Executive Board 2017-2018

Executive Board 2017-2018

Meghana Mysore – Editor-in-Chief

Meghana Mysore is a sophomore in Davenport College, studying English and History. She is interested in journalism as it relates to the intersection between linguistics and religion, global education inequity, and human rights. She has written about global portrayals of beauty for the Globalist, and about solitary confinement legislation in Connecticut for the Yale Daily News. Her family was once spread out all over the world with her sister serving in the Peace Corps in Cambodia, her grandparents living in India and her parents in Australia! Other than editing for the Globalist, Meghana works on several campus publications, enjoys writing poetry and fiction, and has attempted screenwriting — her short film is being shown at the Yale Film Festival this year. Some things she loves are (in no particular order): dogs, Autobiography of Red, Parks and Recreation, Regina Spektor, chuckling awkwardly, and earl grey tea.

Henry Robinson – Editor-in-Chief

Henry Robinson is an English major in Silliman College – he’s a junior, but it’s best if you don’t remind him about that because he’ll get prematurely sentimental. He’s from the beautiful town of Guilford, CT, where people keep yaks in their backyards and Yale professors raise their adorable families. At the Globalist, he’s written on subjects like the politics of art, the status of immigrants in New Haven, and (most recently) Ghanaian peace-building initiatives – but his first love has always been editing. When he’s not politely nagging writers about their deadlines, you’ll most likely find him holed up in a library taking way too long to decide on a paper topic, drinking fruit tea while looking at dog memes, and/or doing student organizing. He’s so excited to meet all of you this year, and can’t wait to get started! Contact him at henry.robinson@yale.edu.


Teresa Chen – Chief Online Editor

Teresa is a junior Global Affairs and History double major in Ezra Stiles College. She is interested in U.S.-China foreign policy, and how that makes landfall on U.S. soil in the definition of Asian American identity, but spent last summer in Tel Aviv working for an NGO and became very interested in the Middle East. Teresa joined The Globalist her sophomore year as an Online Editor, and is now the Chief Online Editor of the publication. Outside of the Globalist, Teresa spends her free time working at the New Haven Public Defender’s Office. A Brooklyn native, Teresa can be spotted with a cup of iced coffee in hand, regardless of the season.

Annie Cheng – Managing Editor

Annie Cheng is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles College, objectively and subjectively the best residential college at Yale. Annie hails from Lakeland, Florida, 50 minutes away from Disney (which she thinks is overrated). Outside of being a managing editor for the Globalist, she is involved in competitive and administrative Model United Nations through YIRA. She is also a board member of the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP). In her remaining free time — outside of class, of course – she directs a community food rescue program, and appreciates every form of noodle.

Jonathan Ng – Managing Editor

Jonathan is a senior Political Science and English double major in Morse College. Hailing from Dallas, Texas, he was a bit late to the Globalist game and started writing for the magazine in his sophomore year as a beat blogger. He wrote on a number of issues, such as human rights violations in Bahrain and cultural extinction in Tibet. Interested in capturing people’s narratives, Jonathan hopes to become more involved in the Globalist this year as both a writer and editor. Apart from working on the best international affairs magazine on campus, Jonathan is also on the Morse College Council, and a Research Assistant for Prof. Nuno Monteiro.

Laura Plata – Managing Editor

Coming soon!

Jane Buckley – Online Editor

Jane, a proud Bay Area native, is a sophomore in JE. Currently undecided, she is contemplating majoring in Political Science but honestly who knows where she’ll end up? She has been writing for the Globalist for a year and is excited about the magazine and international affairs in general as a way to be connected 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 eating, doing a crossword, or wishing she could be back in California hiking with her dog.


Ahmed Elbenni – Online Editor

Coming soon!


Ramiz Colak– Associate 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

Aastha Kc – Associate Editor

Aastha is a Sophomore in Pauli Murray College from Atlanta, GA and has not decided on a major but is interested in Public/Global Health. She has contributed to the Globalist in various ways, first by writing a beat blog on women’s rights in South Asia as well as covering cultural influences on mental health on the Ghana reporting trip. On campus, she is involved with the Hindu Student Organization, Himalayan Students Organization, the Leadership Institute, and AIDS Walk New Haven. During her free time, she loves watching political thrillers (scandal), hanging out with her friends and listening to her “New Haven” playlist.



Michael Borger – Associate Editor

A sophomore in Silliman College, Michael is an Associate Editor for the Globalist. A prospective Global Affairs and History major, he has split his life between a small town in New Jersey and the bustling city of São Paulo. At Yale, he also serves as Secretary of the Yale International Relations Association, as International Outreach Coordinator for the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association, and as Events Chair for the Brazil Club. In his free-time, he roams around New Haven searching for the perfect cup of coffee.

Vimbai Ushe – Associate Editor

Vimbai Ushe is a sophomore in Branford College. She’s majoring in History and Film and Media Studies. Her passion for covering international issues drove her to work for the Globalist. As an Associate Editor for the Globalist, she enjoys reading and assisting others write internationally focused pieces. In her spare time, she enjoys screenwriting and acting.





Cheryl Mai – Creative Director

Cheryl is a junior in Davenport College studying Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. She has lived in Houston, Texas for most of her life. In addition to serving as Creative Director for the Globalist, she is the Scope editor for the Yale Scientific Magazine, a Harvest leader and an undergraduate researcher at YSM. She is interested in science journalism, immunology, and design.


Marina Yoshimura — Business Director

Marina Yoshimura is a Yale-VISP exchange student in Pauli Murray College from Tokyo, Japan. For the Globalist, Marina has interviewed Yale graduates and Schwarzman Scholars Kay Teo and Kyle Hutzler, as well as Nepali activist Saurav Raj Pant. She will also serve as the Globalist’s Business Director for the 2017-18 academic year. Marina’s work before coming to Yale involved translation work for foreign correspondents in Japan, research on nuclear power and refugee policies for Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and refugee aid at the Japan Association for Refugees, an NGO based in Tokyo. Besides journalism and politics, Marina loves to drink water.