Executive Board

  Editor-in-Chief Eric Xu   Eric is a third-year studying in the Honors Politics program. His interests include U.S.-China relations, the Supreme Court, and communitarian political philosophy. Outside of the Review, Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wilson Journal of International Affairs and captain of the UVa Quizbowl team. Eric sleeps notoriously early for a college student. He may be reached at exx8f@virginia.edu.

Editor-in-Chief
Eric Xu

Eric is a third-year studying in the Honors Politics program. His interests include U.S.-China relations, the Supreme Court, and communitarian political philosophy. Outside of the Review, Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of the Wilson Journal of International Affairs and captain of the UVa Quizbowl team. Eric sleeps notoriously early for a college student. He may be reached at exx8f@virginia.edu.

  Managing Editor Eileen Ying   Eileen is a second-year hoping to study Politics and Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS). Her academic interests include postcolonial theory, civic infrastructure, and political transformation. Eileen directs an education dialogue series with the local non-profit ReinventED and serves on the Minority Rights Coalition's advocacy committee. She loves cats and books more than anything else in the world, but VRoP is a close third. She may be reached at ey2eb@virginia.edu.

Managing Editor
Eileen Ying

Eileen is a second-year hoping to study Politics and Women, Gender and Sexuality (WGS). Her academic interests include postcolonial theory, civic infrastructure, and political transformation. Eileen directs an education dialogue series with the local non-profit ReinventED and serves on the Minority Rights Coalition's advocacy committee. She loves cats and books more than anything else in the world, but VRoP is a close third. She may be reached at ey2eb@virginia.edu.

  Production Manager   Irena Huang   Irena is a third-year studying political philosophy, policy, and law (PPL) and commerce. Her academic interests include e-commerce and information technology law. Outside of the Review, she is president of the Virginia Consulting Group, helps plan HackCville's Launch, and is a RA. She also spends a significant amount of time cuddling dogs. She may be reached at inh4hd@virginia.edu.

Production Manager
Irena Huang

Irena is a third-year studying political philosophy, policy, and law (PPL) and commerce. Her academic interests include e-commerce and information technology law. Outside of the Review, she is president of the Virginia Consulting Group, helps plan HackCville's Launch, and is a RA. She also spends a significant amount of time cuddling dogs. She may be reached at inh4hd@virginia.edu.

  Operations Manager Jackson Samples   Jackson is a second-year hoping to study Politics and Economics. His academic interests include electoral politics, ethics within international affairs, and the sociology and economics of immigration. Outside of class, Jackson is the Campaign Chair for the University Democrats at UVA. He is still upset, in fact, that  To Pimp a Butterfly  did not win Album of the Year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. He may be reached at jds2wd@virginia.edu.

Operations Manager
Jackson Samples

Jackson is a second-year hoping to study Politics and Economics. His academic interests include electoral politics, ethics within international affairs, and the sociology and economics of immigration. Outside of class, Jackson is the Campaign Chair for the University Democrats at UVA. He is still upset, in fact, that To Pimp a Butterfly did not win Album of the Year at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. He may be reached at jds2wd@virginia.edu.

Managing board

  Interviews Editor Alex Hendel   Alex is a second year, majoring in Economics. He is interested in the intersection of race, class, and geography, as well as how technology and data can help improve policy decisions. Away from the Review, he can be found doing research, working with Legislative Affairs, and scheduling Flash Seminars. While he claims his favorite movie is American Beauty, it's probably the Muppet Movie. He can be reached at ah2fq@virginia.edu.

Interviews Editor
Alex Hendel

Alex is a second year, majoring in Economics. He is interested in the intersection of race, class, and geography, as well as how technology and data can help improve policy decisions. Away from the Review, he can be found doing research, working with Legislative Affairs, and scheduling Flash Seminars. While he claims his favorite movie is American Beauty, it's probably the Muppet Movie. He can be reached at ah2fq@virginia.edu.

  Senior Editor Arijeet Sensharma   Arijeet Sensharma is a third-year majoring in Public Policy & Leadership in the Batten School as well as music. He hopes to work in civil rights law and is particularly interested in health policy/equity issues. He sings with the University Singers and Chamber Singers, and is part of First Year Players, the Accessible Theatre Project, and PSP. He may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with Taco Bell. He may be reached at as8dc@virginia.edu.

