Meghana is a junior in Davenport College, studying English with interests in education and human rights. She’s loved being part of the Globalist community as a writer and an editor, seeing the publication grow to include more voices and creative as well as journalistic content. She’s written for the Globalist about global portrayals of beauty and Amazigh language in Morocco. Meghana’s passion for writing began with creative writing, though; she enjoys writing poetry, short stories and (once!) a screenplay. This year, she hopes to translate her love for words and interest in criminal justice reform to working with the Yale Prison Education Initiative as a Dwight Hall Urban Fellow. Meghana is from Portland, Oregon, but once, her family was spread out all over the world with her sister in the Peace Corps in Cambodia, her grandparents in India and her parents in Australia. Spot her drinking earl grey tea (with soy milk!) in the dining hall, watching Parks and Rec or listening to her favorite artist, Regina Spektor.
Aastha (she/her/hers) is a junior in Pauli Murray College from Atlanta, GA majoring in Anthropology with interests in health, migration and human rights. She has contributed to the magazine in various ways, first by writing a beat blog on women’s rights in South Asia, then covering cultural influences on mental health on the Ghana reporting trip and finally leading the Globalist’s reporting trip to Morocco. She loves learning about international affairs, culture, religion, and politics and finds the Globalist to be an excellent medium to foster that curiosity. She loves checking out coffee places in New Haven and is happy to get coffee and chat about The Globalist. During her free time, she loves watching political thrillers, biking and hanging out with her friends as well as listening to her “New Haven” playlist. Contact her at email@example.com
Jane (she/her/hers), a proud Bay Area native, is a junior in JE. She’s majoring in political science, which definitely should count as fulfilling Yale’s science requirement. She has been writing for the Globalist for two year and is excited about the magazine and international affairs in general as a means of connecting with people and events around the world. Outside of writing for the Globalist, on campus, she spends most of her time playing for the women’s varsity soccer team or working in her role as a Communication and Consent Educator. Otherwise, she can probably be found snacking, doing a crossword, or wishing she could be back in California hiking with her dog.
Daud is a sophomore in Berkeley College from New Jersey. His academic interests include human rights, sustainable development, and law. Last year, Daud wrote for the Globalist and served on its business team, and this past summer he went on the reporting trip to Morocco. On campus, Daud is also involved with Dwight Hall and the Yale Rotaract Club. His favorite band is the Beatles, his favorite singer is Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and his favorite album is Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run.
Vy has lived in Miami, FL and Long Island, NY and now calls Houston, TX home. Still deciding between majoring in English or Ethnicity, Race & Migration, Vy is a big fan of journalism, photography, and advocating for the first-gen, low-income community at Yale. She writes for the Herald, serves as an Advising Fellow for Matriculate, volunteers with No Closed Doors, works as both the Social Media Coordinator for Tsai CITY and a Branford college aide, and most importantly, co-hosts a radio show called the Sister Sloths with her sister (that everyone should listen to). Vy is thrilled to engage all audiences to write and learn about global affairs.
Michael (he/him/his) is a junior in Silliman College majoring in Global Affairs and Ethics, Politics, & Economics. As a Human Rights Scholar at the Yale Law School, he primarily studies authoritarian regimes and democratic development in Latin America. He has split his life between a small town in New Jersey and the bustling city of São Paulo, Brazil, and he is excited to serve as Director of Outreach for the Globalist after having worked as an Associate Editor last year. His other involvements include serving as Secretary-General of the Yale Model United Nations conference, the Political Chair for the Brazil Club, an international relations teacher through Hemispheres, and an Associate Editor for the Yale Review of International Studies. In his free time, he runs a coffee shop in his residential college and specializes in dark chocolate iced mochas. He loves Netflix stand-up comedy specials, Madam Secretary, and medium-sized dogs. Should you have any questions, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramiz Colak is a sophomore from Istanbul, Turkey. He is intending to major in Economics and Cognitive Science. He joined the Yale Globalist family in his freshman fall as a print writer and covered several pieces on Middle East politics. This year, he is working as an Associate Editor for the magazine, and is even more excited to write more print articles! Besides editing for the Yale Globalist, Ramiz is volunteering as a consultant at Elmseed, learning squash as a member of Yale Squash Club, and organizing cultural events for Yale Friends of Turkey
Isa del Toro is from Monterrey, Mexico. She is a junior in Pauli Murray College majoring in Environmental Studies and History. She is particularly interested in conservation biology, and environmental history. In he free time she enjoys drawing and spending time with her dogs.
Allison Chen (she/her/hers), a proud Arizonan, is a sophomore in Timothy Dwight. You may have seen her frequenting the theater, YDN, The Politic or The Herald. She plans on studying Economics or Global Affairs while also frequently indulging in the literary, theatrical, and even political arts. She is an ENTJ.
Claire Kalikman is a sophomore in Morse College proudly from (the actual city, not the suburbs) of San Francisco. She is serving as Associate Editor, and previously was Trip Leader for the 2018 reporting trip to Morocco. She enjoys learning and writing about art history, fashion, and politics. She plans to major in Russian & East European Studies and Global Affairs. She loves to travel, but Yale is her favorite place right now.
Manuel was born in Brasov, Romania, but raised close to the French border in Germany. In his first-year at Yale, he founded QuietBreeze, a startup tackling noise-pollution by creating window attachments that let fresh air through but cancel outside noise. Manuel and the QuietBreeze team have been working on their product as part of the CEID Fellowship and the Tsai CITY accelerator. As part of the Yale Undergraduate Consulting Club, Manuel has consulted the Bradley Street Bicycle Co-Op, a non-profit Bike Cooperative dedicated to creating a more equitable New Haven by increasing the mobility of all residents. This past spring break, Manuel had the opportunity to travel to Israel and the Palestinian Territories as part of the Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative to talk to leaders on both sides of the conflict, such as a former head of the Shin Bet, members of the PLO and Knesset, and the current and former US ambassador to Israel. As a writer for the Yale Globalist, Manuel has explored issues such as the European refugee crisis and its impact on the German election. Manuel is fascinated by foreign languages and cultures and speaks Romanian, French, and German. He will be spending the coming year in China and Taiwan to improve his Chinese skills.
Claire Zalla is a sophomore in Pauli Murray college and a prospective global affairs major. She joined the Globalist as a first-year writing about topics such as international cybersecurity and freedom of the press. Outside of her writing, she is active in Pauli Murray as MYCC Treasurer and a buttery manager, and she is a member of the Urban Philanthropic Fund. She enjoys running in sub-freezing temperatures, cooking with fresh herbs, and binge-ing historically inaccurate costume dramas.
Lynn is a sophomore in Berkeley College from Fresno, California. She is interested in studying French, English, and/or economics. Lynn has contributed several pieces about art and culture to the Globalist, and she is excited to write more articles this coming year. In her spare time, Lynn enjoys playing violin, hiking, and exploring art museums.