GPI Fellows

Who Are We?

Global Policy Institute fellows are undergraduate students at USC who are passionate about international relations and foreign affairs. Our fellows have studied and worked all over the world, including the Arctic Circle, Rwanda, Belgium, China, Spain and Argentina. Each fellow has a wide variety of interests — from environmental studies and immigration to national security and human rights — that they are excited to share with the USC community. 

Our team is divided into two branches: the programming and events branch and the editorial branch. We work within the USC Department of Political Science and International Relations to organize programming and events for all USC students. The fellows also maintain, update and create content for the GPI website.

Student Leadership

Aaron Smith | Director

Aaron Smith is a Graduate Student at the University of Southern California from Nottingham, England. He earned his BSc in Environmental Studies with a minor in International Relations in 2022 from the University of Southern California. He is now completing his Progressive Degree Program to earn a Masters in Environmental Studies. His interest in the field of international relations focuses on climate change and its effects on human security, specifically with reducing environmental inequality and climate-related forced migration. Outside of GPI, Aaron is a camp counselor for Troy Camp and is a member of the Trojan Knights.

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Si Yun Ee | Assistant Director

Bio forthcoming

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Ben Blum | Assistant Director

Bio forthcoming

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Student Fellows

Aaron Smith
Bio and Work
Lan Duong
Bio and Work
Benjamin Blum
Bio and Work
Mané Berikyan
Bio and Work
Si Yun Ee
Bio and Work
Lee Schlosser
Diana Cantini
Sabrina Pierre
Bio and Work
Yasarcan Bozkurt
Mallory Wilson
Kadon Chia
Eva Hartman
Emily Lieberman
Bea Heard
Bio and Work
Ava Motamedi
Mekdi Gebreyes
Lydia Mackey
Ezi Ogbuli
Bio and Work
Emily Morris
Lukas Makikalli
Vincent Hultsch
Bio and Work

Allison Walsh
Social Media Coordinator
Bio and Work
Darcy Bond
Bio and Work
Sangeeta Kishore
Bio and Work
Liam Reinhart
Bio and Work