Current Members

Our journal analyzes issues and prescribes solutions to problems around the world in a thought provoking manner. Visually-arresting art pieces convey a multitude of perspectives by representing themes that make policies memorable. Travelogues and photo essays allow first-hand exposure to locales that may seem distant, but have a lasting influence on domestic policies. By working with organizations such as The Institute for International, Comparative, and Area Studies (IICAS), UC San Diego’s International Center and Programs Abroad Office, and coordinating with programs such as the Helen Edison Lecture Series or the Center for Global Justice, we have been able to interview scholars who offer insight and context for international issues.

This is our team. Follow our stories by viewing our journal, adding your comments, and contacting us to add your narrative to our work.


Mekalyn Rose, Editor in Chief
Mekalyn is a fourth year ERC student majoring in International Studies: Literature. She joined PROSPECT with the intention of further developing her love of storytelling and lending a voice to issues and regions less understood through creative interpretation of in depth research to invoke new global perspectives. Besides writing poetry, studying languages and traveling, Mekalyn’s passions revolve around the pursuit of knowledge, always striving to develop a better understanding of the world’s underlying cultural, economic, political and artistic currents that shape our environments and human geography.



Veronika Michels, Managing Editor
Veronika is a fourth year ERC student from Germany who is majoring in Physiology & Neuroscience. She has been part of PROSPECT for a year and aims to incorporate relatable topics in her articles, such as art, consumption habits, and how personal choices affect larger scale global issues. Furthermore, Veronika is minoring in Environmental Systems and hopes to raise discussion of and action against global warming through her writing.



Tenzin Chomphel, Head of Marketing
Tenzin is a third year student in Eleanor Roosevelt College. He is majoring in International Studies-Political Science, with a minor in Economics. Tenzin is passionate about human rights policy and multicultural dialogue, and has recently traveled with the UCSD Global Seminar program across India, where he studied development theory and environmental justice. Tenzin cites his Tibetan heritage as a source for his multicultural values, as well his motivation for deeper global understanding.



Zaid Mansuri, Finance Chair
Zaid is a third year Mathematics-Economics major with a Philosophy Minor. Interested in a range of topics from demographics, international trade, to human development, Zaid joined PROSPECT Journal in 2016 with a passion for journalism and international affairs. Zaid wishes to learn more about making positive and effective change worldwide through a strong global perspective and international understanding.


Abigail Staggemeier, Director of Operations
Abigail is a fourth year Warren student majoring in International Studies – Political Science. Though presently writing her senior thesis on human trafficking in occupied Ukrainian territories, she plans on pursuing a graduate degree in biosciences, and is particularly interested in the present-day ramifications of bioterrorism. In her spare time, Abigail enjoys traveling, sailing, camping, and obsessing over any and every new language she encounters.



Senior Editors
Bailey Marsheck
Alexandra Escobar

Ethan Azad
Rebeca Camacho
Hector Guzman
Cristina Hernandez
Pankhuri Prasad
Kahlil Ram

Riley Hao

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