Meet the Editorial Team

Student Media is proud to introduce the Mason community to the members of the 2022 Mason Votes Online Editorial Team:

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Meg Thornberry, Managing Editor

Meg Thornberry graduated with a BA in psychology from the University of Virginia in 2017, where she served for three years as the health and science editor for The Cavalier Daily. She is currently a first-year MPH student concentrating in public policy. A NoVa native, she has always had a strong interest in politics, voting rights, and human rights advocacy. Having previously worked on a congressional campaign, for a healthcare nonprofit, and in youth behavioral health, she is invested in making sure that everyone uses their votes to make the best possible choices not only for themselves, but also for the most vulnerable members of their communities.

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Safiya Khan

Safiya Khan is a writer passionate about youth advocacy and empowerment. She is a junior at George Mason University studying Government and International Politics on a pre-law track. Safiya was a Mason Votes Staff Writer in 2020 and is happy to return to the team following the midterm elections. She recently published her debut book, Starlit Storms, a collection of poetry that compares life to aspects of the ocean. She is also the founder of RQN, an online tutoring company she started in 2020 to empower and help kids learn nationwide. Aside from writing and tutoring, Safiya loves making montages, cooking, and searching for good books to read.

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Jacob Pritchard

Hello, my name is Jacob Pritchard, a current Sophomore at George Mason University studying Government and International Politics.
I have studied and lived all across the world, from Chesterfield, Virginia, to Dublin, Ireland. My travels have given me a deep respect for everyone I come across, but ideologically and socially. It has also helped me understand the deep importance of American Democracy. Having participated in Mason Votes before, I understand the importance of accurate and nuanced journalism, especially in times of elections. I hope to contribute to the respect for Democracy and politics our campus has become known for.

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Clarita Orosco

Clarita is a first-generation college student and is currently a sophomore studying Financial Planning and Wealth Management. She is the Treasurer/Programming Officer for a US Foreign Policy club called The Sycamore Institute at Mason. Having been raised in a first-generation immigrant household she has been passionate about learning more in regard to U.S. politics and staying up to date on the news from a young age. She is particularly interested in women’s rights, immigration issues, and disparity of income. In her free time, she enjoys going to D.C. and accomplishing her step goal.

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Gabriel Yossick

Gabriel Yossick is a Panamanian-American student majoring in Government and International Policy with a concentration in International Relations, and a minor in Comparative Politics. He has lived all over the DMV and for 9 years overseas in Germany. He has worked for the Joshua Cole campaign for the 28th District in the Virginia House of Delegates and for the Gerry Connolly campaign in the 11th Virginia Congressional district. He has written articles on European elections, international security, and international relations. He plans to work for the government, however, he cannot decide whether Capital Hill, the Intelligence Community, or a Departmental job would be preferable. He has a passion for his work and hopes to get Mason students excited for the upcoming Midterms and to deliver quality non-partisan work that informs readers on the most pertinent issues raking the brains of campaign staffers, journalists, political theorists, and pollsters.

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2021 Mason Votes Online Editorial Team:

Scholarships for the 2021 Mason Votes Online Editorial Team were funded by the Harvey S. Lowe Jr. and Susan Hitchcock-Lowe Foundation.

Meg Thornberry

Jack Houston

Jacob Pritchard

Alexander LeBeau

Orlando Cabrera

 

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2020 Mason Votes Online Editorial Team:

Scholarships for the 2020 Mason Votes Online Editorial Team were funded by the the Parents Fund.

Orlando Cabrera

Nadia Faour

Derek Bowers

Alex Russell

Safiya Khan

Zach Hamilton

Noah Panchure

Aby Kumi

Bryan Childers

Jayla Brown

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