Editorial Board

Briana Al-Omoush (FCRH ’24)

President, Editor-in-Chief

Briana is a junior at Fordham University from Hartsdale, NY. She is pursuing an American Studies and Theology double major and currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief at the Fordham Political Review. She is also the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion on Fordham Rose Hill USG, a student contributor for the Philosophy’s Teaching Race Across the Curriculum project, and a Senior Editor for Fordham Undergraduate Law Review. She is primarily interested in American foreign policy, immigration reform, and fiscal policy.

Contact Briana at balomoush@fordham.edu.

 

Julian Shuttleworth (FCRH ’24)

Co-Editor-in-Chief

Julian is a junior at Fordham University from Columbus, Ohio. He is pursuing a Political Science major, with minors in French and Francophone Studies, as well as Journalism, and currently serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief for the Fordham Political Review. He is also a co-chair for the General Board of the Campus Activities Board, as well as a member of the United Student Government Committee on Sexual Misconduct.

Contact Julian at jshuttleworth@fordham.edu.

 

Jack Moses (FCRH ’23)

Co-Managing Editor

Jack is a senior at Fordham University at Rose Hill from Walpole, Massachusetts. He is seeking a double major in American Studies and Spanish with a concentration in Power, Politics, and Institutions. He currently serves as the Co-Managing Editor of the Fordham Political Review. At Fordham, he is a member of the Rose Hill Honors Program, the Fordham Club, and the Club Tennis Team. Jack is most interested in civil rights and environmental justice.

Contact Jack at jmoses6@fordham.edu.

 

Katie Megerditchian (FCRH ’24)

Co-Managing Editor

Kathryn Megerditchian is a junior at Fordham University from Rockland, NY. She is pursuing a Political Science and Sociology double major and currently serves as the co-Managing Editor on the Fordham Political Review board. Her writing is primarily focused on domestic policy and civil rights. Kathryn is on the Pre-Law track and plans to attend law school post-grad.

Contact Katie at kmegerditchian@fordham.edu.

 

Amy Herd (FCRH ’25)

Publicity Editor

Amy is a sophomore at Fordham University from Bethlehem, PA. She is pursuing an International Studies and History double major with a Russian minor, and currently serves as the Publicity Editor at the Fordham Political Review. She is also a member of the Fordham Honors Program and is a Senior Editor at the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review. She is primarily interested in humanitarian law in Eastern Europe, particularly concerning Russia and Ukraine. Amy is on the Pre-Law track and plans to attend law school after graduation.

Contact Amy at aherd@fordham.edu.

 

Content Editors

Ann Fitzgerald (FCRH ’23)

Ann is a senior at Fordham University from Yonkers, New York. She is pursuing a double major in Sociology and Political Science. She is primarily interested in women’s rights, LGBT rights, and domestic politics. Post-grad, Ann plans to go to Law School.

Contact Ann at afitzgerald15@fordham.edu.

 

Lauren Redelman (FCRH ’24)

Lauren is a junior at Fordham University from Huntington, New York. She is pursuing a major in Political Science with minors in Economics and Peace and Justice Studies. At Fordham, she is President of the Political Union and Treasurer of She’s the First. She is passionate about women’s issues, education, and foreign policy.

Contact Lauren at lredelman@fordham.edu.

 

Alyssa Sawicki (FCRH ’24)

Alyssa Sawicki is a junior at Fordham University and is from Queens, NY. She is a psychology and political science double major and serves as a content editor on the Political Review. At Fordham she is logistics coordinator of Women’s Empowerment, Vice President of Every Vote Counts and is a copy editor on the FURJ. Alyssa is most interested in mental health policy and prison reform.

Contact Alyssa at asawicki3@fordham.edu.

 

Sarah Shanahan (FCRH ’24)

Sarah is a junior from Hillsborough, NJ, double majoring in Political Science and English with a minor in Environmental Studies. She had the incredible opportunity to intern this summer in London for a small, female-driven environmental consulting start-up, where she got to conduct research projects in her fields of study. At Fordham, she is the secretary of the student-run theatre club the Mimes and Mummers, a member of the B-Sides, and a writer for Mode fashion magazine.

Contact Sarah at sshanahan3@fordham.edu.

