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Meet The Team

We are a passionate group of individuals who come from every corner of the globe, each delivering a unique skill set.

Beatrice Motamedi

Beatrice Motamedi

founder/executive director
beatrice@globalstudentsquare.org


An award-winning journalist and youth media advocate, Beatrice was a 2014-15 Knight Fellow in journalism at Stanford University, where she developed and launched GSS in an effort to bring more youth voice into the news ecosystem.

Bethany Ao

Bethany Ao

senior editor
bethanyao2017@u.northwestern.edu


A senior at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, Bethany served as news editor for Europe and Africa. She loves food, her pug Sammie and lots of sleep.

Simon Greenhill

Simon Greenhill

senior editor
simon@globalstudentsquare.org


Simon Greenhill is a founding editor of GSS and served as news editor for the Middle East and Asia. A junior at the University of California, Berkeley, Simon is currently studying abroad in Jordan.

Kellen Browning

Kellen Browning

US editor
kellenbrowning@yahoo.com


Kellen Browning is a freshman at Pomona College. He was the JEA’s 2016 Journalist of the Year and editor-in-chief of his high school publication. Kellen competes on cross-country and track teams for the Pomona Sagehens.

Casey Miller

Casey Miller

connections editor
caseymiller131@gmail.com


Casey Miller is a sophomore majoring in journalism at the University of Oregon. A founding co-editor-in-chief of GSS, she is a reporter for the Daily Emerald at U of O. In her free time, she enjoys traveling as much as possible.

Jonah Zigman

Jonah Zigman

connections editor
jezigman2000@gmail.com


Jonah Zigman is a junior at Wilson High School in Portland, Oregon. During a semester at the American School of Paris, he covered the Paris terror attacks for GSS. In his free time, Jonah enjoys ice hockey, hiking and snowboarding.

Meghan Bobrowsky

Meghan Bobrowsky

video editor
meghanbobrowsky@gmail.com


Meghan Bobrowsky is a senior at Davis Senior High School. Editor-in-chief of the Blue Devil Hub, she produced the #MyGlobalStory and “45for45” video series for GSS. Meghan loves poke bowls and running cross-country for the Blue Devils.

Mara Pleasure

Mara Pleasure

graphics editor
24mara.p@gmail.com


Mara Pleasure is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, majoring in media arts. She was the editor-in-chief of design and layout for the Urban Legend, her high school publication. Mara created the GSS logo.

Xavi Boluna

Xavi Boluna

web developer
xboluna@gmail.com


Xavier Boluna is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California. He is editor-in-chief of the Raven Report. His interests include business management and computer science.

JJ Hennessy

JJ Hennessy

web developer
jjhennessy1234@gmail.com


J.J. Hennessy is a freshman at York Community High School in Elmhurst, Illinois. His projects include teaching code to teens in underserved areas. JJ loves exploring tech trends and is moderately obsessed with “Westworld.”

Animesh Agrawal

Animesh Agrawal

web developer
animesh.a.777@gmail.com


Animesh Agrawal is a senior at the American School of Paris. He is the webmaster for the school journal, lead programmer for robotics club, lead saxophonist in jazz band, and is interested in Algorithms and Sciences.

Hannah Shraim

Hannah Shraim

Libre Talks columnist
hannah@ngenterprise.com


Hannah Shraim covers Muslim teen issues for GSS. A driving force behind the GSS #IStandWithMuslims campaign, Hannah attends Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland. Her videos appear on GSS and on YouTube at Libre Looks.

Alexandra Hennessy

Alexandra Hennessy

social media editor
alexandrahenn@gmail.com


A freshman at Stanford University, Alex Hennessy was co-editor of the GSS #IStandWithMuslims campaign. She is currently double majoring in environmental science and economics.

Veronica Vargo

Veronica Vargo

social media editor
veromvargo@gmail.com


Veronica Vargo served on the founding team for GSS, handling social media. She is a sophomore majoring in biological science in the honors program at the University of California, Davis.

Celine Lopez

Celine Lopez

My Take columnist
adelaceline.lopez@gmail.com


A freshman at Stanford University, Celine has covered Islamophobia, terrorism, immigration and food insecurity for GSS. She was editor-in-chief of her high school publication at A.A. Stagg High School in Stockton, California.

Lauren Fritschi

Lauren Fritschi

cartoonist
fritschilauren@gmail.com


Lauren Fritschi is a sophomore at California State University, Northridge where she is majoring in graphic design. For GSS Lauren has produced editorial cartoons and a series of “political trading cards” for first-time millennial voters.

Lauren Bluthardt

editor
lauren.bluthardt@chsd117.org


Lauren is a senior at Antioch Community High School in Antioch, Illinois. Currently she is the senior editor for her school publication, The Tom Tom. She is deeply interested in political science and public relations and plans on pursuing these passions in college.

Hannah Jannol

editor
hjannol@gmail.com


Hannah is a junior at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles and is currently the community editor of the Shalhevet Boiling Point. Hannah is also a member of mjnewground’s Muslim and Jews Inspiring Change high school leadership fellowship.

Izzie Ramirez

editor
iar256@nyu.edu


Izzie Ramirez is a student journalist living in Washington, D.C. She is an entertainment and politics reporter at NYU Local — a New York University news blog — as well as a travel writer and photographer for the NYU Baedeker. You can see more of her work at izzieramirez.com.

Vignesh Sreedhar

Vignesh Sreedhar

editor
visreedhar@asparis.fr


Vignesh Sreedhar is a sophomore at the American School of Paris. He is the secretary of the India Club, a member of the Model United Nations Club, a part of the Math Team, a Varsity Tennis player, and the 10th grade Student Council representative in his school. He is very interested in Mathematics and Sciences.

 

Our Correspondents

Lea Moukanas
France

Louis Grelot
France

Ana Madero
France

Megumi Sano
England

Blythe Edwards
England

Mariane Rodrigues
Brazil

Matthew Kimani
United States

Dominic Pablo
United States

Taha Rashid
Pakistan

Lisa Shen
United States

Carmen Vescia
United States

Michael Regan
United States

Kiran Dwivedi
South Korea

Sarah Choi
South Korea

Daniel Kim
South Korea

OIHS Students
United States

Green School
Indonesia

Olivia Olander
United States

Macy Quinn-Sears
United States

Sophia Haber
United States

Ryann Perlstein
United States

Evalyn Li
United States

Max Somer
England

Hantang Qin
China

Linton Lu
China

Jieru Shen
China

Jenny Na
South Korea

 

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