Katie McDowell

Editor and Editor in Chief, 2015-18
Katie McDowell graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations Global Business and Economics. She was a member of the SCIR team since her freshman year. An avid traveler, she studied climate change economics in Edinburgh, Scotland, trade negotiations in Havana, Cuba, and biology in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was interested in geopolitical energy policy, Latin American studies, and sustainable innovation.


SarahBelle Selig

Editor and Editor in Chief, 2015-18
SarahBelle Selig graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a progressive master’s degree in Public Diplomacy. Her interests included the negotiation and strategic communication aspects of the political atmosphere, specifically within the realm of business development and merger politics.


Reid Thom

Editor and Editor in Chief, 2014-17
While attending USC Reid held leadership positions in the Greek Interfraternity Council, was involved as a mentor in the Teaching International Relations organization, and travelled internationally with both the Marshall School of Business and Dornsife College. Reid graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration, minor in International Relations, and Masters of Global Supply Chain Management. His interests include the merging of cultures caused by the expanding global economy, the lessening importance of sovereign borders to international trade, and seeking the perfect East Coast IPA.



Patrick Vossler

Senior Editor, 2015-16
Patrick Vossler graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. He was interested in political risk and foreign investment in developing markets. Patrick is an avid college football and basketball fan and published model-based predictions of games in USC’s student newspaper, the Daily Trojan.


Aaron Rifkind

Senior Editor and Editor in Chief, 2015-16
Aaron Rifkind graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. He served as the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Parliamentarian and Senior Advisor as well as a Residential Senator and the Speaker Pro Tempore on the USG Senate. Aaron held several positions on the USC Hillel Student Board and volunteered for USC’s Teaching International Relations Program. In spring 2015, he interned at Paramount Pictures and spent summer 2015 in Washington, D.C. interning at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He currently works at AIPAC.


Peter Hughes

Senior Editor and Editor in Chief, 2013-15
Peter Hughes graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations. He is a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States. In the summer of 2015, he studied at the University of Cape Town in South Africa where he stayed over the summer to work at iKhaya le Langa non profit, working on small business development. Peter is an avid Arsenal supporter, is currently watching The Sopranos, and loves Bob Dylan more than most things. He is currently working in the Peace Corps.


Brad McAuliffe

Senior Editor, 2013-15
Brad McAuliffe studied International Relations (Global Business) at USC, focusing on international security, foreign policy and global crime. He studied abroad in Edinburgh, UK during his junior year while interning in the Scottish Parliament for Linda Fabiani MSP, and he has spent his summers as an intern for such organizations as the National Defense University and the Hudson Institute. Outside of his work with SCIR, he was the Vice President, Internal Affairs of Society 53 and a proud member of the Trojan Knights.


Natalie Tecimer

Senior Editor, 2012-15
Natalie Tecimer studied International Relations with a minor in Children and Families in Urban America at USC. In addition to being a Senior Editor for SCIR, she was the president of USC’s Rotaract chapter. As a freshman at USC, Natalie founded a nonprofit, Ending All Roads to Silence (EARS) to be a transnational advocacy network for hearing impaired children. Her most recent accomplishment with EARS was negotiating a $368,000 grant for a three year program to give hearing aids and cochlear implants to children in India.


Cristina Patrizio

Senior Editor,  2013-2014

Cristina Patrizio graduated in December 2014 with degrees in Economics and International Relations. After graduation, Cristina moved to Salt Lake city to work in Equity Research at Goldman Sachs.


Matthew Prusak

Editor-in-Chief, 2013-14
Matthew Prusak served as Editor-in-Chief of SCIR during the 2013-2014 academic year. He led the transformation of SCIR into an international journal with submissions from academic institutions around the world. During his tenure, SCIR won a USC Tommy Award.


Angad Singh

Editor-in-Chief, 2011-12
Angad Singh was the principal founder and Editor-in-Chief of SCIR from its inception until May 2012. He received degrees in both international relations and communication and was president of the Sikh Students Association while an undergraduate. Singh is currently pursuing a J.D. from UCLA Law School.


Samir Kumar

Editor-in-Chief, 2012-13
Samir Kumar joined the Editorial Board in its founding iteration and served as Assistant Editor-in-Chief before assuming the Editor-in-Chief role for the 2012-13 academic year. He oversaw SCIR’s expansion into a national undergraduate publication and created the online magazine, Glimpse from the Globe. Kumar graduated from USC in December 2013.


Philip Meyer

Editor, 2011-12
Philip Meyer was a member of the founding Editorial Board, serving in the same capacity until his graduation in December 2011. He designed the layout that SCIR uses in each of its issues. Meyer authored a senior thesis for which he traveled to Russia to perform field research. Meyer is still based in Los Angeles, working in advertising.


Landry Doyle

Editor and Assistant Editor-in-Chief, 2011-12
Landry Doyle was a founding editor with her valuable contributions leading to a stint as Assistant Editor-in-Chief during her final semester with SCIR. Along with her involvement in SCIR, Doyle was a research assistant with the School of International Relations. She has worked at the Los Angeles-based nonprofit, Generosity Water, since May 2012.


Rebecca Braun

Editor, 2012-13
Rebecca Braun served as the editor in charge of the layout over the 2012-13 academic year. She is now based in Cameroon as a Peace Corps volunteer.


Taline Gettas

Editor and Founder of Glimpse from the Globe, 2010-13
Taline Gettas served as an editor from the Review’s inception through the 2012-13 academic year. She was also the first Director of Glimpse from the Globe, the Review’s online magazine. Having graduated with a degree in international relations, Gettas plans to pursue a law degree.


Andrew Ju

Assistant Editor-in-Chief, 2012-13
Andrew Ju served as the assistant editor-in-chief over the 2012-13 academic year. An East Asia specialist, Ju is currently in South Korea after receiving a Fulbright research grant to study the country’s use of nuclear energy.