 

Danielle Barber (FCRH ’25)

Danielle Barber is a sophomore at Fordham University from Huntington, New York. She is pursuing a Political Science and Spanish double major on the Pre-Law track. She is an active member in various clubs and ensembles on campus, including Fordham Undergraduate Law Review. She is primarily interested in immigration reform and women’s issues.

Contact Danielle at dbarber6@fordham.edu.

 

Alexa Davidson (FCRH ’25)

Alexa Davidson is a sophomore from Hamden, CT. She is a Political Science and Philosophy double major with a minor in Psychology. She participates in Fordham’s Theatrical Outreach Program and the Mimes and Mummers. Additionally, she is very active in the Center for Community Engaged Learning specifically through the Engaged Leaders Fellowship, Urban Plunge, Global Outreach, and as a member of their Student Advisory Board. She is thrilled to be a returning member of the FPR team as a content editor after a great year of staff writing.

Contact Alexa at adavidson17@fordham.edu.

 

Melina Piatti-Chayan (FCRH ’25)

Melina is a sophomore at Fordham University and is originally from Newark, New Jersey. She is studying Political Science with hopes of minoring in Spanish. She is a content editor for the Political Review, a Staff Writer for the Undergraduate Law Review, and a member of the Debate Society. Melina is most interested in constitutional law, immigration, and criminal justice.

Contact Melina at mpiattichayan@fordham.edu.

 

Vaibhavi Shirpute (FCRH ’25)

Vaibhavi is a Sophomore at Fordham Rose Hill, and is originally from Mumbai, India. Currently, she is a Political Science and Anthropology major with a minor in Economics and works as an Information Technology intern at Fordham’s IT Department. Her primary political focus is on Middle Eastern affairs and the impact of Globalization on third world countries and their resources. In the future, she hopes to work in fields that collect and assess political data using experimental AI and other generative technologies.

Contact Vaibhavi at vshirpute@fordham.edu.

 

Copy Editors 

Julia Kohut (FCRH ’23)

Julia is a senior at Fordham University, where she is a Political Science major and an American Studies minor. She is originally from New Jersey. Julia is a copy editor for the Fordham Political Review and a member of the Leading Women of Tomorrow and College Democrats. Julia is interested in pursuing law school after completing her undergraduate degree.

Contact Julia at jkohut@fordham.edu.

 

Nicole Kilada (FCRH ’24)

Nicole is a junior at Fordham University from Dix Hill, New York. She is pursuing a double major in History and Spanish Studies with a minor in Biological Sciences. She is a member of the Rose Hill Honors Program and is on a pre-med track. In addition to being a copy editor for the Fordham Political Review, she is also the Chief of Medical Operations of Fordham University EMS and a University Ambassador with the Rose Hill Society. She is primarily interested in civil rights and healthcare reform.

Contact Nicole at nkilada@fordham.edu.

 

Margaret ‘Daisy’ Salchli (FCRH ’24)

Daisy is a junior at Fordham University from Chicago, IL. She is pursuing a Political Science and International Studies double major and a minor in Mandarin. She currently serves as a copy editor for the Fordham Political Review. She is also a member of Fordham University’s orchestra. Daisy is on the pre-law track and plans to attend law school after graduation.

Contact Daisy at msalchli@fordham.edu.

 

Anthony Vu (FCRH ’24)

Anthony is a junior in the Rose Hill Honors Program from Livermore, California. He is pursuing a major in Political Science on the pre-law track and hopes to enter public service as a trial lawyer. He currently serves as the Co-Managing Editor for the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review and as a Peer Review staffer for the Fordham Undergraduate Research Journal. He is passionate about immigration law, currency regulation, and international development.

Contact Anthony at avu9@fordham.edu.

 

Nora Elsetouhi (FCRH ’25)

Nora is a sophomore at Fordham University from Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. She is pursuing a major in computer science and is on the FPR team as a copy editor. She is passionate about politics, specifically international affairs, and issues affecting minorities.

Contact Nora at nelsetouhi@fordham.edu.

 

Sebastian Jimenez (FCRH ’25)

Sebastian is a sophomore at Fordham University from Bronx, New York. He is pursuing a Political Science major on the Pre-Law track. He is interested in international law, corporate litigation, and has taken a growing interest in journalism.

Contact Sebastian at sjimenez39@fordham.edu.

