Editorial Staff

Volume 32 | 2020-2021



CaraRocio Cara Labrador 

Cara was raised across the United States, Spain and France before attending Dartmouth College, where she majored in government and classical studies. After completing speechwriting internships with the United Nations and the European Union at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis, Cara spent a year in Colombia, where she taught English to university students and interviewed former FARC members on a Fulbright grant. Invigorated by what she’d witnessed of the Colombian peace process, she joined the Council on Foreign Relations as a writer on Latin American security and politics, and hopes to delve further into security studies, conflict mitigation, non-state violence, and migration issues while at SPIA. Last summer, she worked on economic policy as a Rosenthal Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.  

sofia thumbnailSofia Alessandra Ramirez

Sofia had a multicultural upbringing in the San Diego/Tijuana border region. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of San Diego, with a B.A. in international relations and Asian studies. Throughout undergrad, Sofia studied abroad in Beijing and Qingdao, China, and participated in the Critical Language Scholarship program in Tainan, Taiwan. After earning her degree, she moved to New York City where she worked as a Latin America research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and as an analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit. Sofia speaks Spanish and Chinese, and has an elementary command of Portuguese. Last summer, she worked at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation analyzing the financial viability and developmental impacts of potential deals in Latin America. As a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs fellow, Sofia looks forward to a career as a Foreign Service Officer after graduation. 


GorinRebecca Gorin

Rebecca Gorin is from New York and attended Kenyon College in Ohio for undergrad where she was an international studies and Spanish major. Prior to starting at Princeton, Rebecca lived in Washington, D.C., for five years - for the past two, she was working at the State Department doing analytics and audience research for public diplomacy programs and using open source technology to infuse policy and communications with data. Before State, she worked in federal consulting for three years, focusing on domestic projects related to economic security and poverty alleviation. Rebecca is passionate about using data to inform more effective and responsive policymaking. Last summer, she worked at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.


SherrodSherrod Smith

Sherrod was raised in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Boston University, with a B.A. in economics. After earning his undergraduate degree, Sherrod served in the Obama administration for over five years, where he focused on policies and initiatives relating to immigration and human anti-trafficking efforts. He then joined the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, where he helped launch the Stop Hate Project and worked with community leaders, federal, state and local government officials, and civil rights leaders to create an action agenda for communities and law enforcement agencies to enhance their hate crime response practices and to build avenues of trust between and law enforcement and the communities they serve. Last summer, Sherrod was a Public Service Fellow in the Civil Rights Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's Office.


LynneLynne Guey

Lynne Guey is a 2nd generation Taiwanese American, interested in the intersection of global governance, media, and technology. Born and raised in Florida, Lynne graduate with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida and briefly reported for local news in Florida at an ABC News syndicate. Since then, she has worked in marketing and communications roles at organizations including Venture for America, Business Insider, and LOOMIA Technologies. Her primary role was at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where she spearheaded engagement for Manhattan development projects as Manhattan Borough Director.

In her spare time, Lynne enjoys reading, running, teaching yoga, traveling, and building community. She co-founded Rock the Boat, a community-driven podcast about Asian Americans challenging the status quo. Most recently, Lynne was an early states field organizer on Pete Buttigieg's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign and continues to advocate for AAPI issues in the progressive electoral space as a founding member of We Are AAPI.

FrancisFrancis Torres

Francis was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He attended Brown University, where he majored in International Relations. After graduating, he moved to Washington, D.C. to work as an Atlantic Media Fellow at National Journal, where he covered trade and economic policy. Since then, Francis has worked as a communications specialist and content writer for DC-based think tanks: first at the Washington Office on Latin America and later at the Center for a New Economy. In these roles, he focused on implementing communications and advocacy campaigns to advance federal policies on a range of issues—including immigration, drug policy, and more recently, disaster recovery and economic development in his native Puerto Rico. While at Princeton, Francis is interested in studying economic inequality and anti-poverty policies. 


LeaLea Hunter

Lea Hunter comes to Princeton from Washington, D.C., where she researched criminal justice reform policy at the Center for American Progress (CAP). She proudly served as President of the CAP Employees Union and worked to raise wages and improve working conditions for nonprofit workers. At CAP, her research focused on progressive policy solutions to shrink the footprint of the criminal justice system. She served as managing editor for a collection of policy essays written by currently and formerly incarcerated people titled What We Know: Solutions from our Experiences in the Justice System. Prior to that, she worked in former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) office and interned for the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee. Lea was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Utah, where she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology.