MEET THE TEAM

Global Student Committment

 
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BECKETT MCDOWELL

Founder

Originally American but living in London for the past two years, Beckett has always been very interested in politics and global issues, which is why he started this organisation.

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EVY STUMPFF

Head of Communications

When Evy moved to England from America, she discovered a passion for international relations through Model United Nations, and plans on studying history or IR in university.

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GINA FASSELAND

Head Editor

Norwegian and proud, Gina is a motivated part of the Balance the Ballot team, as well as pursuing scientific interests through the British Science Association CREST Youth Panel.

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DELUCA AUVRAY

Senior Writer

Born in Sint Maarten but currently living in Spain, with two other countries in between, Deluca has been drawn to politics while maintaining his interest in studying biochemistry.

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GIULIA NOTO LA DIEGA

Senior Writer

Although having Italian heritage, Giulia has lived most of her life in various parts of Asia, developing a strong interest in politics, philosophy, and economics along the way.

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MAGGIE FOA

Writer

Almost as much a lover as political science as the outdoors through hiking, mountain biking, and skiing, Maggie was born and raised in Colorado but lived a year abroad in London.

 
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LAIAN ABU ARISH

Writer

Laian is from Jordan and Palestine; she lives in Saudi Arabia. Laian has a passion for engineering, reading, as well as keeping up with modern technologies. She aims to become a software engineer.

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SIRAZ BAYBURT

Writer

Interested in global politics and law, Siraz is from Turkey and lives in the Netherlands, truly representing the global mindset of Balance the Ballot.

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JACKIE VELAZQUEZ

Writer

Another American on the team, from Florida, Jackie loves photography and programming, with hopes to become a computer scientist.

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JOEY CLOUGH

Writer

From the West Coast of the US, Joey is fascinated by both foreign relations and languages, as well as meeting new people and hearing their opinions.