• Our Team

    Critical thinkers and passionate leaders. The driving forces of global change.


    Dorothy Settles, Co-Founder & President

    Dorothy is originally from Tempe, Arizona, and graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in International Relations and History in 2020. Her main research interests are human rights, armed conflict, and migration, with a strong focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Outside of the academic world, she loves Leonard Cohen, solo backpacking trips, and making dim sum.

    Lilly Callender, Co-Founder & Vice President

    Lilly is from the small town of Sydenham, Ontario. After high school she went to pursue an education in International Relations with a focus in economics and development. Her main points of interest are international public health, natural resource governance, and sustainability. Lilly is also a strong advocate for social justice, determined to promote diversity and inclusion into all aspects of life.

    Esmé Graziani, Editor-in-Chief

    Esme is from New York and is currently in her final year at the UBC, studying International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies. Her interests include political philosophy and theory, American foreign policy, and the relationship between politics and religion, gender, and other factors of identity. Esme loves to read, write, and make art. Most of all she, loves to spend time with friends and movies and the meaning of human existence.

    Courtney Jacobsen, Writing Director

    Courtney is from the Vancouver area, graduating in 2020 with a B.A. in International Relations from the University of British Columbia. Her interests include human rights, the study of ethics in international relations, and the history and progression of global decolonization. She hopes to use her interests to continue her studies and pursue a Masters of Journalism degree. When not studying or working, she enjoys reading, writing, and hanging out with her cat.

    Arlene Yang, Social Media Coordinator

    Arlene is from Vancouver, Canada, but spent most of her life in Beijing, China. She moved back to Vancouver for university and graduated in 2020 with a Bachelors of Art and major in International Relations. She is interested in environmental disparity, human rights, and sustainability. She is a candidate for a Masters of Management at UBC, and hopes to utilize management skills to contribute to reforestation in North Korea. In her free time, you can find her scouting the best locally-sourced restaurants in Vancouver or planning the next road trip!

    Rob Lowrey, People and Culture Director

    Rob is originally from Calgary, Alberta and now resides outside of Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from Humber College’s Bachelor of Journalism program in 2018 and is currently working towards obtaining his Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation. His areas of interest include human rights and environmental sustainability. Rob is a passionate social justice activist and hopes to use his CHRP designation to promote diversity, inclusivity, and equality in all facets of the workforce.


    Tuti Sundara

    Chase Kelliher

    Kristen Belsher

    Bethlehem Samson

    Pearl Zhou

    Chelsea Bean

    Writing Staff

    Toko Peters

    Mackenzie Gunther

    Rahma Naveed

    Katie Howe

    Maham Kamal Khanum

    Demiran Asim

    Lahari Nanda


    Luiza Teixeira

    Danica Torrens

    Tuvana Sahinturk


    Chelsea Bean

    Elisa Grunwald

    Jack Leevers

    Majeed Malhas