Editorial Staff

Volume 33 | 2021-2022





Lynne Guey

Born and raised in Florida, Lynne graduated with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Florida and has reported for ABC News and Business Insider. Since then, she has worked in marketing and communications roles at organizations including Venture for America, LOOMIA Technologies, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation where she she spearheaded land use approval for its Manhattan real estate portfolio. Lynne was also an early states field organizer on Pete Buttigieg's 2020 Democratic presidential campaign. At Princeton, Lynne's academic interests include global governance, national security, and emerging technology. 



Francis 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. 




Lea 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.




Allison Blauvelt

Raised in Connecticut, Allison moved to Washington D.C. to study international relations at American University. After graduation she joined Deloitte, where she provided intelligence analysis in support of Federal clients in their counter-proliferation, sanctions, and other national security efforts. In 2016, she lived in Germany for a year as part of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals before returning to Deloitte. At Princeton, her academic interests include threat finance and transatlantic security cooperation. 


Ellen Swicord

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Ellen attended the University of Chicago and graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in political science and East Asian languages and civilizations. She comes to Princeton from Washington, D.C., where she worked as Research Associate for Korea Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Ellen first became interested in the Korean Peninsula in 2009, when she traveled to South Korea to participate in the inaugural Camp Fulbright Junior Internship Program. She lived in South Korea for two years, studying Korean intensively as a recipient of the Boren Scholarship and participant in the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program. Ellen has served as an intern at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Korean Affairs and as a Young Fellow at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s Nuclear Nonproliferation Education and Research Center. After graduation, Ellen hopes to work on issues of U.S.-South Korea alliance management and North Korean nuclear nonproliferation.




Auri Minaya

Auri was raised in the Dominican Republic, where she majored in economics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra. After three years of work in the private sector, she joined the consulting team of the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development, where she worked on the design of sectorial studies for educational reform, as well as social and economic policies related to the COVID-19 crisis and post-lockdown economic recovery. Most recently, she joined the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and SMEs, where she designed and developed the first visual database of the manufacturing sector of the Dominican Republic and participated in the design of Dominican Republic’s 2021-2024 National Industrialization Plan. At Princeton, Auri is interested in exploring industrial policy and labor markets.



Michelle Zhang

Michelle is a PhD student in Security Studies at Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs. Her research interests focus primarily on the issues of limited resources and competition in the space sector and how those aspects affect the policies driving the operationalization and commercialization of space technologies. She is also interested in the intersections between space and cybersecurity. Prior to Princeton, she worked for the FBI in the New York Field Office after interning in the Cincinnati Field Office. Michelle holds a dual B.A. in English and Security & Intelligence with a minor in Japanese from The Ohio State University.