Editorial Board

Editor-In-Chief

MEG GAWRON is a senior triple-majoring in Diplomacy and International
Relations, Philosophy, and Economics. In addition to being the International News Editor, Meg competes on the Brownson Speech and Debate Team and is the founding secretary for Seton Hall’s chapter of the John Quincy Adams Society. Her interests include international law and health policy.

Contact Megan at megan.gawron@student.shu.edu


Managing Editor

ANDREA HEBEL is a junior in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations minoring in Spanish and Journalism. She is a member of the Diplomacy Cohort of the Buccino Leadership Institute and is involved with Girl Up SHU, the Global Current Radio Show, and SHU CRU. Annie previously interned at the Law Office of Rosina Stambaugh in York, Pennsylvania studying immigration law. Her interests include immigration law and policy and women’s rights.

Contact Andrea at andrea.hebel@student.shu.edu


International News Editor

HAMZAH KHAN is a junior in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations minoring in Arabic and History. He is a research assistant for the DiploLab, an associate producer for the Global Current, and a member of the Seton Hall United Nations Association. His interests include nationalism, decolonization, and international security.

Contact Hamzah at hamzah.khan@student.shu.edu


Opinion Editor

SHWETA PARTHASARATHY is a junior at Seton Hall University in the Honors Program majoring in Diplomacy and International Relations and minoring in Arabic. She is in the Buccino Leadership Institute’s Diplomacy Cohort and works as a Peer Tutor at the Writing Center. Shweta is the co-founder and co-president of Girl Up Seton Hall, a chapter of an international UN Foundation initiative. Shweta’s primary interests include international law, human rights, the impact of conflict on civilian populations, and intersectionality in international relations.

Contact Shweta at shweta.parthasarathy@student.shu.edu


Associate Editor

CHRISTOPHER BENÍTEZ CUARTAS is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Catholic Studies and minoring in Diplomacy & International Relations. He is a staff member at WSOU, Seton Hall’s campus radio, and is a regular at the podcast The Global Current. His main interests include both domestic and foreign policy, religion, traditional and popular culture, and law.

Contact Christopher at christopher.bentezcuartas@student.shu.edu


Campus News Editor

LEAH CHAN is a junior honors student pursuing a triple major in Political Science, Psychology, and Philosophy. She is the Vice President of Marketing of The Women’s Network, the largest collegiate women’s networking organization in the nation, working as a tutor at the Writing Center in her spare time. Leah is also a research assistant in a psychology lab examining the representation of diverse ethnicities in experimental stimuli. Her primary interests include human rights, religion, foreign policy, and political intersectionality.

Contact Leah at leah.chan@student.shu.edu


Communications Liaison

KATHERINE DORRER is a sophomore in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations and minoring in Spanish. She is a member of the Buccino Leadership Institute within the Diplomacy Cohort and is involved in the Strategic Communications Team and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives. In addition, Katherine is the Social Media Coordinator for the Undergraduate Diplomacy Student Association and is currently interning at the U.S State Department as a Human Rights Reporting Intern. Her interests include international security within the MENA region, civil conflict and development, climate change, and human rights.

Contact Katherine at katherine.dorrer@student.shu.edu


Layout Editor

ANNA THIBODEAU is a sophomore double majoring in Diplomacy & International Relations and Modern Languages with concentrations in French and Arabic. She is a member of SHUNA, Seton hall’s Model UN team, and works as an ambassador for the Blue Crew. She is also in the Buccino Leadership Institute and the honors program, as well as Alpha Gamma Delta.

Digital Editor

ANDREA GONZALEZ is a sophomore at Seton Hall University majoring in Finance and Technology. She is a tutor for EOP, Seton Hall’s Educational Opportunity Program, and former ad-hoc for the Student Government Association. Her areas of interest include healthcare investments across the United States and Latin America, global economic policy, and human rights.

Contact Andrea at andrea.gonzalez@student.shu.edu


Faculty AdvisorCourtney_Smith3

DR. COURTNEY B. SMITH is current acting dean and an associate professor at the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations. His areas of study include international organizations, United Nations studies, and peace studies. In addition to the Envoy, he also advises the Seton Hall United Nations Association (SHUNA).

Contact Dr. Smith at courtney.smith@shu.edu.


To contact the editorial board, write to thediplomaticenvoy@gmail.com.

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