Our TEam

Six languages.

Two issues a year.

Meet the eleven students who bring The Global Gazette to life.

Natalia Galindo

Co-President | (she/her/hers) | (English, Spanish)

Jordyn Cooper

Co-President | (she/her/hers

My name is Jordyn and I am a second year MA student in Global Studies. I am interested in the global economy, but looking at it through a critical lens, understanding that the ebbs and flows of capitalism are riddled with inherent inequalities and injustices. I am currently studying the intersection of capitalism and race thorough the use surveillance technology in our society, changing the current state of carcerality. In my free time, I love to watch my shows, read, and I have an obsession with tiktok! I am studying (whenever I can) Japanese!

Chandler Haneke

Staff Editor| (English, German, Spanish)

Hi! I am Chandler and I'm a senior studying Global Studies with a minor in Geography. I am 23 years old, and I can speak German as my dad is from Germany. I can speak the most basic conversational Spanish and a fun fact about me is that I was the Appalachian State mascot before I transferred to UNC!

Sydney Zolotorfe

Staff Editor| (She/Her/Hers) | (French, Arabic, Spanish)

I am a third-year BA in Global Studies (concentrations in International Politics and Middle Eastern Studies) with French and Public Policy minors. I am interested in international conflict management; more specifically, I am pursuing the intersection of strategic communication and human rights policy with a focus on the refugee experience. Here in Chapel Hill, I am a “Bridge Builder” and UNC Co-President for the Refugee Community Partnership, Global Studies Student Association VP Operations, and a Panhellenic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council Representative. In my free time, I enjoy dancing with Blank Canvas Dance Company and testing gluten-free dessert recipes found on TikTok.

Loren Caldwell

Treasurer | (English, Spanish)

My name is Loren Caldwell. I am 24 years old and a first year Global Studies MA. My primary interests are climate driven immigration, Latin America, peacekeeping, and women and gender studies. I speak English and Spanish. My goal is to become a polyglot one day! 

Fun fact: I've eaten at the oldest restaurant in the world in continuous operation, Sobrino de Botín, when I studied abroad in Spain. I did try their famous cochinillo and wine. 

Salma Mourad

Staff Editor | (English, Arabic)

Hi! My name is Salma Mourad, I am currently twenty years old and pursuing a BA in Global Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Medical Anthropology. My interests are on the impacts of Colonialism on the Global South, with a emphasis on the Middle East. In my studies, I've researched the Arab Spring, Orientalism, ongoing Middle Eastern conflicts, and Economic Imperialism. Recently, I've been interested in somatics, exploring alternative healing, mysticism, and healing systems. I'm fluent in both English and Arabic. A few fun facts about me are, I like to crochet and read in my free time. I also absolutely love going to concerts, last summer I was able to see Pierce the Veil, Paramore, Beyonce, and Jpegmafia. I am so excited to be a part of the Global Gazette team!

Sophia Brown

Staff Editor

Sophia is scared. She also needs a job after graduating with a MA in Global Studies. Email to request her CV at sobro@ad.unc.edu.

Fredrick Foote

Staff Editor | (All Pronouns)

"Fred Foote, M.D. is a first year student in the M.A. in Global Studies Program. He accepts any pronouns, and is interested in poetry, acupuncture, and Asian and Semitic religions." Peace, Fred

Paola Saldivias-Mendez

Staff Editor | (she/her/hers) |(English, Spanish, French)

¡Hola! My name is Paola (she/her), and I also go by Pao and Petite. I am a first-year graduate student in the Global Studies MA Program, and class 22 of the DUKE-UNC Rotary Peace Center. Over the past year I have moved from Cusco, Peru where I was living and working, to Cochabamba, Bolivia to spend some quality time with family before the final stretch of the transitions to Chapel Hill, North Carolina – it has been a ride! I speak Spanish, English, what remains of French (I have not had the opportunity to frequently practice), and I look forward to refreshing my German during the Spring semester. In this process of shifting to a quite different life rhythm than what I had with a full-time job, managing projects and staff in Cusco, Peru, I am giving myself the possibility of exploring what are activities I enjoy. So far, I have been really enjoying a good spot to study on the eighth floor at Davis Library (though the search is not that fun), giving myself time to do yoga on the terrace of my apartment, and riding my bike to school. I went to the Dollyweird art exhibit in Durham and to the Renaissance Fair in Charlotte, and I absolutely look forward to having more of these unique and wonderful experiences with friends.

Matthew Gimbel

Staff Editor | (he/him/his) | (English, French)

Matt is a 22 year old senior majoring in Global Studies and Music with a French minor. His specialty is international politics in Western Europe. A fun fact is that Matt swam with sharks and his first concert was Lady Gaga. He also plays the double bass and is a member of the UNC Symphony. After a semester abroad in Paris, he can speak French.

Ronny Zhang

Staff Editor | (she/her/hers) | (English, Mandarin)

My name is Ronny. I am a second-year MPH student at UNC Gillings, and my concentration is Health Behavior. I was born and grew up in Shanghai, China. When I was little, my parents loved to take me on international travels and wanted me to encounter different cultures and customs, so they decided to send me to the US for college-level education. I finished my undergraduate school in Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University. I assisted a physical therapist to help older adults with prescribed exercises. I believe everyone can benefit from physical activity and health interventions tailored to them. I transferred to public health for the master’s degree to learn knowledge and skills that can promote health and safety among older adults. In addition to my academic life, I enjoy all kinds of physical activity, especially outdoor activities like hiking, cycling, and skiing. I am also a solo traveler and backpacker. Feel free to say Hi to me if you meet me on the trails!