About Us: Meet the Executive Board
Emily Pehrsson, Editor-in-Chief, is a senior at the College of William and Mary majoring in International Relations. Emily is the President of W&M's Pi Sigma Alpha Government Honor Society chapter, Editor of the Russian language newspaper Gazeta, and Collegiate Alumnae Relations Chair in her Gamma Phi Beta Sorority chapter. Her research interests include Russian Studies and international security, with a focus on cybersecurity.
Michael Campbell, Managing Editor and Interim International Interviews Chair, is a sophomore majoring in International Relations at the College of William and Mary. Michael is a research assistant for the Teaching, Research, and International Policy project in the Institute for the Theory and Practice of IR and was a research intern for the Project on International Peace and Security. His on-campus activities also include memberships in the W&M Debate Society, the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, and the Music committee in Alma Mater Productions.
Wen Chen, Production Editor, is a senior at the College of William and Mary double majoring in International Relations and Economics. Wen is a research assistant for AidData at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. Wen is also actively involved with SAPA (Sexual Assault Peer Advocates) and Intramural Soccer. She is currently working on her honors thesis on feminist theory and Sino-Japanese relations.
Katie Mitchell, Copy Editor, is a senior at the College of William and Mary. Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Katie is pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in Government. Katie is the Secretary-General of William and Mary's 26th High School Model United Nations conference, the Administrative Vice President of her Gamma Phi Beta Sorority chapter, and the assistant director of DoubleTake, William and Mary's competitive co-ed a cappella group. When not studying or answering incessant emails, Katie enjoys watching Barefoot Contessa, reading books about how to achieve world domination, playing the piano, and arguing with her friends.
Connor Smith, Director of Public Relations, is a Junior majoring in International Relations. In addition to the Monitor, Connor is involved with the International Relations Club, the Project on International Peace and Security, and the Gallery Journal of Literary Arts. This is his third year working with the journal.