Annika Reno is a senior at Barnard majoring in Political Science and Human Rights. She enjoys discussing foreign policy and political theory alike, and spent a semester abroad studying opportunities for political participation in Nepal and Jordan. In her free time, Annika enjoys running and listening to podcasts, like Jessica and Jowel.
Jessica Grubesic is a junior majoring in Political Science. She is also a COÖP leader and serves as treasurer for Columbia University Women in Law and Politics. In her free time, she enjoys running and eating copious amounts of JJ’s mozzarella sticks, hobbies that conveniently balance each other out.
Jowel Uddin is a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Human Rights. Jowel loves discussions about political parties, race, colonization, and international relations. During his free time, he loves to read The Economist and listen to podcasts.
Kaya Curtis is a junior majoring in political science and creative writing. On campus, Kaya is a Youth for Debate coach and and plays piano in several classical chamber groups.
Andrew Albor is a freshman studying Political Science and Economics at Columbia. He is currently learning Japanese and is interested in East Asian foreign policy. During his free time, he likes to keep up with political news, explore the city with friends, and watch anime.
Brittany Nagy is a Political Science major at Columbia. She is interested in comparative politics and international relations. Outside of school she works as a professional country singer and spends her free time studying foreign languages which include French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian
Esterah Brown is a freshman in Columbia College majoring in political science. Aside from PSSA, Esterah is a member of the Columbia Democrats and the Bacchanal Press Team. She is passionate about human rights, racial justice, and international affairs. When Esterah isn’t studying in Butler, you will find her sitting in a coffee shop or exploring the streets of NYC.
Daniella Truong is a freshman interested in pursuing a major in Political Science and Human Rights. On campus, she is also involved with Orchesis and Dhoom Dance Team, Columbia Mentoring Initiative, and One for the World. Daniella loves being with friends, listening to music, and being happy whenever she can.
Jake Tibbetts is a freshman at Columbia College studying political science and sociology. An activist at heart, Jake is also involved with Barnard Columbia Socialists, Student-Worker Solidarity, and Students for Justice and Palestine. When he's not cramming for exams in Avery Library, Jake can be found arguing with strangers on the Internet, reading books about the history of the American labor movement, or protesting whatever it is that he feels needs to be protested in that given moment.
Hiba is a freshman at Columbia and her tentative major is Political Science and Economics with a concentration in History. She's especially interested in American Politics and U.S. History. She grew up in Dubai and Florida. During her free time, Hiba likes to eat, write and travel.
Travis Nelson is a Political Science major in the Class of 2021 at Columbia. He is interested in American politics, international relations and foreign affairs as well as law. Other than constantly debating about politics, Travis is a native New Yorker from Hempstead in Long Island #fuhgeddaboudit and enjoys running as well as public speaking.
Izzie Rivera is a sophomore at Barnard majoring in Political Science with a concentration in American Politics and minoring in Race and Ethnicity studies. Outside of the classroom, she plays in the Barnard Flute Choir, is an active member of Mujeres, and works for the admissions office as a tour guide.
Xavier Medina is a Junior, majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. His interests include law, immigration and foreign policy. Xavier is a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar since 2015. On weekends he teaches conversational ESL. During his limited free time, he enjoys reading, following his beloved Yankees and spending quality time with his family.
Vivian Casillas is a junior in Columbia College studying political science-statistics. She hails from San Diego, California but finds herself torn on the West Coast v East Coast rivalry. On campus, she serves Columbia Political Review as a senior editor and Global Brigades as vice president of the executive board. She also works as a research assistant for the Department of Political Science, obtaining and coding data for a cross-country investigation analyzing the institutional design of national antitrust agencies.