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Marin Callaway is a senior studying International Relations with specializations in International Security and Latin America. She also has a minor in Spanish. Marin is particularly interested in Latin American history, international law, and US foreign policy. She spent fall quarter 2016 studying abroad in Santiago, Chile. This past summer, Marin worked with the Institute for Economics and Peace measuring positive peace and analyzing trends in violence in the Mexican state of Nuevo León and doing research on Mexican police reform. She loved exploring the tough themes of corruption, security, and rule of law. Marin is also interested in California history, US immigration reform, and reproductive rights. On campus, Marin is involved in Stanford in Government and the Jewish Student Association. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in public service, continue traveling abroad, learn more languages, and eat as many fish tacos as possible.
Katherine Irajpanah is a junior studying International Relations with specializations in International Security and the Middle East. Katherine’s primary research interests are national security decision-making and twentieth-century American foreign policy. She enjoys spending time at the Hoover Archives and at CISAC's Social Science seminars. Her favorite IR class is “International Security in a Changing World.” With her studies, she hopes to pursue work at the intersection of international security and public service as a foreign policy analyst and academic. Katherine is a huge fan of Stanford sports and Dodger baseball.
Elizabeth Trinh is a senior majoring in International Relations with specializations in International Security and Social Development and Human Well-Being. She is also majoring in Science, Technology, and Society with a concentration in Life Sciences and Health. Elizabeth came to Stanford with plans to go to medical school after her undergraduate time on The Farm, but she was uncertain as to what major to pursue. After taking two quarters of chemistry, she decided to explore other opportunities at Stanford. After taking a course entitled “Biosecurity and Bioterrorism Response,” Elizabeth was set on IR. In fact, she is now the head TA for the course. Now she aspires to be the next Anderson Cooper. Elizabeth has always enjoyed traveling, so learning about the world through different lenses -- including political, economic, and social -- has allowed her to delve into her scholarly interests. Elizabeth is also an opinions desk editor for The Stanford Daily, the community manager for Stanford Dance Marathon, the chief information officer of Stanford Bitcoin Club, and an active member of Stanford Jump Rope. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys catching up on sleep.