 

Yukta Sant (FCRH ’25)

Yukta is a sophomore at Fordham University from New Canaan, CT. She is pursuing a History major and currently serves as a copy editor at the Fordham Political Review. She is also a writer at the Fordham RAM and a member of the club Our Story.

Contact Yukta at ysant@fordham.edu.

 

Allison Schneider (FCRH ’26)

Allison is a freshman at Fordham University from Indianapolis, IN. She is pursuing a Political Science and English double major and currently serves as a Copy Editor at the Fordham Political Review. She is also a member of the Fordham Honors Program and writes for Fordham University’s free speech journal, the paper. She is interested in civil rights law, politics, and the publishing industry. Allison is currently on the Pre-Law track and will likely attend law school after graduation. She also aspires to be a published author.

Contact Allison at aschneider35@fordham.edu.

 

Staff Writers

Melina Bezanis (FCLC ’23)

Melina is a senior at Fordham University from Houston, Texas. She is pursuing a double major in Political Science and Dance while training with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She is a Staff Writer for the Fordham Political Review, primarily interested in behavioral economics, international human rights law, and post-conflict peace negotiations.

Contact Melina at mbezanis@fordham.edu.

 

Monique Cauley (FCLC ’24)

Monique is a junior at Fordham University Lincoln Center from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is pursuing an American Studies major, and is mainly focused on migration and American military intervention. In her free time, she is part of a Fordham chamber ensemble where she plays the cello. After graduation, she intends to pursue a career in law.

Contact Monique at mcauley1@fordham.edu.

 

Anna Marcucella (FCRH ’24)

Anna Marcucella is a junior at Fordham University from Foxborough, MA. She is pursuing a Political Science and Spanish Language and Literature double major with plans to attend law school post-grad. Anna has worked as both an editor and writer for FPR. Inspired by her interest and passion for her majors, she often writes on domestic and international politics.

Contact Anna at amarcucella@fordham.edu.

 

Molly Ewing (FCRH ’25)

I am a sophomore at Fordham University from Nottingham, New Hampshire. I am perusing a Political Science major and a Humanitarian Studies minor on a Pre-Law track. I am involved on campus through the Women’s Rowing team, a USG Senator for the class of 2025, and the Co-Chair of FCRH Dean’s Council. I am particularly interested in NYC politics as well as current events internationally involving human rights and immigration.

Contact Molly at mewing6@fordham.edu.

 

Maggie Gillian (FCRH ’25)

Maggie is a sophomore at Fordham University from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is majoring in political science, and is primarily focused on American political institutions and behavior.

Contact Maggie at mgillian13@fordham.edu.

 

Daniel Melia (FCRH ’25)

Daniel Melia is a sophomore from Baltimore, MD. He is pursuing a major in International Political Economy, with minors in Economics and Spanish. He is a member of the executive board for the Humanitarian Student Union, and is an active member of Campus Ministry, Fordham Sports Analytics Society, Business of Sports Society at Fordham, and various clubs within the Fordham Honors Program. He is also a prospective member of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies Honors Program. He is primarily interested in global and domestic affairs regarding elections and polling, as well as humanitarianism and underprivileged communities.

Contact Daniel at dmelia@fordham.edu.

 

Sophia Amozurrutia Cazares (FCRH ’26)

Sophia Amozurrutia is a freshman at Fordham University and is from Monterrey, Mexico. She is a Political Science major on the Pre-Law track intending to double major in Sociology and minor in Latin American studies. She serves as Staff Writer for the Political Review and is also involved in Law Review, Pre-Law Society, College Democrats, and Pre-Law Society. Sophia is truly passionate about social justice, criminal and civil rights law, and Latin American grassroots movements.

Contact Sophia at samozurrutiacazares@fordham.edu.

 

Zachary Bader (FCRH ’26)

Zachary is a freshman at Fordham University from Murrieta, CA. He is majoring in Political Science and is currently serving as a Staff Writer for the Fordham Political Review. His interests include foreign affairs, social justice, and political economy. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he hopes to continue his education by studying Constitutional Law.

Contact Zachary at zbader@fordham.edu.

 

Eden Cottone (FCRH ’26)

Eden Cottone is a freshman at Fordham University from Wilmington, DE. She is apart of the Fordham College of Rose Hill. She is pursing a degree in Journalism on the Pre-law track. She is also a writer for The Fordham Ram, as well as apart of the Pre-Law Society. In the future, she is deciding between law school or jumping into a career of journalism. Some of her interests include politics, writing and debating.

