About Our Bloggers

Christina Bartzokis ’18 is in Jonathan Edwards College and hopes to major in Global Affairs. She writes a beat blog on U.S. military policy, which ties into her goal of commissioning into the Marine Corps through Yale’s Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program. Inspired by her Hellenic heritage, she also covers Greek politics and culture.

Alex Mutuc ’18 is in Branford College. Coming from a military family and growing up on Okinawa, Japan, Mutuc writes about the dynamic relationship between the US and Japan.

Lisa Qian ’19 is a freshman in Silliman College from Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She loves everything about traveling and spent a good chunk of her childhood checking out and reading Fodor’s Guides from the local library.  When she’s not traveling or thinking about traveling, she loves watching Michigan football and European club soccer.

Sam Aslaner Calhoun College ’19 is from Columbus, Ohio, and he is interested in studying the history, cultures, languages, and policies of the Middle East. He currently has not selected a major but is considering Modern Middle East Studies, History, and Global Affairs. He spent a year abroad in Turkey during high school studying Turkish culture and language through the State Department, and enjoys writing and talking about the region.

Danilo Zak ’18 is a sophomore in Silliman College interested in Global Affairs and Energy Studies. He writes for the Globalist blog on the international response to climate change. Danilo also does volunteer work for Yale Refugee Project and is involved with Yale Radio and Yale Outdoors. Contact him at danilo.zak@yale.edu.

Imran Kassam ’19 is a freshman in Trumbull. He was born and raised in the land of green chile, Albuquerque, NM, but his parents come from Tanzania and Pakistan. He grew up with a lot of different and complex cultures in his house, and he loves learning about where people are from.

Alec Hernández ’18 is a sophomore in Timothy Dwight College from San Juan, Puerto Rico and a (hopeful) Global Affairs major. Other than writing for the Globalist, Alec loves traveling around Latin America, playing volleyball, and, most of all, the Boston Celtics. You can probably find him either in TD or somewhere on Old Campus struggling to figure out which gates open.

Zishi Li’18 is a sophomore in Branford College. An international student from Beijing, she writes about Chinese palatial architecture in the context of the Forbidden City. Contact her at zishi.li@yale.edu.

Aaron Tannenbaum ’19 is a freshman in Jonathan Edwards College. When he’s not busy armchair traveling, he enjoys cycling, reading, and tutoring math at New Haven middle schools. Aaron spent a year living in Jerusalem before coming to Yale and his time abroad piqued his interest in global affairs and culture.

Sarah Holder’17 is a junior American Studies major in Saybrook. She’s interested in environmental issues and urban planning, and writes for the Globalist about domestic and international approaches to housing policy. She also loves dancing, traveling, writing, and old movies.

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