Executive Board 2018-2019

Meghana Mysore – Editor-in-Chief

Meghana Mysore is a junior 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.

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 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 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.

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.

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 Isreal. 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 – 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.