Janice Freeman is a senior at the University of Maryland, College Park, seeking a double degree in International Business and Marketing and a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. She is also currently the Policy and Advocacy Intern at Search for Common Ground in Washington, DC, working on peacebuilding topics and both US and UN policy. She is particularly interested in human security, post-conflict transformation, and peacebuilding. Besides writing for the MIDCM blog, she also writes about music for the 9:30 Club/IMP blog, 930club.tumblr.com
James Mott is a senior majoring in Government and Anthropology, with specific interests in development ethics, Effective Altruism, intervention planning and analysis, and public policy.
Je Ru Lee
Je Ru Lee is a senior Psychology major and International Development and Conflict Management minor at the University of Maryland, College Park. Growing up in Taiwan, her experience has contributed greatly to forming her academic passions, which include conflict formation, ethnicity and identity, sovereignty, and group perceptions. After college, she plans to pursue a graduate degree in a related field.
Sade Ayinde is a current Junior studying an IVSP major in Global Economic Development & Policy. Her past experiences includes working as an economic intern on post-2015 development agenda with the U.S. Department of State, conducting field research in Bangalore, India, and conducting microfinance undergraduate research. Her interests lie in international development policy and financing economic development in the Global South. Her future goals include gaining a Master’s in public policy and capacity-building with international organizations to reach their goals.
Daniel Russo is a Senior Government and Politics major from New Jersey, primarily interested in refugee issues and globalization. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the harmonica and going on bike rides.