Swati Nair

Co-Editor in Chief

Swati is a Master of International Affairs student at UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, specializing in International Development and Southeast Asia. She graduated from St. Xavier’s College in India with a BA in Economics and Statistics. Her research interests lie in the Belt and Road Initiative and the Indo-Pacific. 

Elissa Bozhkov

Co-Editor in Chief

Elissa is a Master of International Affairs student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in International Management and a regional focus on China. She graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a BSc in Environmental Science. Elissa’s research interests include renewable energy, technology, and Chinese industrial policy.

Dizhi Wang

Publication Manager

Dizhi is a Master of Public Policy student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in Technological and Environmental Policy. She graduated from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications with a BA in Telecommunication Engineering with Management. Dizhi’s research interests include Chinese telecommunication policy and environmental policy.

Mikah Bertelmann

Associate Editor

Mikah is a Master of Public Policy student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, specializing in Peace and Security. He graduated from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR with a BA in International Affairs and Political Economy. Mikah’s research interests including foreign aid distribution, soft power politics, and the Asia-Pacific.

Sunny Xu

Associate Editor

Sunny is a Master of Public Policy student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in Inequality and Social Policy. She will be graduating from UCSD with a BS in Applied Mathematics and a BA in Economics in June 2022. Sunny is interested in educational policy, particularly policies about reducing education inequalities and improving social mobility through education. 

Weixiao Guo

Associate Editor

Weixiao Guo is a Master of Chinese Economics and Political Affairs student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in Chinese Foreign Policy and Security. He graduated from the University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences with a major in English (Concentration in International Politics & Economics). His research interests include China’s elite politics, the history of the Communist Party of China, and China’s grand strategy.

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