Contact Eden at ecottone@fordham.edu.

 

Jared DeOrazio (FCRH ’26)

Jared DeOrazio is a freshman at FCRH majoring in Political Science with an interest in the pre-law track. He is from Albany, NY and is deeply interested in policy, international relations, and politics. Some interests of his include reading, writing, and learning more about current events. He hopes to bring quality and informative writing to the team and discuss the issues that matter most.

Contact Jared at jdeorazio@fordham.edu.

 

Alyssa Geurs (FCRH ’26)

Alyssa is a Fordham University freshman from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She was raised in Spain and is studying Economics and Politics on the Pre-Law track. She is now a Staff Writer for the Fordham Political Review as well as a member of the Social Women Security Network. She is interested in commercial and business law, international relations, and political behavior.

Contact Alyssa at ageurs@fordham.edu.

 

Madeline Green (FCRH ’26)

Madeline Green is a freshman at Fordham University at Rose Hill from Albany, NY. She is pursuing a political science major on a pre-law track, and hopes to one day work as an entertainment lawyer in New York city. She majored in art throughout high school, and wishes to produce compelling and informative writing with a creative touch.

Contact Madeline at mgreen74@fordham.edu.

 

Margaret Wasco (FCRH ’26)

Margaret is a Freshman at Fordham University from Elmhurst, Illinois. She is pursuing a political science and history double major on the pre-law track. She participates in multiple clubs at Fordham surrounding law and human rights, and has worked on a Congressional campaign to advocate for marginalized groups on a national scale. She is passionate about social justice, and is specifically interested in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. After college, Margaret plans to go to law school to pursue a career in legal advocacy.

Contact Margaret at mwasco@fordham.edu.

 

Antoni Zlatanovski (FCRH ’26)

Antoni Zlatanovski is a current freshman at Fordham University and staff writer for the Fordham Political Review. He hails from Lincoln Park, New Jersey and is pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy with a minor in Orthodox theology and journalism. He is multilingual and focuses on a wide range of world affairs, particularly within Europe and the Middle East. Furthermore, he is a member of a variety of cultural, political, and community service associations at Fordham.

Contact Antoni at azlatanovski@fordham.edu.

 

Columnists

Brian Hartan (FCRH ’23)

Brian is a senior at Fordham University from Hebron, CT. He is pursuing a degree in political science and will finish his undergraduate studies a year early, at which point he will immediately enter law school. He currently serves as a Columnist here at the Fordham Political Review and is a Senior Editor for the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review, and a member of the Fordham Pre-Law Society. He is primarily interested in matters of international and domestic law.

Contact Brian at bhartan@fordham.edu.

 

Benjamin Lukens (GSB ’23)

Ben is a senior at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business from CT. He is pursuing a finance major and political science minor with a concentration in alternative investments. He is currently a Finance Scholar at Fordham and is also a member of the Governor George Pataki Open Discourse Fellowship. He has also held positions at Brookfield Asset Management and more recently, Santander Investment Banking, where he will be returning next year. He is primarily interested in American politics, more specifically fiscal and monetary policy and finding compromise in these polarizing times.

Contact Ben at blukens@fordham.edu.

 

Teagan Angell (FCRH ’24)

Teagan is a junior at Fordham University Rose Hill from the Poconos, Pennsylvania. She is a psychology and political science double-major and is pursuing a minor in peace and justice studies. She is interested in promoting access and education regarding mental health resources, as well as other social justice initiatives like gender equality. She hopes to attend a public interest program at a law school or pursue a master’s degree in public administration. Teagan is also a Resident Assistant, Ram Van driver, and e-board member of Every Vote Counts.

Contact Teagan at tangell@fordham.edu.

 

Shelby Blevins (FCRH ’24)

Shelby is a transfer student from Oklahoma State University entering her junior year. She is pursuing a Philosophy and Political Science double major on the pre-law track. Besides being a columnist for the Fordham Political Review, Shelby is also a staff writer for the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review. She is involved with the Pre-Law Society and the Philosophical Society. Shelby hopes to enter Fordham’s Ethics and Society Masters program this upcoming fall before applying to law school.

Contact Shelby at sblevins@fordham.edu.