Senior Editor
Arijeet Sensharma

Arijeet Sensharma is a third-year majoring in Public Policy & Leadership in the Batten School as well as music. He hopes to work in civil rights law and is particularly interested in health policy/equity issues. He sings with the University Singers and Chamber Singers, and is part of First Year Players, the Accessible Theatre Project, and PSP. He may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with Taco Bell. He may be reached at as8dc@virginia.edu.

  Senior Editor Elizabeth Kruse   Elizabeth Kruse is a third year double majoring in Economics and History with a minor in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. Her academic interests include recent foreign affairs history, Middle Eastern politics, and international economic development. Outside of the Review, Elizabeth is a member of One Less and the Virginia Riding Team, and works for the UVA Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Conflict. Elizabeth is a big fan of UVA Basketball and can be heard loudly commenting on every game from the student section. She may be reached at mek3wb@virginia.edu.

Senior Editor
Elizabeth Kruse

Elizabeth Kruse is a third year double majoring in Economics and History with a minor in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures. Her academic interests include recent foreign affairs history, Middle Eastern politics, and international economic development. Outside of the Review, Elizabeth is a member of One Less and the Virginia Riding Team, and works for the UVA Initiative on Religion, Politics, and Conflict. Elizabeth is a big fan of UVA Basketball and can be heard loudly commenting on every game from the student section. She may be reached at mek3wb@virginia.edu.

 
  Senior Editor Luke Nicholson   Luke is a fourth-year studying Public Policy and Economics. He is interested in economic and environmental policy, as well as procedural justice. Luke picks up trash with Hoos Cleaning Up, manages the Animals & Environment section of Madison House, and grows avocados back home in San Diego.

Senior Editor
Luke Nicholson

Luke is a fourth-year studying Public Policy and Economics. He is interested in economic and environmental policy, as well as procedural justice. Luke picks up trash with Hoos Cleaning Up, manages the Animals & Environment section of Madison House, and grows avocados back home in San Diego.

  Senior Editor   Jonathan Haynes   Jonathan is a third-year studying government. His interests include drug policy, antipoverty programs, and film analysis. Outside VRoP, he runs his own website, The New Contrarian, and is active in the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He is a fan of the Oxford Comma and all things Donald Glover. He may be reached at jh2re@virginia.edu.

Senior Editor
Jonathan Haynes

Jonathan is a third-year studying government. His interests include drug policy, antipoverty programs, and film analysis. Outside VRoP, he runs his own website, The New Contrarian, and is active in the Jefferson Literary and Debating Society. He is a fan of the Oxford Comma and all things Donald Glover. He may be reached at jh2re@virginia.edu.

 

production board

  Creative Director Aly Lee   Aly is a second year hoping to create her own major melding Biology, Economics, and English. Her interests include global health and its relation to economic/political infrastructure and the narratives that influence views towards medicine. Outside of class, Aly writes columns for the Cavalier Daily and serves as a leader in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. She loves to cook, sing loudly, and doodle cute pictures. She may be reached at acl8ba@virginia.edu.

Creative Director
Aly Lee

Aly is a second year hoping to create her own major melding Biology, Economics, and English. Her interests include global health and its relation to economic/political infrastructure and the narratives that influence views towards medicine. Outside of class, Aly writes columns for the Cavalier Daily and serves as a leader in Intervarsity Christian Fellowship. She loves to cook, sing loudly, and doodle cute pictures. She may be reached at acl8ba@virginia.edu.

  Print Director   Ethan Sullivan   Ethan is a first-year intending to study History and Economics. His research interests include U.S.-Russia relations and the state of American civil liberties. Elsewhere around Grounds, Ethan sits cases as a judge for the First-Year Judicial Committee, while also debating contemporary issues as a member of the Burke Society. Ethan’s claim to fame is that he once came eye-to-eye with an 1,800 lb. buffalo. He can be reached at ems2xe@virginia.edu.

Print Director
Ethan Sullivan

Ethan is a first-year intending to study History and Economics. His research interests include U.S.-Russia relations and the state of American civil liberties. Elsewhere around Grounds, Ethan sits cases as a judge for the First-Year Judicial Committee, while also debating contemporary issues as a member of the
Burke Society. Ethan’s claim to fame is that he once came eye-to-eye with an 1,800 lb. buffalo. He can be reached at ems2xe@virginia.edu.

