Editorial Staff

Volume 34 | 2022-2023




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.