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The Editors and Writers behind The Princeton Centrist


Contributing Writers

Charlie Cohen, Caterina Bäte, Isabel Ruehl, Bruce Allen, Maharan Murshed, Ryan Donovan, PJ Greenbaum, Shaffin Siddiqui,  Jared Lebrun, Brandon Mintzer, Jack Verser


Editor in Chief (Chris Kellogg-Peeler)

Chris is a junior from Cambridge, MA, concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School. He is interested in how policy can best promote and sustain conditions for human flourishing around the world. In addition to heading up The Princeton Centrist, he writes for Triangle, serves on the WWS Student Advisory Board, and is Project Leader for GetSET. His favorite movie is The Godfather, favorite song is Led Zeppelin's "The Rain Song," and favorite book is All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. His least favorite type of person is a Yankees fan. 


Managing Editor (Katie Massie)

 Katie Massie is a proud native of Somerville, Massachusetts. She is a prospective English major with certificates in Theater and Journalism. She has worked on every presidential campaign she has been alive for (including toddler door-knocking for Gore in 2000)! She loves nothing more than engaging political debates in which men respectfully let women voice their opinions. 


Senior Editor (Jan Domingo Alsina)

Jan is a sophomore from Princeton, NJ, studying Philosophy and pursuing a certificate in Creative Writing. As editor and co-founder of the magazine, Jan is interested in freely discussing politics, especially on an International level as shown by his passion for the current Catalan crisis. In addition to his role in The Princeton Centrist, Jan is an Opinion columnist for The Daily Princetonian and enjoys playing soccer in his free time with his friends at Wawa United. His favorite movie is Annie Hall; his favorite book is For Whom the Bell Tolls; and his favorite song is "Goodbye Weekend" by Mac deMarco.


Editor (Drew Brazer)

Drew Brazer is a senior from Simsbury, CT, concentrating in Politics, with a speciality in constitutional theory. He is pursuing certificates in Italian Language & Culture and History & the Practice of Diplomacy. For his independent work, Drew studies how the constitutional system of checks and balances has been undermined since the Framing. In addition to writing for The Centrist, Drew tutors Italian, is a leader for Princeton Faith and Action (a Christian ministry on campus), and volunteers as a student tour guide at the Princeton University Art Museum. His favorite song is “Goodnight Saigon” by Billy Joel, and his favorite film is Lincoln (2012).


Editor (Kevin Agostinelli)

Kevin is a senior from Marstons Mills, MA, concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School. Prior to his work with The Centrist, Kevin has been a news reporter for The Daily Princetonian as well as a publisher for the student-run journal American Foreign Policy. He is most interested in exploring topics in international affairs and the American legal system. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing for Princeton’s men’s club soccer team and taking part in Catholic campus ministry.


Staff Writer (Maria Jerez)

Maria ‘19 is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School and pursuing certificates in Latin American Studies and American Studies. On campus, she’s Managing Editor for the Latin America section of the American Foreign Policy Journal, a Senior Task Force Commissioner at the Wilson School, and an undergraduate researcher in the Politics Department. Outside of academics, Maria serves as a Rocky RCA and leads two volunteer groups on campus - PREP, which teaches re-entry courses at New Jersey prisons, and HomeFront, which volunteers at a local homeless shelter. Maria is interested in domestic and international justice systems, as well as immigration and education policy — and believes that open and educated discussion in those areas (and elsewhere) is a critical component for their success.


Staff Writer (Maddie Pollack)

Maddie is a senior from Columbus, OH, concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School with a certificate in Arabic. She is interested in African politics, instability and the intersection of media, governance and economics. In addition to writing for The Centrist, Maddie serves on the WWS Student Advisory Board and is involved with Girl Up, a United Nations program focusing on gender equality around the world. Her favorite movie is Broadcast News, her favorite book is Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann, and her favorite song is “Let it Be” by the Beatles.


Staff Writer (Sophie Troyka)

Sophie is a junior from Saline, MI studying environmental policy in the Woodrow Wilson School. In addition to writing for the Centrist, she is an Officer for TigerLaunch, and co-Captain of the Princeton Equestrian Team. She is passionate about environmental issues and animal welfare. 


Staff Writer (Ted Goldstein)

Ted is a sophomore from Los Angeles, CA, studying History and pursuing a certificate in History and the Practice of Diplomacy. Ted, himself an independent, has been a long-standing critic of the two-party system and the two parties themselves. His main areas of focus are Education and the role of government


Staff Writer (Max Molot)

Max Molot is a senior concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School focusing on Conflict and Cooperation with a particular interest in Eastern Europe and U.S.-Russian relations. He is pursuing a certificate in the History and Practice of Diplomacy. Max is a senior cadet in the Army ROTC program at Princeton and is the current Cadet Battalion Commander of Tiger Battalion. Following graduation, he plans to commission as a Military Intelligence Officer. He is an editor for the student-run magazine, American Foreign Policy and a contributor to the Princeton Centrist. Outside of school, CISS, and ROTC, Max loves to travel, play soccer, and snowboard.


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