The Team

NUPR Staff as of June 2014:

President: Emma McGrath Editor-in-Chief: Josh Sternberg
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A lifelong news and political junkie, Emma is a third-year journalism and international affairs student who began writing for NUPR in the fall of 2012. The daughter of a Filipino mother and an American father, she developed an early interest in global affairs that continues to shape her personal and professional aspirations. Emma has worked for NBC News in New York City, and is a staff writer at The Huntington News, where she reports on a myriad of current events in the city of Boston and beyond. In her spare time, she can be found exploring new neighborhoods, reading, and spilling coffee on everything she owns. Emma previously served as NUPR’s Managing Editor and Social Media Manager. Josh Sternberg is pursuing a degree in International Affairs concentrating on Middle East Studies, with minors in Political Science, Arabic, and History. Josh studied Arabic language immersion in Amman, Jordan during Summer 2012, and is studying in Shanghai, China during Spring 2014. Josh has worked at The George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security and is interested broadly in security and public policy issues including, critical infrastructure protection, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, coastal resilience, and drug policy.
Treasurer: Evan Bruning Design and Layout Editor: Megan Walsh
Having wrapped up his Co-Op at the Office of Senator Bernie Sanders in DC, Evan is looking forward to his second-term as Treasurer for the Political Review. Evan is an International Affairs and Economics major with minors in Arabic, Political Science, and History. Having possessed a lifetime interest in politics and a variety of issues, Evan has written about issues ranging from the Electoral College to Gun Violence for the Review. During his free time, Evan enjoys reading, playing and watching basketball, and listening to hip-hop and rap. He is also a noted argyle sweater enthusiast. Megan started designing for publications on campus her freshmen year, after designing her yearbook in high school. A Math-Finance dual major from Connecticut, she enjoys researching and working on designs in her spare time. When not working on the publication or in class, Megan is most likely cooking, binge watching House of Cards or (mostly) on Pinterest.
Vice President of Public Relations: KJ Inoue Managing Editor: Federika Cariati
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KJ is a third-year International Affairs major with a minor in Business Administration. Currently on co-op at Oxfam America, KJ’s passions include social justice, gender equity and poverty alleviation. Her interests in politics and international relations began after being involved with the “Free Iran” Twitter movement by creating proxy servers during the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in 2009. From then on, KJ became heavily absorbed in the Middle East, where she now hopes to work in the future. KJ has always been a fan of technology, obtaining her first computer at five and a year later, taught herself how to code in order to create the best Neopets profile page. She is also proud to be one of the first 300 users of YouTube in 2005 which she very much preferred due to the unique art that users created through every day video blogs–she does appreciate the 1080p videos, however. KJ is fluent in English, Japanese and three dialects of Filipino and hopes to be fluent in Arabic in the near future.
  International Editor: Marie Shulte-Bockum Deputy International Editor: Jaclyn Roache
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 Marie is a third-year student with a Combined Major in Political Science and Economics. She started writing for NUPR in her second semester at Northeastern and was exhilarated to be on the cover of the Fall 2013 issue with her story about the Catalonian Independence movement. Marie is especially drawn to European politics. She likes discussing European trade & economic policy as well as the EU’s relationship with its neighbors such as Russia, Turkey and Northern Africa. Marie is a German American Dual citizen who grew up in cities including Hamburg, Amsterdam, London, Beijing and Taipei. When she is ‘homesick’, Marie watches YouTube highlights of her favorite German soccer team Schalke 04, buys Dutch tulips, listens to English Indie rock bands, or sips a cup of Taiwanese bubble tea from Kung Fu Tea on Huntington Ave. Jaclyn is a second-year student from New Jersey majoring in Political Science and International Affairs and hoping to minor in Arabic. She is particularly interested in human rights and gender equality in the Middle East. She has traveled to Israel on a Dialogue and hopes to visit more countries in the region in the near future. In her free time, she enjoys reading about current events, drinking abnormal amounts of coffee, and defending the honor of the Oxford comma. Jaclyn has previously written for NUPR and is thrilled to be taking on an editorial position this year.
Domestic Editor:  Kaitlin Beegle Deputy Domestic Editor: Wendy Chu
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As domestic section editor, Kaitlin’s favorite things to edit, read, and incessantly talk about are partisan politics, American subculture, and the role of media in the United States.  As a freshman student who wrote several pieces for NUPR her first two semesters on campus, she is very pleased to be joining the editorial board and looks forward to expanding readership, fostering unique ideas, and helping other students better articulate their strongest opinions.  She is a dual-major in international affairs and political science with a minor in Arabic and is also an obsessive organizer; as such, her career interests range from political journalism to education and she’ll really get involved with anything that comes her way. As a New Jersey expatriate who currently lives in Boulder and Fort Collins, Colorado, she loves Boston and looks forward to reading anything sent her way this year. Wendy is a third-year political science and economics major. A New Yorker and city snob, she has a strong interest in policy research, data liberation, and subway maps. She has worked with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and Harvard Business School, and is excited about joining the Review! In her spare time, she enjoys listening to classical music, learning new things, and reading one-star reviews on Amazon.
 Secretary: Neiha Lasharie  Opinion and Reviews Editor: Elise LeCrone
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 Neiha is a second-year dual Political Science & International Affairs major, with a minor in Writing. She joined NUPR as a writer in Fall 2013 and still beams proudly at her article on Janelle Monae that made cover story that semester. An aspiring polyglot, Neiha is fluent in English and Urdu, and can speak Punjabi and French. Born and raised in Pakistan, she is fervently passionate about everything, especially politics, sociology, international relations and fashion, and can wax poetic about semiotics until she’s blue in the face. She spent her teen years in Dubai and acquired a knack for critical thinking – which is directly responsible for her love for writing and blogging. She considers Boston and Lahore home. In her free time, she reads, draws, cooks, debates in the IRC, drinks too much coffee, cries over make up and writes. If she hadn’t gone the political route, she’d be studying fashion illustration.
Deputy Opinion and Reviews Editor: Emilio Cariati

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