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.


Ekam Gondara, Editor in Chief

Ekam is a senior at Marshall College, double majoring in International Business and International Relations. He studied abroad in Europe last year and has held numerous positions on campus. He joined PROSPECT his very first year and was fascinated with the whole concept of the organization. He is very interested in American foreign policy and loves to write on national security affairs. Ekam’s future plans include pursuing a career in international affairs.

Pankhuri Prasad, Managing Editor

Pankhuri is a senior pursuing a double major in Economics and International Studies – Political Science. She has a strong interest in economic development, public interest technology, and South Asian affairs. Pankhuri is fluent in French and Hindi. Outside of Prospect, she spent two years advocating in student government and working in public relations on campus. 

Tanvi Bajaj, Finance Chair

Tanvi Bajaj is a second year ERC undergraduate student at UCSD, majoring in international business. Along with writing for Prospect, she loves to dance and ride her bike. Her favorite international topics to write about are those that combine social justice with emerging technology. She’s really excited to be the Finance Chair for Prospect for the 2020-2021 year.

Raafiya Ali Khan, Director of Operations

Raafiya is a third year ERC student majoring in Composite Literature. She was introduced to Prospect in her second year and has relished the opportunity to write about international affairs, especially those concerning refugee policy. Raafiya enjoys watching international films and is a proud proponent of subtitles (they really should be everywhere).

Andrea Velazquez, Marketing Director

Andrea is a third year at Eleanor Roosevelt College majoring in political science with a concentration in international relations and minoring in Latin American studies. Apart from her involvement with PROSPECT, Andrea is also a research assistant at the US Immigration Policy Center at UCSD and a sales associate at the student-run and student-designed apparel store on campus Triton Outfitters. She is particularly interested in the issues that surround the Latin American community inside and outside of the United States. Andrea’s future plans include pursuing a career in international affairs.


Tenzin Chomphel, Graduate Fellow Editor

Tenzin is a 2nd year BA/MIA student at the School of Global Policy & Strategy, with a career track in International Economics and a regional focus on China-Pacific. He is always excited to read the variety of unique articles Prospect writers will create.


Raafiya Ali Khan
Lilly Dunn
Ekam Gondara
Jasmine Moheb
Pankhuri Prasad


Shirin Asgari
Gabriella Clinton
Sora Heo
Cade Keating-Hudson
Jasmine Moheb
Isana Raja
Shawn Rostker


Andrea Velázquez

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