The Monitor: Journal of International Studies
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Monitor Staff

The Executive Board


Mitchell Croom, Editor in Chief, Mitchell is a graduate student in the Public Policy Program at William & Mary, studying defense and security policy. He enjoys pursuing the fields of strategic studies, international security, and state development. Mitchell has previously worked for the Monitor as Managing Editor and as an Associate Editor. He hopes to one day attend a doctoral program in international relations and work in the defense community.






Bryan Burgess, Managing Editor, is a junior at the College of William & Mary majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Outside of the Monitor, Bryan is a columnist at the Tribe Attache and a research assistant at AidData, a lab that works with donors, governments and civil society organizations around the world to improve international development. In his free time, he enjoys riding his bike through the Virginia countryside and making cider.





powers_aAndie Powers, Production Editor, is a junior Government major at the College, though she is spending the fall of 2016 at the Washington DC office working at the State Bureau of Diplomatic Security. While Andie is new to the Monitor, she has extensive editing and technical work through her administrative positions with the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations (ITPIR) and the Project on International Peace and Security (PIPS). Andie participates in multiple on-campus research projects, from tracking non-DAC funding to tracing pre-colonial African ports. In her free time, Andie is an active member of the International Relations Club and their Model United Nations team, participating in multiple conferences, both domestic and abroad.  



deroster_cCarolyn De Roster, Senior Copy Editor, is a senior at William & Mary double-majoring in International Relations and Economics. She has been a part of The Monitor since her sophomore year, serving as an associate editor and junior copy editor prior to assuming a full copy editing role. On campus she is also in the International Relations Club, Delta Delta Delta, and she loves playing tennis and weightlifting. 





gupta_sShivani Gupta, Senior Copy Editor, is currently a Sophomore at the college. She is undecided major-wise but leaning towards Business or Government. Last year, she served as both a reviewer and Secretary; this year, she is so excited to be working with Carolyn as one of the Copy Editors. Besides the Monitor, she love to sing and is part of Women's Choir. She is also involved with South Asian organizations--like SASA and HSJA-- as well as Smart Women's Securities.  





gunderman_cChris Gunderman, Director of Operations, is a sophomore at the college, double majoring in government and economics. He joined the Monitor as an editor his freshmen year, becoming chief of operations his sophomore year. He grew up in Hanover New Hampshire. 






Katta_VVenu Katta, Director of Public Relations, is a 2nd year MPP Student at the College of William & Mary. Outside of The Monitor, he is the Student Editor of the William & Mary Policy Review. 







Kier_GGrace Kier, Secretary, Grace Kier is a freshman at the College, originally from West Chester, Pennsylvania. She is undeclared, but is interested in Russian, Government, and Math. Outside of the Monitor, she is a member of Alpha Phi Omega. 






Associate Editors

Alex Cole

Graeme Cranston Cuebas

Marc Dion 

Brittany Parowski

Henry Crossman

 Matt Ribar 

Courtney Blackington

Jack Shangraw 

Megan Pierce 

Elizabeth Sutterlin

Jessica Joyce

Rowan Anderson 

Ellie Dassler

Kamran Rahman

Thor Vutcharangkul

Emily Jackson 

Kara Newman

Wesley Garner 

Grace Hofbauer

Kellie Strand 

Zarine Kharazian