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Executive Board of the

Columbia Journal of Politics & Society



Jaehee Cho


Jaehee Cho (he/him) is a Senior in Columbia College studying Economics-Political Science. He is deeply passionate about interdisciplinary studies and their application to public policy. He previously interned at American Express, where he helped develop the company’s resolution plan submission to the Federal Reserve and FDIC, and at The Refuge pNan, a refugee aid NGO in South Korea. In his free time, Jaehee enjoys watching films, building second-hand computers, and playing pick-up basketball.


Samuel Braun


Samuel Braun (he/him) is a Junior at Columbia College majoring in Computer Science and History. His academics focus on the role of technology in nineteenth- and twentieth-century East Asian history, as well as computer science applications technology. Originally from New Jersey, Samuel hopes to work in public service, law, and software engineering. Beyond Columbia, he enjoys visiting the Hungarian Pastry Shop on Amsterdam Avenue and creating fun DALL-E-generated artwork.


Susan Li

Lead Senior Editor

Susan Li is the Lead Senior Editor of JPS, bringing her expertise in political science to her role. With her degree in political science, Susan is well-equipped to guide the selection and review process of manuscripts, ensuring that the journal publishes the best undergraduate research in the social sciences. Committed to promoting inclusivity and accessibility in academic publishing, Susan takes pride in making JPS a welcoming platform for all undergraduate researchers.

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Ariella Mitchel

Director of Business

Ariella Mitchell is a Junior studying American Studies and Jewish Ethics. She is passionate about criminal justice reform and is interested in the intersectionality between Jewish philosophy and American law. In the future, Ariella hopes to practice criminal law. Outside of her academic pursuits, she likes to go on long walks in the City and listen to podcasts. She also loves coffee, running, and reading.


Sophie Hanin

Director of Outreach

Sophie Hanin is a Junior in the joint program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia School of General Studies, at each respectively studying Jewish Texts and Sustainable Development. Sophie began working at the Journal her first semester at Columbia and has worked on editing many fascinating published papers. In her free time, Sophie enjoys trying new restaurants around the city, working on various arts and crafts projects, and trying to learn new skills. 

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Madelyn Elisondo


Madelyn is a Barnard American Studies major with an interdisciplinary concentration on race and ethnicity (ICORE). Originally from San Antonio, Texas, she draws from the vibrant Tejano culture of her hometown, which sparked her passion for cultural studies. Her academic interests include colonial history, critical carceral studies, and social and archival theory. Outside of JPS, they are involved in on-campus organizations such as Postcrypt Coffeehouse and WKCR.

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