  Publisher Vasa Clarke   Vasa is a fourth-year majoring in History and Foreign Affairs. His interests include Iranian history and politics, recent American history, and Late Imperial China. Outside of the Review, Vasa is active on the UVa Quizbowl team and is known to crochet socially. If you ask, he'll tell you all about how the Jiajing Emperor unjustly executed one of his direct ancestors. He may be reached at vc2rq@virginia.edu.

Publisher
Vasa Clarke

Vasa is a fourth-year majoring in History and Foreign Affairs. His interests include Iranian history and politics, recent American history, and Late Imperial China. Outside of the Review, Vasa is active on the UVa Quizbowl team and is known to crochet socially. If you ask, he'll tell you all about how the Jiajing Emperor unjustly executed one of his direct ancestors. He may be reached at vc2rq@virginia.edu.

operations board

  Social Media Director Chris Hopkins   Chris Hopkins is a 1st year government major from Fairfax, Virginia, and serves as the Social Media Manager for the Virginia Review of Politics. He is active in Democratic Party politics across the Commonwealth of Virginia, from serving on the boards of the Virginia Young Democrats and the University Democrats at UVA to working on campaigns from the local to the presidential level. When he isn't working campaigns or doing other political things, he's usually going to raves or making themed Spotify playlists. You can reach him at cgh9a@virginia.edu or at @ChrisHopkins217 on Twitter/Instagram if you want to discuss VROP, politics, music, or anything else on your mind.

Social Media Director
Chris Hopkins

Chris Hopkins is a 1st year government major from Fairfax, Virginia, and serves as the Social Media Manager for the Virginia Review of Politics. He is active in Democratic Party politics across the Commonwealth of Virginia, from serving on the boards of the Virginia Young Democrats and the University Democrats at UVA to working on campaigns from the local to the presidential level. When he isn't working campaigns or doing other political things, he's usually going to raves or making themed Spotify playlists. You can reach him at cgh9a@virginia.edu or at @ChrisHopkins217 on Twitter/Instagram if you want to discuss VROP, politics, music, or anything else on your mind.

  Treasurer Emily Zhou   Emily is a fourth-year studying Computer Science. Her academic interests include the changing role of technology in international relations and the future of cyberspace as a common good. Outside of class, she is a head teaching assistant for introductory computer science and throws pottery. She has a strong theoretical knowledge of cooking via YouTube but is working on the practical side – her favorite dish to make is crème brûlée. She can be reached at ez4cc@virginia.edu.

Treasurer
Emily Zhou

Emily is a fourth-year studying Computer Science. Her academic interests include the changing role of technology in international relations and the future of cyberspace as a common good. Outside of class, she is a head teaching assistant for introductory computer science and throws pottery. She has a strong theoretical knowledge of cooking via YouTube but is working on the practical side – her favorite dish to make is crème brûlée. She can be reached at ez4cc@virginia.edu.

  Partnerships Manager Morgan Lewis   Morgan is a first year hoping to study Politics and Economics. Her academic interests include education policy, American feminism, and the preservation of democracy. Morgan conducts interviews on a wide range of topics for the Review. Outside the Review,  she plans and hosts events on the American Enterprise Institute’s Student Council and actively participates in Reformed University Fellowship at UVA. Morgan loves literature, whether it be Charlotte Bronte, John Steinbeck, C.S. Lewis, or Dr. Seuss, and finds special joy in curling up with a good book during a thunderstorm. She may be reached at mel3ud@virginia.edu.

Partnerships Manager
Morgan Lewis

Morgan is a first year hoping to study Politics and Economics. Her academic interests include education policy, American feminism, and the preservation of democracy. Morgan conducts interviews on a wide range of topics for the Review. Outside the Review,  she plans and hosts events on the American Enterprise Institute’s Student Council and actively participates in Reformed University Fellowship at UVA. Morgan loves literature, whether it be Charlotte Bronte, John Steinbeck, C.S. Lewis, or Dr. Seuss, and finds special joy in curling up with a good book during a thunderstorm. She may be reached at mel3ud@virginia.edu.