Executive Board 2018-2019

Meghana Mysore – Editor-in-Chief

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 MoroccoMeghana’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 KC – Editor-in-Chief

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 aastha.kc@yale.edu


Jane Buckley – Chief Online Editor

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 years 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 Shad – Business Director

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 Tran – Creative Director

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 Borger – Director of Outreach

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 michael.borger@yale.edu.

Ramiz Colak – Managing Editor

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



Michelle Kim – Managing Editor

Isa del Toro Mijares – Managing Editor

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 – Associate Editor

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 – Associate Editor

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.

Henry Reichard – Associate Editor 

Henry Reichard is a senior in Silliman College. He’s a Math and Physics major, which means that he’s spent most of his time at Yale scribbling symbols on blackboards and thinking about things such as “Generators of Jacobians of Random Graphs” or “Subgraph Chromatic Numbers” (how’s that for technical jargon). More recently, though, he’s developed a strong interest in creative writing, particularly journalism and poetry. At The Yale Globalist, he’s written articles about Argentina under Mauricio Macri (it’s current president), the similarities between Trump and Latin American populist leaders, and the indigenous Berber population of Morocco. He’s also written for The New Journal and The Yale Daily News about subjects ranging from evangelism in New Haven to an old sheep skull he brought with him from his home in Woodsboro, Maryland. Other interests include long-distance running, fantasy and science fiction, modern art, and talking with people who think that Clarice Lispector is radically under-appreciated. Contact him at henry.reichard@yale.edu.

Gabriel Roy – Associate Editor 

Gabriel is a sophomore History major in TD. When he’s not miserably grinding out essays in Bass Library, Gabe edits for The Politic and The Globalist, teaches international relations to high school students, interns for a local nonprofit, and does communications work for Engender, a student social justice group. In his spare time, Gabe can be found passionately arguing for the coeducation of Yale’s fraternities, torturing his body on long runs up and down East Rock, and attempting in earnest to make sense of that Duchamp piece (literally just a shovel hanging from the ceiling) at the YUAG.

Manuel Schneider – Associate Editor

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 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 – Online Editor

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 Nguyen – Online Editor

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.





Nicola Haubold – Online Editor

Nicola is a rising senior in Silliman College majoring in a English with an interest in creative writing and investigative journalism. She wrote her first article for the Glovalist as a freshman on Colombian migration to the US. Since then, she has maintained an interest in global affairs and human rights, specifically in Latin America. On campus, you can find Nicola at Ashley’s enjoying coffee-oreo ice cream or in the CTL researching ways to avoid graduation. She is excited to be online editor this year!

Annie Fang – Production and Design

Annie is a first year in Jonathan Edwards college. She was born in Taipei, Taiwan, but has been living in Shanghai, China, since kindergarten. Most likely going major in the social sciences, Annie is interested in studying people – how different social and cultural groups interact, the conflicts that can arise, as well as solutions that can resolve such issues. On campus, she hopes to be involved in Dwight Hall, dance, drama, and writing. She spends most of her time exploring museums, biking, reading, drinking tea, and making new friends.





Cathy Duong – Production and Design

Cathy is a first year in Morse College from Garden Grove, CA, or a five-minute drive away from Disneyland. She’s excited to study English at Yale, while also being on the pre-med track. Besides bingeing Korean dramas and obsessively customizing her planner (with her many, many pens), Cathy loves visiting art museums (find her at the Yale University Art Gallery or taking the Metro North up to the Met any day!). She hopes to get involved with AACC, the Vietnamese Students Association, the Herald, and the YUAG Guide Program. Cathy is looking forward to designing for the Globalist as she explores what global affairs mean to the individuals of Yale’s diverse student body.