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Ammar Khalid is a second-year International Development student from Pakistan. Most recently, he was a summer intern with the World Bank's Jobs Group. Prior to SAIS, after completing his undergraduate studies in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), he worked for two years at an economic research institute in Lahore, Pakistan. He loves the outdoors, and has trekked and traveled extensively across Pakistan's mountainous North. He tweets @paharibakra.



Adam Weber is a seond-year International Development student from Alameda, California. He is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay (2009-2011) and more recently, a Teach For America corps member. Adam spent the last four years teaching high school mathematics in south Texas along the Mexican border. An avid traveler, while in Bologna he tears himself away from his studies only long enough for quick workouts at the gym.



Grace Cramer is a second-year International Development student from London. Previously she worked in the Corporate Social Responsibility Team of Deloitte Global, where she looked after communications and partnerships. Prior to this, she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Durham University. When not studying, she is easily distracted by baking or the gym. 

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Alison Decker is a first-year International Development student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and African studies, Alison worked as a communications consultant with the United Nations World Food Programme in West Africa, focusing on digital content covering the Ebola crisis. She has also worked as the managing editor of Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute, a think tank in Washington, DC to write and edit pieces on domestic and international policy. 

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Maya Gainer is a first-year International Development student from Seattle, Washington. She previously worked as a researcher at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies program, which took her to six continents to study governance and service delivery. She also spent a year working for the International Rescue Committee in Nairobi, Kenya, after completing her undergraduate studies at Princeton. She loves the mountains, rugby, and trying unusual foods.

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Deboleena Rakshit is a first-year International Development student from India. After completing a Bachelor's (Honors) degree in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Deboleena worked in the corporate and non-profit sectors as a learning and development specialist for 3 years. She also has 6 years of freelance experience as a copy editor and content developer. In her free time, she is passionate about photography, traveling and poetry.


Past editors and themes

2017, "Technology and Development": Maria Lopez Conde (editor-in-chief), Krishnan Raghavan, Brittany Grabel       2016, "Migration and Displacement": Gabor Debreczeni (editor-in-chief), Ashley Augsburger, Deea Ariana                           2015, "Urbanization": Jacob Morrin (editor-in-chief), Gregor Schueler