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About Us

The World Mind Magazine is an undergraduate organized and produced publication at American University.

Each issue, its contributors seek to contribute cutting-edge analyses on pertinent topics in the international community: foreign affairs, domestic politics, economics, military conflict, humanitarian crises, and political theory.


Meet the Executive Board

Executive Editor

Diana Roy is the Executive Editor of The World Mind and a Senior at American University majoring in International Studies with a double minor in Justice & Law and Spanish, where she is pursuing a Certificate of Translation. She publishes an article in every issue that is released, usually focusing on foreign policy, security, and human rights in Europe and the Middle East. Diana is passionate about criminal justice and law enforcement, international security, and defense policy, and has been featured in International Policy Digest. She has interned with the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State, and will be working with the Department of Justice in Fall 2019. After college, Diana hopes to either pursue a Master’s degree in IR or work in the government.

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Managing Editor

Madison Mauro is a senior double majoring in International Studies and Economics, with a focus in the global economy and international development. She's originally from Lebanon, Maine. Since she has been in DC, she has interned with Congresswoman Chellie Pingree as well as with Vital Voices Global Partnership on their Economic Entrepreneurship and Empowerment team, the NGO Global Deaf Muslim, and the Tax Foundation. While she is interested in the general field of economics, she is also interested in studying economic development, its modalities of thought, and its applications.

Marketing Editor

Julia Larkin is a sophmore political science major in SPA. I am from Brooklyn, NY. I am currently a hilltern, working for Congressman Joe Crowley from NY's 14th district. In the past I have worked on the Hillary for America Presidential Campaign, worked for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, and have interned for a judge on New York's Appellate Court. I am super passionate about politics, law, and coffee.

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Design Editor

Rob Sanford is a senior international relations student from Houston, Texas, with minors in Spanish and political science. His interest in politics and foreign policy has led him to intern with the Perry Center on Hemispheric Defense Studies, the Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar, and the Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs. Rob spent his spring 2019 semester in Amman, Jordan, an experience that greatly influences his writing for The World Mind.


Meet the Contributing Editors

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Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson is a sophomore pursuing a degree in International Relations with a minor in Asian Studies. She is currently an intern at the Department of Defense and the Senate. Elizabeth is also a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship for Korean and speaks French and German fluently.

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Nicholas Roszkowski

Nick is a senior majoring in International Studies, minoring in Economics and Spanish. While he is primarily concerned with the history of US foreign policy and economic policy, he is indiscriminately interested in bold, humanity-affirming ideas—especially those expressed through dissenting voices. Most recently, he has worked for the Berkshire Immigrant Center, a NGO providing affordable legal and education services to immigrants and refugees living in Western Massachusetts.


Meet the Staff Writers

Dayana Sarova

Dayana Sarova is a junior in the School of International Service and has written for the World Mind since December of 2017. She is pursuing a degree in International Relations with a minor in Finance and explores the intersection of the two fields in her writing for the magazine. Dayana is currently interning with Kroll, a corporate investigations and risk consulting firm, and has interned previously with the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Security Archive.

Samantha Diaz

Samantha is a second-year student here at AU, from Northern New Jersey, studying International Studies and International Economics at the School of International Service and the College of Arts and Sciences. In her writings for the magazine, she focuses on political relations and economic policies and development in Latin America. Within the University, she is a member of Kogod's International Business for Undergraduate Students and the School of International Service's Model G20 Initiative. Outside of American University, she is a volunteer for the International Model United Association (IMUNA) a United Nations NGO that aims to educate high school about the United Nations through model simulations which are held bi-annually.

Abigail Grifno

Abigail Grifno is a Freshman pursuing a double major in International Relations and Economics. She has written for The World Mind’s Trade, Business, and Economics column since fall 2018. She competes on the Model United Nations team and teaches high schoolers how to debate and do related research.

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Having spent a majority of her early childhood in the Philippines and having spent time traveling and studying Japan, Izzabelle writes for the Asia column and is very concerned with the events occurring in Asia and its relationship to the rest of the world. She is also interested in Asian countries' relationships with one another as well as the United States and Europe. Izzabelle hopes to bring to light the institutional, economic, racial, and environmental difficulties of Asian minorities in governmental policies in both the Southeast Asia, East Asia, and within the United States as well.

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Milica Bojovic

Milica Bojovic was born in Zajecar, Serbia. She has written for The World Mind’s Europe column since Spring 2019. Milica is an award- winning debater and poetry competitor. She has also been involved in World Chicago organization and international exchange programs. Her other interests include jazz ballet and belly dancing. Obviously, a great passion of hers are travelling and intercultural exchange. While at AU, she has been involved with Model G20 and AmeriMUNC, and has zealously participated in AU’s Community Service-Learning Program.

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Anna Janson

Anna Janson is a Freshman in the School of Public Affairs, originally from Silicon Valley. Anna joined The World Mind in spring 2019. She spent the fall semester as a research intern at EMILY’s List and is currently pursuing a Political Science degree.

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Anastasia Papadimitriou

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Anastasia is a freshman pursuing a degree in International Studies. Her areas of interest include global comparative governance, global inequality and development, and foreign policy. This coming summer she will be participating in an alternative break to Tamil Nadu, India to study educational inequality within the caste system.

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Reed Weiler

Reed is a staff writer for the Political Theory column of the World Mind. Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Reed studies CLEG at American University and is a member of the Politics, Policy, and Law Scholars program. His interests include current events, politics, technology, and philosophy.