IR INSIDER has a dedicated editor for every category we feature, totaling up to sixteen regular column editors as listed below. Our editors perform a variety of task from handling pitches to editing raw material while upholding them to AP standards. Should you be interested in their work, you may access their individual columns as well.
My name is Esha Bajaj and I’m a sophomore IR major. I’m from San Francisco, I’m a published author of three novels, a former professional level dancer, and a future lawyer (hopefully!). Writing has always been a passion of mine, and I was drawn to the IR program by the opportunity to write an honors thesis. I love challenging myself and opening my mind to new ideas and perspectives, which is why I want to join IR Insider, along with the chance to meet people also studying the sphere of politics, economics, and journalism. I hope to work with all of you soon!
Lara Dreux is the editor for the Southeast Asia and Oceania section. Born and raised in Italy, with French, English and Israeli origins, she comes from an international background. She has always been intrigued by the world of international disputes, crime and world history, and thus am interested in reporting such issues through my love of writing. Being fluent in four languages has been a great asset when researching and attempting to fully comprehend global issues, enabling her to immerse myself in foreign cultures with relative ease. Writing, analytically in particular, is an art she enjoys and she is keen on utilising it as a means to report matters of interest/urgency through the newspaper industry; spreading awareness and denouncing hidden truths.
MIDDLE EAST-NORTH AFRICA
SOUTHEAST ASIA -OCEANIA
econ - business
Sonia is a freshman in Liberal Studies at New York University. She is from Richmond, Virginia and has also lived in Florida, New York, and Canada. She has attended multiple schools throughout her academic career and graduated with an IB Diploma. Sonia is pursuing a major in international relations and hopes to continue on to law school. She is a member of multiple organizations around campus, including the Liberal Studies Law Co-op and the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club. She loves to read, listen to music, travel, and play with cute dogs she meets in the middle of New York City streets.
Manny is a first year student in the College of Arts and Science as a prospective International Relations major with a pre-law track. Outside of class, he is the head policy debate coach for Stuyvesant High School as well as an assistant at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. His writing interests include global warming, ocean acidification, and the geopolitical impacts of a changing environment.
Jamin is the Secretary of IR Society, as well as the publishing assistant and editor of the Event Reporting Section for IR INSIDER. He is currently studying Liberal Studies at New York University. In high school, he synchronized his interest in politics and lifelong passion for cartooning by drawing political cartoons for the Goldfinger Sodcast, which was named one of the top three student podcasts in New Jersey by the Garden State Student Press Association (GSSPA). When he's free, Jamin is either drawing or rambling about the news on Facebook.
foreign news monitoring
UN-STATE-WHITE HOUSE MONITORING
Ziva is a Junior double majoring in International Relations and Journalism. Born and raised in New Delhi, she’s passionate about shedding light on the issues that face developing countries and humanizing world politics. In the past, she has worked with The Global Education and Leadership Foundation in India and as a journalism intern at New Delhi Television Limited. This semester however, Ziva is interning in the Legal Department of SONY Corporation of America to gain experience for a possible career in International Law. And, when she’s not at work or school, you can find her eating fries or taking snapchats of her many dogs!