• Team Politik

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    Shrenik Jain


    Born in Boston, now a proud resident of Charm City. Topics of interest include Baltimore, social entrepreneurship, and healthcare policy. I've been a Politker since freshman year, and couldn't be more excited to take the Politik to new heights. Expected JHU Class of 2018 in Applied Math & German, but who knows what'll happen?

    Sathvik Namburar


    Sathvik is a pre-med Public Health Studies major from Duluth, GA. His favorite topics are domestic and international politics, international affairs, and social and health inequities. In his free time, Sathvik loves to read and watch and play sports. He is looking forward to a productive, fun year ahead!

  • Editorial Staff

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    Katy Li

    Managing Editor

    Katy Li is a Political Science major and Social Policy minor in the class of 2018. She enjoys thinking about and discussing political theory, criminal justice policy, housing policy, welfare policy, and the role of interest groups in U.S. politics. In her free time she does parliamentary debate, reads, and tries to keep up with the marvel cinematic universe.

    Preston Ge

    Head Writer

    Preston is a senior Neuroscience major passionate about issues in science and medicine. His primary areas of interest include medical ethics, public health, challenges and controversy in the pharmaceutical industry, and the relationship between medical research and society. He hopes to train as a physician-scientist and to pursue a future career in academic medicine.

    Darius Mostaghimi

    Copy Editor

    Darius is a junior from Connecticut, studying History and Molecular and Cellular Biology. He enjoys playing chess and has an inexplicable love of celtic music. His future's up in the air.

    David Hamburger

    Maryland Editor

    David is a junior, double majoring in International Studies and Medicine, Science, and the Humanities. In addition to his work with the Politik, he is interested in exploring issues (and solutions) internationally as well as those closer to home in Baltimore. When not on campus, David also enjoys reading and kayaking the local waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

    Yuyan Pu

    Policy Desk Editor

    Yuyan is a sophomore Economics major from Philadelphia. She is mostly interested in domestic fiscal and environmental policies. Besides politics, Yuyan also enjoys recycling, casual strolls at night, and writing humor very few people enjoy.

    Diana Lee

    Creative Director

    Diana is a senior neuroscience major from Dallas, Texas. Aside from designing the Politik layout, she enjoys doing research at the medical campus, taking photos and trying new food around Baltimore.

    Elizabeth Gudgel

    Assistant Editor

    Elizabeth is a junior Political Science and History of Science major from New Jersey. Some of her most-liked topics are urban politics and human rights, but she doesn’t like to play favorites.

    Lukasz Grabowski

    Assistant Editor

    Lukasz is a junior majoring in political science and sociology. His interests range from creative writing, to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, to nativist/nationalist identities in politics, to eating too much. He hopes to get a pug or frenchie puppy within the next few years.

    George Gulino

    Assistant Editor

    George is from New York City and is double majoring in International Studies and Economics at Johns Hopkins University. His political interests are skewed towards international business and economic policy, and he has written about policy and world events for several years. George seeks to draw on his experience to encourage comprehensive commentary that defies short-term noise and offers quality insights to issues around the world.

    Alejo Perez-Stable Husni

    Assistant Editor

    Born and raised in San Francisco, Alejo’s current major is history—but he may major in economics as well. He enjoys playing basketball, listening to and playing music, and taking long walks around the Homewood campus. He’s particularly interested in Baltimore, urban planning, American politics, and Latin American politics. Alejo is looking forward to working with the Politik this year!

    Catherine Mengyun Yang

    Assistant Editor

    Catherine Yang is a senior, majoring in International Studies. She studies international security, law and humanitarian actions, and is passionate about the future of global initiatives. She's worked for the UN Information Center, UNICEF, and FINCA International. She enjoys traveling, reading, and is actively seeking new ways of living and thinking about life.

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