Alondra is a third-year dual degree M.A. in Diplomacy & International Relations (specializing in Foreign Policy Analysis and Latin American Studies) and the M.B.A. program at the Stillman School of Business (specializing in Marketing). They graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2021 with a double major in Government and Latin American Studies. Alondra also works as a Graduate Assistant with the Office of Internships & Career Development and is the President of the Graduate Diplomacy Council.
Zane is a second year M.A. student from Dallas, TX. At the School, Zane is specializing in International Law and Human Rights & International Security. Outside of the Journal, Zane serves as the President of the International Relations of Cuisine (IRoC), the Vice President of the Graduate Diplomacy Council, and works as a Research Assistant in the School of Diplomacy.
Dr. Margarita Balmaceda
Professor Margarita M. Balmaceda, Ph.D was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but her professional life has centered in the USA (where she received a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MA and PhD in Politics from Princeton University) and Eastern Europe. Dr. Balmaceda joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 1999, where she received tenure in 2003 and was promoted to Professor in 2010.
In addition to her academic research, Dr. Balmaceda is active as a consultant and review committee panelist for a number for grant-making institutions, including, in the past, the National Science Foundation, the Fulbright Program, the International Research and Exchanges Board, the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Council, the Swiss Research Foundation, and the American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCEELS).