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ian lam '20

Ian is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and minoring in Business. He formerly served CIAR as an editor and as Vice President External. In addition to his involvement with CIAR, he is a part of Phi Alpha Delta, serves as an ambassador for ILR, and is a research fellow with the ILR Worker Institute. Currently, Ian is working on a research thesis studying the effects of wage increases on benefits cliffs. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, and playing music. 



Jack Carlos Mindich '20

Jack Mindich is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in History. He joined CIAR in the fall of 2017 and served as a Managing Editor during the 2018-2019 academic year. In addition to his work with CIAR, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Roosevelt Institute and has worked for criminal justice, government, and policy groups-- most recently for the Columbia Institute of Tele-Information at Columbia University.


Vice President of Internal Affairs

Aadi Kulkarni '21

Aadi is a sophomore in the College of College of Human Ecology majoring in Policy Analysis and Management. He joined CIAR because he is fascinated by the complex intersection of politics and economics that shapes our world. On campus, besides being the VP of Internal Affairs for CIAR, Aadi is also a Research Assistant for the PAM and Sociology Departments, a member of Cornell Undergraduate Asia Business Society, and a brother of KAPi, Cornell’s pre-law fraternity. In him free time, you can usually find him cooking, running, or exploring Ithaca.


Vice President of EXTERNAL Affairs

Anna sattler '21

Anna is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Government and German Area Studies with a minor in International Relations. She holds interests in Eastern European politics and culture, post-Soviet development, and ethnic conflict. In addition to her role in CIAR, she serves as an ESL group facilitator for international grad students and is a member of the Polish Students Society. She speaks German fluently and is currently learning Russian and Polish.


Managing Editor

Laura demassa '21

Laura DeMassa is a junior in the College of Arts and Science majoring in Government and English. After joining CIAR her sophomore year, she now serves on CIAR’s editorial board as a Managing Editor. In addition to CIAR, she conducts research as a Rawlings Scholar, works as a writing tutor for the Cornell Writing Center, and is a member of Kappa Alpha Pi, a pre-law fraternity on campus.


Managing Editor

Seyda Takis '21

Seyda joined CIAR in Fall 2018 and the e-board in Spring 2019. She is an Arts & Sciences student double majoring in Computer Science and Government. Aside from CIAR, she is the representative of an NGO that works in political youth education & empowerment and a member of the organization team of their conferences. In her free time, she usually reads and dances Argentine Tango.


Managing Editor

Benjamin wang ‘22

Benjamin is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in History and Asian Studies. He joined CIAR in Fall 2018. His academic interests lie in East Asian legal history, particularly concerning legal reform in Republican China. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, listening to classical music, and cooking.



Eileen gao '21

Eileen is a junior in the College of Human Ecology majoring in Policy Analysis and Management. In addition to being the treasurer of CIAR, Eileen is a research assistant in the PAM department and a member of the Slope Day executive board. She also spent the past summer as a public policy intern focusing on disability policy. In her free time, she enjoys sharing interesting music with friends.