Since its inception, GPS has enjoyed a distinguished reputation as a nexus of North American, Latin American, and the Asia-Pacific regions. In an increasingly globalized society, no policymaker or institution can bring about effective change without welcoming an open exchange of ideas and research from around the world. The faculty at GPS pushes future leaders and policymakers to do just this. Our students connect with their peers, share information and ideas, cooperate across institutional boundaries and, most importantly, find concrete solutions to international problems. It is for these reasons that our student leaders created International Policy Solutions. Although their own work focuses on Latin America and the Asia-Pacific regions, the journal staff is committed to fostering an open exchange of ideas, opinions and research from their peers.
This blog is the web presence of our journal. We hope to contribute to the dialogue by providing a space for students to propose policy solutions to international issues, discuss current affairs, and illuminate areas of study that require further research. For comments or questions, e-mail us at
THE EDITORIAL BOARD
Mikenna is a Master of International Affairs candidate focusing on environmental policy and Latin America. Before coming to GPS Mikenna researched tectonics at University of Chile Santiago. She holds a B.S. in environmental earth science from California Polytechnic State University, specializing in geology, hydrology, and physics.
Alexander M. Wyckoff
Alex is a Master of Public Policy candidate specializing in social inequality and peace and security. He is also a community organizer in San Diego, where he is currently working with Sunrise Movement on affordable housing policy and with Public Power San Diego on energy policy. Alex previously graduated from the University of Oregon, where he obtained bachelor degrees in both psychology and political science.
Claudia A. Fernandez
Director of Content
Claudia A. Fernández Calleros is a second year Master of Public Policy candidate at GPS specializing in Program Design and Evaluation, and Peace and Security. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Prior to GPS, she worked in the Directions for Health and Financial Literacy at the Institute for Mexicans Abroad.
Director of Finance
Kyle is a second year Master of International Affairs candidate specializing in international politics and Latin America. He obtained bachelor degrees in history and in political science from University of California Santa Cruz.
Teodoro Martinez III
Director of Communications
Director of Content