Class of 2015

PD photoMichael Ardaiolo
BA, Media Arts, University of South Carolina
Interests: Public diplomacy, cross-cultural communication, the media, writing, speculative fiction, the Criterion Collection, the NBA, and music
Experience: Music director of WLUW-FM Chicago, Inaugural music director of, Board member of the Chicago Independent Radio Project, co-founded two record labels and worked at Reckless Records, ESL teacher in South Korea, Chief Editor at Enjoy Weekly Shanghai

Maxwell MAIR Sthudent Headshots 2013Adam Christoper Cyr
BA, Political Science, North Carolina State University
Interests: Development, democracy, and comparative politics
Experience: As a child I lived a town over from Verona, where Romeo and Juillet is set in Italy



Maxwell MAIR Sthudent Headshots 2013Sheila Koohpai
BA, Political Science/History, Loyola Marymount University
Interests: Middle East, International Security and Defense, Economic Development, Human Rights, Cultural Diplomacy
Experience: Labour Party Research Assistant, UK Member of Parliament; Director of Special Events of Student Affairs, Loyola Marymount University; Graduate Assistant, Syracuse University; Business Development Intern, The Levo League; Marketing Manager, Startegic Inc; Public Relations Intern, Octagon Entertainment

Maxwell MAIR Sthudent Headshots 2013Timi Komonibo
BS, Communication Studies, BA, African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Interests: blogging, thrifting, DIY crafts, and writing with fine point pens
Experience: Instructional Associate for Professor Brown (COM 348- Beauty & Diversity in Fashion Media), Graduate Assistant for Professor David Popp and the Maxwell PhD program


HeadshotJennifer Osias
BA International Relations, Political Science and Chinese Studies, Syracuse University
Interests: US foreign policy, chinese culture and politics, electoral policy
Experience: US State Department Bureau of Education intern and Public Affairs and Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs at the Shanghai Consulate intern


Maxwell MAIR Sthudent Headshots 2013Russell Walker
BS, Psychology and Latin William and Mary
Interests: Security studies, speech writing, mythology
Experience: US House of Representatives, Committee on House Administration Intern



Maxwell MAIR Sthudent Headshots 2013

Julia Watson
MA, Honours Arabic and International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland
Interests: Graphic design, photography, languages, hiking
Experience: International Organization for Migration, Ghana; AmeriCorps NCCC; Pact Institute; Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement