Staff Members

Ian Cohen ’14: A junior from Brooklyn, New York, Ian is the Progressive‘s current Senior Editor-in-Chief. He is studying government and economics and takes interest in guitar and indie/folk music, governing, political theory, environmentalism and green energy.

Jonathan Yuan ’14: A junior from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Jonathan is a Government and China and Asia-Pacific Studies double major.  He is the current Junior Editor-In-Chief of the Progressive. In regards to politics, he is particularly interested in East Asian and Southeast Asian domestic issues as well as US-Chinese relations.

Congress PictureMatthew Lynch ’14:  A junior in the College of Arts and Sciences studying History and Near Estern Studies, Matt is the Progressive’s International and National News Editor. Matt’s work experience includes the law firms Holland & Knight and Hogan Lovells, and the Smithsonian Institute. His interests include education policy, domestic policy, and international affairs. In his free time, Matt enjoys music, skiing, and searching the stores for ancient fountain pens.


Roxana Amirahmadi ’13:  Editor Emerita Roxana Amirahmadi hails from Princeton, New Jersey. She is majoring in chemistry and chemical biology and is interested in foreign policy, healthcare reform and issues in science and technology. Roxana has previously written on the health concerns of Cornell labs, the 9/11 first responder health law passage, and the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake, among other topics.


DSC_1276Reem Khondakar ’16: The current web editor of the Progressive, Reem Khondakar is in the College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Chicago, she has campaigned for President Barack Obama and has previously written on the Violence Against Women Act, the 2012 Voter ID Laws, and Wind Energy following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Her interests include healthcare reform, women’s rights, and environmental policy.


  Sarah Greenberg ’13: Editor Emerita Sarah Greenberg is a native New Yorker, studying government and focusing on European politics. She spent her junior year abroad at Sciences Po in Paris. Sarah focuses on issues pertaining to European social policy, culturaland religious issues, American politics, and is particularly interested in the domestic and global political and social repercussions of 9/11.


Alisa Hand ’14: A junior from Bethlehem, New York, Alisa is a psychology major and a law and society minor, focusing on mental illness. Her article on Fareed Zakaria’s visit was included in Cornell’s press packet for the event.

Andrew Martins ’13: A junior from Brooklyn, New York, Andrew is studying industrial and labor relations. He is interested in politics, video games, technology and minimalism.

Sam Moss ’12: Hailing from Guilderland, NY, a bedroom suburb of Albany, Sam has had a keen intellectual interest in the processes and functions of government. A rising senior at Cornell University he is studying law, government, and history. Sam will be in Washington, DC, for Fall 2011 semester. He enjoys playing tennis, reading fun novels, and cooking in his free time.

Zachary Newkirk ’12: A senior from Gainesville, Florida, Zachary is pursuing degrees in both history and government as well as a minor in law and society. He is interested in American politics, particularly the biannual election horserace, money in politics, campaign finance and lobbying. He has previously written on youth voter suppression, Cornell’s political groups, and the shenanigans of the Tea Party, among other topics.

Josh Uhr ’12: A senior from Havertown, Pennsylvania, Josh is studying both government and pre-medicine. When it comes to politics, Josh is primarily interested in foreign policy and international relations, although he does follow domestic politics as well. He has previously written on America’s nuclear weapons policies, international piracy, several Pennsylvania elections, and more.

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