Meet the Staff

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Editor-in-Chief

Yena Seo is a junior Honors student at Ithaca College studying Journalism and International Politics. Yena’s academic interests include Asia-Pacific maritime security, strategic defense, nuclear policy, and civil-military relations. She has worked in Washington, D.C. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced and International Studies, and the Brookings Institution. She hopes to one day pursue a graduate degree in Security Studies.

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Managing Editor

Katie Jones is a sophomore Honors student at Ithaca College studying Journalism and International Politics. Katie’s academic interests are in foreign policy and political journalism. At Ithaca College, Katie is part of Model United Nations, WICB Radio, ICTV’s Newswatch, and Healing Through Musical Companionship. Katie plans to pursue a career as a Global Affairs Correspondent for national news.

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Senior Editor

Eric Junker is a junior Honors student at Ithaca College pursuing a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Applied Economics. His interests include cybersecurity, economics, international relations, and defense topics. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in the information security, consulting, or technology sector.

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Associate Editor

Ahana Dave is a junior Park Scholar at Ithaca College majoring in journalism and politics. Her academic interests are in political reporting, specifically concerning war and conflict in regions such the Middle East and South Asia. After college, Ahana hopes to pursue international reporting.

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Isabella Grullon Paz is a junior journalism major at Ithaca College from Colombia and the Dominican Republic. She has a double minor in International Politics and Business Administration which she hopes to use to begin her own independent media company one day. Isabella has interned at El Pais, Spain’s international newspaper, bringing U.S. race issues to a European audience. She has an interest in reporting on foreign affairs and relations as well as tackling the military-industrial-media complex. Upon graduation, she wishes to start her masters in international relations and do freelance work on the side.

 

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Meredith Husar is a junior International Politics major at Ithaca College with minors in Journalism and German. Her academic interests are in education, economics and law. She is student government’s Chief of Staff, a member of Ithaca College’s Model UN team, a video editor for Park Productions, and plays tenor saxophone in the campus band. Her future plans are to attend graduate school in D.C. and pursue a career in international law and academia.

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Associate Editor

Hannah Gignoux is a junior English and Politics major with a concentration in International Studies at Ithaca College. Along with being an editor for The Global Mind, Hannah is a Co-Correspondent for Ithaca’s Her Campus chapter, a member of the Ithaca College Equestrian Team, and a Sigma Tau Delta initiate. Hannah will graduate Ithaca College in the spring of 2018 and hopes to attend a graduate program in International Relations.

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Professor Chip Gagnon is a professor with the Department of Politics at Ithaca College.  He teaches courses in the areas of international relations and comparative politics.