Editorial Staff

The Editorial Staff is comprised of graduate students from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at University of California, San Diego. 

If you would like to contact the team, please send your emails to Sinosphere@ucsd.edu.

Alex Schiller

Co-Editor in Chief

Alex is a Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in Security of the Asia-Pacific and China. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a dual BA in International Economics and Spanish. Prior to attending GPS, he served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the United States Navy. His research interests include Chinese military affairs, national security, and rural policy.

Rachel Lietzow

Co-Editor in Chief

Rachel is a Master of Chinese Economics and Political Affairs student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in Chinese Politics and Public Policy. She graduated from the University of Kentucky with a dual BA in International Economics and Chinese Studies. During the summer of 2018, she interned at the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. Her research interests include China’s treatment of ethnic minorities, China-Hong Kong relations, and the Belt and Road Initiative.

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 and Queen Mary University of London with a BA in Telecommunication Engineering with Management. Dizhi’s research interests include Chinese telecommunication policy and environmental policy. She is especially interested in how a top-down approach influences Chinese environment protection progress.

Rolando Almada

Publication Manager

Rolando is a Master of Chinese Economics and Political Affairs student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in Chinese Environment. He graduated from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, in Mexico City with a BA in International Relations. He has worked for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi, UAE; Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy; and the Mexican state-owned power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE). His research interests are China’s energy security, Xi Jinping’s concept of ecological civilization, energy projects in the Belt and Road Initiative, and the environmental impacts of Chinese energy investments in Latin America.

Elissa Bozhkov

Associate Editor

Elissa is a Master of International Affairs student at UCSD’s School of Global Policy and Strategy, with a specialization in International Management and China. She graduated from Queen’s University in Canada with a BSc in Environmental Science. Elissa’s research interests include sustainability, food security, and development of marginalized communities.

Swati Nair

Associate Editor

Swati is a Master of International Affairs student at UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, specializing in International Economics 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.

Brian Wan

Associate Editor

Brian is a Master of International Affairs student at UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, specializing in International Management and China. He graduated from UCSD with a BA in International Business. Brian’s research interests lie in the Belt and Road Initiative, specifically in its potential effects on business relations in Africa, Japan, and South Korea.

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