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Matthew Carroll
Adviser

Matthew Carroll

Matt Carroll is a journalism professor of the practice at Northeastern University. Previously he ran the Knight Foundation-funded Future of News initiative at the MIT Media Lab, where he ran conferences on thorny issues confronting...

Sebastian Grace
Editor

Sebastian Grace

Sebastian Grace is a Boston-based fourth year political science and journalism major at Northeastern University, originally from the UK. In addition to being Editor of the Global Observer, Sebastian's work has appeared in the...

Xinyun Wang
Associate Editor

Xinyun Wang

Xinyun (Jessie) Wang was born and raised in Beijing, a film and food critic and a crazy sports fan. She was a writer for Pepperdine Graphic Media (PGM) while she was at “Zoom University.” She is a linguist and right now she find...

Yingyi Chen
Co-Op

Yingyi Chen

Yingyi Chen is a second-year graduate student from the Media Innovation and Data Communication program at Northeastern University. Born and raised in China, she has traveled extensively and attended Taiwan ShihHsin University a...

Ruhan Ye
Co-Op

Ruhan Ye

Ruhan Ye is a second-year graduate journalism student who has previously covered campus stories for the Rider University newsroom. She is passionate about covering social issues and fashion events. In her spare time, Ruhan enj...

Lausky Liu
Contributor

Lausky Liu

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

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Contributor

Desirée Vignola

Desirée Vignola-Hung is a second-year journalism graduate student at Northeastern University focusing on media innovation and interactive storytelling. She can be reached at [email protected] or @DesireeVignola on Twitter. ...

Kate Armanini
Contributor

Kate Armanini

Kate Armanini is a second-year journalism and political science major with minor in Spanish, originally from San Francisco. She’s currently the city editor for The Huntington News. Kate can be reached at [email protected], or follow her o...

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Elisabeth Hadjis

Elisabeth Hadjis is a first-year graduate student from Ottawa, Canada, pursuing a degree in Journalism. She can be reached at [email protected] and at @elisabethhadjis on Twitter....

Yushu Tian
Contributor

Yushu Tian

Yushu Tian (she/her/hers) graduated from Northeastern University and Media Advocacy program in 2021, with a strong interest in diverse cultures and has a passion for emerging social media. Yushu supports the development of Global...

Oishika Hota
Contributor

Oishika Hota

Oishika Hota is a first-year MA Media Innovation student at Northeastern University. She was born in Goa, India, and was raised across the country on account of being a military child. With a deep passion for writing, she starte...

Gya Gupta
Contributor

Gya Gupta

Gya Gupta is a second-year journalism and media screen studies major at Northeastern University. In addition to her contributions to the Global Observer, she is a columnist for the Northeastern University Political Review and...

Maya Maroni
Contributor

Maya Maroni

Maya Maroni is a third-year Ecology and Evolutionary Biology student at Northeastern University who spent their childhood moving around internationally. Drawing on her personal experience, she is passionate about ecological, so...

Emily Niedermeyer
Contributor

Emily Niedermeyer

Emily Niedermeyer is a second-year journalism major with minors in political science and media production at Northeastern University. Her work has appeared in The Scope, WOOF Magazine and Her Campus. Emily can be reached at ni...

ZhaoZhou Dai
Contributor

ZhaoZhou Dai

ZhaoZhou (Jovi) Dai is a graduate journalism student with a focus on data analysis, data visualization and interactive storytelling.

Morgan Gelfand
Contributor

Morgan Gelfand

Morgan (Mo for short) is a designer living in Portland, Maine with her partner William and two cats. She graduated with a BS in Graphic Design from Drexel University in 2016, and will be completing her MS in Information Design...

Manyun Zou
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Manyun Zou

Manyun Zou is a graduate student at majoring in applied quantitative analysis and social science at Northeastern University. She was previously a data reporter in China, covering topics like business, gender, and government policies...

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Jiawen Xu

Jiawen Xu (she/her/hers) is a second year graduate student at Northeastern University pursuing a Master’s degree in Media Advocacy. She was born in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China. She used to major in linguistics at...