Alaina Haworth

Alaina Haworth is a senior majoring in Public Policy. Her academic concentrations are voting rights, criminal justice, and nonprofit management. She is writing her honors thesis on the impact of voting rights expansion on youth vote turnout. She has experience working in political communications, electoral politics, and political public relations consulting.


Print Managing Editor


Isa Spoerry

Isa Spoerry is a junior in CAS majoring in Social & Cultural Analysis and minoring in Global & Urban Education and South Asian Studies. Originally from Chicago's North Shore, she is making the most of her time in New York City before hopefully pursuing a career that involves lots of international travel. Outside of class, Isa enjoys learning about her Sri Lankan heritage, writing, and spending time with family and friends.


Digital Managing Editor


James Sabia

James Sabia is a senior in CAS majoring in Honors Politics and minoring in Philosophy. He is academically interested in how political institutions shape the characteristics of socio-political  dynamics within countries’ borders. He is also looking to attend law school after he has graduated from college. He has interned in the field of law and co-edited medical papers that are published in various journals across the country and globe. James hopes to broaden his professional experience in the coming years. When he’s not writing for the Journal, he’s probably somewhere watching soccer and listening to every and any form of hip-hop.



Digital Chief of Staff

Samuel Kim

Sam is a junior at NYU's College of Arts and Sciences pursuing majors in Politics and East Asian Studies, with a concentration in Korean language and civilization. Having grown up on a U.S. military base in South Korea, he is particularly interested in U.S. defense policy, international security, post-colonial Korea, and Asian American history. Sam serves as the president of NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition and the treasurer of NYU College Democrats. He is a former intern for New York State Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou and currently works at the Public Interest Law Center at NYU School of Law.

Feel free to contact Sam at shk563@nyu.edu.



Web Director

Andrew Spohn

Originally from northeastern Ohio, Andrew is now a master’s student in International Relations at the Graduate School of Arts and Science. He is academically interested in transatlantic relations, international political theory, the European Union, the efficacy of the United Nations system, and British politics. Having completed inspiring internships at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the U.S. Embassy in London, he hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy or law. Andrew loves to draw, run, read about the world, and explore New York City’s unique neighborhoods when he isn’t studying or writing for the journal. 

Feel free to contact Andrew at ams1263@nyu.edu.

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Social Media Editor


Jessica Steele

Jessica Steele is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in History. She is interested international law, human rights, and Russian history. Jessica has written for Transitions Online Magazine in Prague and interned at the International Rescue Committee. When she’s not in class or working on the Journal, she likes loitering in bookstores and drinking coffee.


Print Editors


Manpreet Kaur

Manpreet Kaur is a junior in the College of Arts and Science majoring in politics  and minoring in Spanish and economics. She is particularly interested in American Politics, United States History, Constitutional Law, and Political Economy. In her free time she enjoys running and binge-watching Netflix. 

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Phoenix Chen

Phoenix Chen is a freshman  at College of Arts and Science double, hoping to double major in journalism and politics. Born and raised in China, she’s curious about east Asian cultures and relations. Academically, she is interested in international relations, relationships between social media and political participation, sociology, cultural analysis and media criticism. In her spare time, she loves watching movies and documentaries, doing sports and writing. She’s also an avid traveler and reader, a musician and a foodie obsessed with Chinese foods.


Rachel Law

Rachel Law is a junior studying Politics and Economics in the College of Arts and Science. Originally from Hong Kong, Rachel is interested in international political economy, international law, as well as regional institution building for economic and military cooperation and integration in East Asia. Aside from JPIA, Rachel is also heavily involved with Student Government and the NYU chapter of Global China Connection on campus. In her free time, Rachel enjoys napping, learning new languages, and chilling with friends.

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Janet Lee

Janet Lee is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Economics. Taking particular interest in international business and human rights, Janet has interned for the United States Public Interest Research Group and volunteers for UNICEF on a regular basis. She characterizes herself as an ambitious individual- although many describe her as a girl with commitment issues. At this exact moment, her hobby seems to be kickboxing (which will definitely change soon).


Charles Moxley

Charles Moxley is a sophomore in CAS majoring in International Relations and double-minoring in Business Studies and Computer Science. A Presidential Honors Scholar, his research interests include US foreign policy, democracy promotion, neoliberal economic theory macroeconomic policy. Professionally, he has interned at the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy and Global Action to Prevent War, two NGOs with advisory status to the UN. Charles is fluent in Macedonian and is studying French at NYU. In addition to being on JPIA, Charles is a member of the NYU Policy Debate Team and TedxNYU, a tutor for OneWith NYU, and is an Op-Ed columnist for Washington Square News. Charles plans to get an MBA after college and go into either investment banking or management consulting. A native New Yorker, Charles enjoys jogging around Central Park, enjoying new music, and reading various international affairs and business journals. 

Feel free to contact him at cm4046@nyu.edu.


Lenard Moxley

Lenard Moxley is a sophomore in CAS majoring in International Relations. He is a member of the Presidential Honors Scholars Program, through which he is interested in researching foreign policy, international trade and human rights promotion. He has researched national security and nuclear weapons as well through the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy. On campus, Lenard is also a member of the policy debate team. In his free time, he loves hiking and training in Tae Kwon Do.

Feel free to contact him at lm3290@nyu.edu.



Digital Staff Writers


Ludovica Grieco

Ludovica Grieco is a junior majoring in Media, Culture and Communications at NYU's Steinhardt, and minoring in History. Her academic focus lies in the broader field of the media industry that journalists now operate in. She is particularly interested in the status of print journalism in this digitized age. After she graduates, Ludovica plans to attend law school and specialize in international law and human rights. In her free time Ludovica likes to write, cook and read the New Yorker.