Contributors: Spring 2023
Chris Huntsman grew up on a farm in central Utah and is now a student in the Masters of International Studies program at USF. Her research examines non-Western philosophy and decolonial theory.
Rachel Knowles is a human rights activist and secondary educator whose research explores nonviolent alternatives in Afghanistan. Her writing and classroom practices honor critical open dialogue for advancing policies and human rights with an end goal of toleration, recognition of differences, and civic equality.
Hannah Lahey is in her final semester of her MA in International Studies, where her research focuses on culture building and national identity formation. She was born and raised in the Bay Area, and attended the University of California, Santa Barbara for her undergraduate studies where she received a BA in English, French, and Global Studies. When not at school she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies with her friends, and going to the beach as often as possible. After graduation, she hopes to apply her research interests to the field of human rights advocacy with a specific focus on women’s rights. This semester she was the student editor for the Spring 2023 issue of Globus.
Adrian Laudani As a first generation American born and raised in New York, Adrian has always been passionate about immigration. In her career thus far, Adrian has worked in refugee resettlement, study abroad and immersion programming in Italy, and nonprofit work at the U.S./Mexico border. Through her research, Adrian focuses on how the quality of reception services can be improved to better assist newly arrived refugees in the United States. She is a former member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA programs.
Jacob Liechty Jacob is an artist, technologist, and community servant. His work explores hopeful interpretations of material life, subsistence, and renewal. A student of International Studies, he may often be found in Cambodia, farming squash and learning Khmer.
Yvette Ramirez Yvette is a Bay Area native who is a first generation American born to parents who came from South America in search of a better life and her family started a church. Aside from being involved with her church, she’s currently a graduate student in the Master of Arts in International Studies program at the University of San Francisco with her concentration being Governance and Global Justice.
Mary Kate Tankard, originally from Texas, is in her last semester of her MA in International Studies. She has loved learning from the stories of radical feminist and liberation thinkers. She is interested in alternative histories and economic models, as well as communitarian ethics. In her free time she loves cooking with her roommates, all 12 of them, wandering aimlessly in parks, being over-caffeinated, and talking to strangers. She is from an Irish Catholic family, and her great uncles, who were Jesuit Priests, inspired her to obtain her postgraduate degree at USF. Sometimes she strums instruments and sings out of tune. She is often moved by laughter and literature.
Paul Wilhite Born in France and raised in Norway, Paul’s research examines food sustainability in Norway and the impact of sociocultural norms on meat consumption.
Ben Duran is a first-year student at San Jose State University majoring in Graphic Design. When he is not busy, Ben loves to play his classical guitar, read books, draw/paint, play with Adobe applications, and train for track and field events; Long and Triple jump. The easiest way to contact him is through his Instagram or LinkedIn!
Madison Woo is a first year student at San Jose State University majoring in packaging. She enjoys reading, playing tennis, and crocheting in her free time, and she occasionally dabbles in the graphic arts. Feel free to connect with her on LinkedIn! www.linkedin.com/in/mad