Editorial Board

Editor in Chief
Zachary Hanson
Managing Editor for Print and Editorial  Amir Khouzam
Managing Editor for Business and Circulation Aliya Bhatia 
Digital and Online Director  Ayesha Amin
Managing Editor for Digital and Online  Shalaka Joshi 
Senior Editor for Fall/Winter Won Jang
Senior Editor for Fall/Winter Jillian Timko
Features Editor Lea von Martius
Book Reviews Editor  Jennifer Riland
Student Essays Editor Farah Abu Sahliya 
Business and Marketing Director  Jewel Conrad 
Production Director  Aswathi K. Puthenveetil
Senior Editors for the Special Issue Zachary Hanson and Amir Khouzam

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Board Biographies

Zachary Hanson, Editor in Chief

Zachary has spent the past five years working as a public servant for the United States, most recently as a foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State, where he focused on economic policy. His coursework at SIPA is focused on international development, finance, and energy, and he is interested in the nexus between private capital flows and development outcomes, especially as it relates to fragile and conflict-affected countries. Zachary is spending the summer as a Summer Associate at the International Finance Corporation in Washington, D.C., where he works in the Infrastructure and Natural Resource Advisory practice. 

 jiaeic@columbia.edu


Amir Khouzam, Managing Editor for Print and Editorial 

Amir Khouzam is an MIA student focusing on human rights and international conflict resolution. He has worked extensively in children's programming in the past, with a particular focus on trauma rehabilitation. Amir is currently in Beirut working with a Syrian civil society incubator.

jiaprint@columbia.edu


Aliya Bhatia, Managing Editor for Business and Circulation 

Aliya Bhatia is a Master of Public Administration candidate at SIPA studying urban policy most interested in the intersection between technology and immigrants' rights. Prior to SIPA, Aliya worked on political campaigns in Canada encouraging youth, newcomers, and immigrants to get involved politically. 

jiamarketing@columbia.edu


Ayesha Amin, Digital and Online Director 

Ayesha is an MPA student, focusing on international security. Her policy experience with the New Zealand government spans multiple areas including justice, national security, anti-corruption and outer space. Ayesha is currently interning with the OECD in Paris.

jiaonline@columbia.edu


Shalaka Joshi, Managing Editor for Digital and Online

Shalaka is a Masters of Public Administration candidate studying international security policy and technology, media, and communications at SIPA. Prior to starting graduate school, she worked at a public affairs firm in Washington, D.C., where she worked on projects for clients dealing with a variety of political and policy issues at the local, state, and federal government levels. Shalaka is interning at SKDKnickerbocker's New York office this summer. 

jiaonline@columbia.edu


Won Jang, Senior Editor for Fall/Winter

Won is a Masters in International Affairs candidate in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy concentration and UN Studies specialization. His interests lie in humanitarian policy and the Middle East, and before he came to SIPA he lived in Egypt for 4 years working as a consultant for local NGOs and interning with UN Women.

jiasenioreditor@columbia.edu


Jillian Timko, Senior Editor for Fall/Winter

Jillian is a second-year MPA student concentrating on Human Rights, and specializing in Conflict Resolution. Prior to SIPA, she worked in management consulting for 3 years at The Parthenon Group, a boutique consulting firm owned by Ernst & Young.

jiasenioreditor@columbia.edu


Jewel Conrad, Business and Marketing Director

Jewel is a MIA candidate concentrating in Economic and Political Development and specializing in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis. She loves a good dataset and believes that the right soundtrack is an essential part of tackling any problem or policy issue. 

jiamarketing@columbia.edu


Lea von Martius, Features Editor 

Lea is a migration policy professional, who used to try to save the world in Brussels. Currently, she is seeking inspiration, provocative thoughts and new ideas through an MPA at SIPA, concentrating in Economic and Political Development. She is also always on the lookout for strong espresso and good films. 

jiafeatures@columbia.edu


Farah Abu Sahliya, Student Essays Editor 

Farah is an MIA candidate at SIPA, concentrating in Economic and Political Development with a regional focus on the Middle East. Before coming to SIPA, he was part of the communications team at the British Consulate General in Jerusalem, where he managed the Consulate General’s outreach to a Palestinian audience. 

jiacordier@columbia.edu


Jennifer Riland, Book Reviews Editor 

Jennifer Riland is an MPA - Development Practice student focusing on urban policy and education. Prior to SIPA, she worked extensively in education policy for science, technology, engineering and math, primarily focusing on teacher training. Jennifer is currently working with a consulting group in Peru that is partnering with the Ministry of Production to increase the competitiveness of strategic industries for the country.

jiabooks@columbia.edu


Aswathi K. Puthenveettil, Production Director

Aswathi is a student of Humanitarian Policy, International Conflict Resolution and Technology, Media and Communication at SIPA. She is also an architect and prior to studying International Affairs, worked in the field for over two years in India, designing everything from bookshelves to buildings. In her spare time, she worked in a volunteer educator capacity with NGOs in the informal education sector.

jiaproduction@columbia.edu