 

Ariana Bondi (FCRH ’24)

Ariana is a junior at Fordham University Rose Hill from Tenafly, New Jersey. She is a communications major with a focus in cultural studies and a minor in Digital tech and emerging media. She is interested in global affairs as well as humanitarian issues. Ariana is also a member of a variety of organizations across campus, such as the Middle Eastern students association, and is a building assistant in the office of student involvement.

Contact Ariana at abondi@fordham.edu.

 

Rumsha Aqil (FCRH ’25)

Rumsha is a sophomore at Fordham University College of Rose Hill from Jersey City, NJ. She is pursuing an Economics degree and is a columnist for the Fordham Political Review. She is also a News Editor for The Paper and a member of Fordham University’s Economic Society. She is interested in economic policy and hopes to work in the field of corporate law one day.

Contact Rumsha at raqil@fordham.edu.

 

Jillian Catherine Douglas (FCRH ’25)

Jillian is a Sophomore at Fordham University from Montgomery, AL. She is pursuing a Political Science and African American Studies double major and is currently a columnist for the Fordham Political Review. She is also a part of Social Innovation Collaboratory, where she has taken over a project dedicated to getting young Black and Brown habitual voters within the Bronx. Jillian is on the pre-law track and plans to attend law school after graduation.

Contact Jillian at jdouglas25@fordham.edu.

 

Crystal Larios (FCRH ’25)

Crystal is a sophomore at Fordham University from Valley Cottage, NY. She is pursuing a major in Political Science. Her political interests include immigration law and Latin American politics. Crystal is on the Pre-Law track and plans to attend law school in the future.

Contact Crystal at clarios3@fordham.edu.

 

Sara Safari (FCRH ’25)

Sara Safari is a sophomore at Fordham University from Holmdel, New Jersey. She is pursuing a Sociology major and a Bioethics minor with plans to attend law school upon graduation. Sara currently serves as a Columnist for the Fordham Political Review, a Staff Writer for the Fordham Undergraduate Law Review, and a Junior E-Board Member of the Club Field Hockey Team. Her primary interests are in public health and civil rights.

Contact Sara at ssafari@fordham.edu.

 

Dakota J. Calcaterra (FCRH ’26)

Dakota is a freshman at Fordham University from Jackson, NJ. He is pursuing a double major in Political Science and History and is currently a columnist with the Political Review. After he completes his undergraduate degree, he hopes to attend a postgraduate institution before becoming active in electoral politics. Dakota’s primary focuses include political trends, geopolitical strategy, and the efficiency of government activity.

Contact Dakota at dcalcaterra@fordham.edu.

 

Lauren Kastelic (FCRH ’26)

Lauren is a freshman at Fordham University from Cleveland, Ohio. She is pursuing a Political Science major on a pre-law track as she is deeply passionate about environmental and healthcare law. She plans to attend law school post-grad and hopes to advocate for policies that better human rights in her career.

Contact Lauren at lkastelic@fordham.edu.

 

Kailee Pierce (FCRH ’26)

Kailee is a freshman at Fordham University from Falmouth, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a Political Science major with a minor in Arabic and is currently serving as a Columnist for Fordham Political Review. She is most interested in civil rights, international relations, and foreign affairs.

Contact Kailee at kpierce10@fordham.edu.

 

Eleanor Smith (FCRH ’26)

Eleanor Smith is a freshman at Fordham University from Saint Paul, MN. She is majoring in History and is also pursuing a minor in Mathematics. At Fordham, Eleanor is a part of the Rose Hill Honors Program and is also involved in choir and the jazz orchestra. Eleanor is interested in domestic policy, specifically concerning civil rights.

Contact Eleanor at esmith199@fordham.edu.

 

Adona Yirga (GSB ’26)

Adona is a freshman at Fordham from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She is pursuing a double major in Finance and International Relations and is currently a member of the Fordham Finance Society and ASILI as well as being a columnist for the Fordham Political Review. Her primary interests include global environmental issues, interest group politics and fiscal policy.

Contact Adona at ayirga@fordham.edu.

 

Faculty Advisor

Professor Nicholas Tampio – Political Science Department, Fordham University

Nicholas Tampio is an Associate Professor of Political Science. He researches the history of political philosophy, contemporary political theory, and education policy. He earned his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Fordham University since 2008. He is the author of Common Core (2018), Deleuze’s Political Vision (2015), and Kantian Courage (2012). http://faculty.fordham.edu/tampio/