian tour guides. Outside of the Globalist, Elizabeth serves on the board of the Yale Women’s Center, preforms with an all-female sketch comedy troupe, and volunteers in New Haven with REACH, VITA, and NCD. Contact her at elizabeth.villarreal@yale.
Associate Editor: Zoe Rubin
Zoe Rubin is a sophomore in Timothy Dwight College. Hailing from New York City, she grew up obsessed with the Italian, Malaysian, and Chinese-Peruvian (yes that’s a thing!) restaurants within her three-block radius and so curious about the countries behind such cuisines. A prospective History major, she is fascinated by how the past shapes current events, particularly in the Middle East. Zoe first became involved with the Globalist as a blogger for the World at Yale. Last summer, she traveled with the Globalist to South Africa to report on the legacy of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, before studying cheese, éclairs, and ostensibly French in Paris. Outside of the Globalist, she is involved in the Yale College Democrats and Yale Women’s Club Lacrosse and works as TD Master’s Aide. In her free time, she loves West Wing reruns, chocolate-covered pretzels, and baking banana bread. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Copy Editor: Ariel Katz
Ariel Katz is a junior English major in Morse College. She’s originally from Durham, North Carolina, but has always loved to travel. Outside of The Globalist, Ariel is involved with Yale BookMarks and Yale Ballet Folklórico. She likes to read, write, and learn languages: she speaks Spanish and is learning French. She started blogging and writing for The Globalist as a sophomore, and is looking forward to being involved again this year!
Events Coordinator: Jade Shao
Jade Shao is a junior in Branford double majoring in East Asian Studies and Economics. Apart from her involvement in The Yale Globalist, she serves as the Outreach Chair on The Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative board, works as an e-recruiting assistant at UCS, and sits on the Yale College Seminar Selection Committee. Jade is fiercely passionate about both education and gender equality, hoping to one day pursue a career in academia or public service. In her free time, she enjoys hiking to waterfalls, American Ballet Theatre Productions, experiencing foreign cultures and exploring her hometown, Los Angeles!
Anisha is a senior English major in Timothy Dwight college. She loves stories and international affairs, which is what the Globalist is all about, and so she joined the Globalist freshman year as a blogger and production assistant. Her sophomore year she was involved in the print side of the magazine as a Production Editor, and in her junior year she was Editor in Chief. Anisha spent last summer exploring Chile with the Globalist and studying abroad in Cambridge. Outside of the Globalist, Anisha is a staff writer for the Yale Daily News and enjoys dancing, making playlists, procrastinating, baking, and Tae Kwon Do. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily is a senior American Studies major in Timothy Dwight College from the great state of New Jersey (you got a problem with that?). Taking French and Mandarin in high school peaked Emily’s interest in international studies, so she joined the Globalist shortly after coming to Yale, serving as an Associate Editor sophomore year and a Managing Editor this year. During her summers at Yale, Emily has traveled to Turkey, Cyprus, and Chile with her fellow Globalistas, to Harbin, China for intensive language immersion, and most recently, to the exotic world of Baltimore, MD. Outside of the Globalist, Emily eats, sleeps, and breathes Timothy Dwight pride and is a member of TD college council and student activities committee. She’s also addicted to running and is the president of Yale Road Runners. Contact her at email@example.com.
Margaret is a senior in Berkeley College majoring in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. She’s from Cincinnati, Ohio and likes rollerblading, Twitter, and learning about food and nutrition. Because her schedule is filled with too many science courses, working on the Globalist (and attending summer reporting trips to Turkey and Chile!) subs in for her international affairs classes, for which she is eternally grateful. In addition to the Globalist, Margaret also volunteers for DEMOS, teaches nutrition workshops with Community Health Educators, and works as social media assistant for Yale Environment 360. You can follow her on Twitter (@margaretzhang_). Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason recently learned from his parents that, when he was 6, he verbally intuited the concept of supply and demand after watching fisherman haul in an especially large catch. Since then, economics and business have fascinated him. He later gained a love for travel, leading him to spend a semester abroad in Switzerland and two months studying in India. Upon arriving at Yale, he nurtured both interests by joining the Yale International Relations Association, participating in the Yale Political Union, working as a World Fellows Undergraduate Liaison, and (most importantly!) leading the Yale Globalist business team. He spent his Freshman summer working at The Boeing Company on national defense projects and his Sophomore summer at JP Morgan. Lastly, Jason has a love for jig-saw puzzles, alpine skiing, body surfing, and The Yale Globalist. If you are interested in any of these, please feel free to contact him at email@example.com.
Charley Locke, a senior in Calhoun College, grew up in Oakland, California, aspiring to become a world traveler and making lists of places she wanted to travel to next. She’s made it to some of them, including Fiji, Cuba, Malaysia, and Thailand, and thinks she wants to build her life around thoughtful travel. In part sparked by blogging for the Globalist, she spent last spring in Morocco, studying Arabic and human rights, living with a host family, and assembling recipes and interviews into a cookbook of traditional and contemporary Moroccan cuisine. She’ll miss the call to prayer, the hammam, and bargaining in the souks, but looks forward to a fond reunion with bacon in the States. Back at Yale, she studies Islamic and Western literature as a Humanities major and enjoys working on the Elm City Echo street paper, tutoring at the Manson Youth Correctional Institution, and contra-dancing at BMAD, among other things. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kelly Schumann is a junior Humanities major in Morse College. Her academic interests include theology, philosophy, and the history of the ancient Near East. Before matriculating at Yale, Kellyspent a year exploring, traveling over 36,000 miles. During this time she lived with Benedictine nuns in rural Idaho, did housekeeping at an eco-resort in Hawaii, taught young women in Rwanda, and worked on science diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in London. Kelly has previous experience in public administration, both on the federal and municipal levels, and more than three years experience working with education-based and nonprofit organizations. She speaks German and Spanish, and is currently studying Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. Previously, she served The Globalist as a Design & Production Editor and an Associate Editor for Online. Contact her email@example.com.
Deena likes to play viola, learn about political science (with an emphasis on international relations), make friends, and of course, visit other countries. She hopes to have set foot in all seven continents by the time she graduates; she has a ways to go. Deena has been on the Productions team and is currently on the Business team of the Globalist–she couldn’t love it more. This summer she will be in Brazil with the Yale Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles with a private equity firm. Deena is a senior in Silliman, and you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sera is a senior in Branford College from Istanbul, Turkey. She is majoring in political science with a concentration on environmental policy and law. Her interest in environmental issues led her to do research about Turkey’s fisheries depletion problem during her freshman summer, and it just so happened that the Globalist was in Turkey for its summer reporting trip. After becoming a quasi-member of the Globalist trip, Sera ended up interviewing fishermen in Istanbul for a Globalist article and joined the Globalist staff her sophomore year. As a junior, she will be doing design and layout for the magazine as the Production Editor, but she still continues to write for the magazine and will spend the summer reporting in Chile with the Globalist. On campus, Sera has worked with the Yale Sustainable Food Project, and is involved with Global Zero, an international campaign for the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. In her free time, she enjoys biking, playing guitar, and kitesurfing—she has been kitesurfing competitively in Turkey for several years. After graduation she hopes to study law and be an environmental lawyer, wherever and however that may be.