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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.