Meet Our Team

We aim to remove the constraints that academic writing places on students and create a platform where students can freely write about their own interests and take ownership of their own learning and development. Meet the people behind the International Viewpoint.  

Editorial Board 20.21

Alana Stevenson

Editor-in-Chief

Known for always running towards new countries, adventures and experiences, it really is no surprise that my interests lie within diplomacy and foreign policy.

Anthropology & Politics MA

Email me: u29as17@abdn.ac.uk
or find me on LinkedIn

Santa Walker

Head Editor

A second year student at the University of Aberdeen. Feels like home both in Scotland and in France!

Email me: santasophia.walker@gmail.com
or find me on LinkedIn

Pavel Dostalík

Digital Director

Europe all the way! Interested in European affairs, enjoys the French language and talks politics (too) often.

Politics & International Relations MA

Email me: u08pd17@abdn.ac.uk
or find me on LinkedIn

Writers & Editors of The International Viewpoint 20.21

Bella Aimée Kama Welle

Writer

I’m a first-year student studying History and IR who has previously written for an ethical travel blog. I’m interested in languages, international politics and social issues such as racism and climate justice.

Email me: bellakamawelle@gmail.com

Lewis Walker

Writer

I’m a Fourth Year Law with English Law student from Aberdeen hoping to explore topics concerning the business aspect of sports & technology and how it affects our behaviour. I’ll also write about and critically analyse developments in the law in layman’s terms so that the average person is aware of how it affects them. 

Email me: lewisalexwalker17@gmail.com or find me on LinkedIn

Francesca Lombardo

Editor

MSc Publishing Student at Edinburgh Napier University. I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a Business Management Degree in June 2020. Topics of interest: student life, social issues, mental health, equality & diversity, publishing industry & book reviews.

Email me: lombardofrancescateresa@gmail.com
or find me on LinkedIn

Marta Pozzi

Writer

I’m an English Fourth Year student. I don’t have much experience writing for an online paper so I’m very excited to be part of The IV team! I am looking forward to sharing with you my views on mental health, student experience, books, and more.

Email me: martypozz@gmail.com
or find me on LinkedIn

Ylva Bugge-Nilsson

Writer

Aspire to arouse curiosity and engagement through my writing. My interests lie within the field of international politics and social matters, along with literature. Other than that I always fancy a good hiking adventure. Taking a LLM in International Law and International Relations.

Email me: ylvabugge@gmail.com
or find me on LinkedIn

Paisley Regester

Editor

I am a Second Year student studying English with Creative Writing. I worked as a Features Writer on two student publications throughout high school in the U.S., and am excited to begin my first position as an editor here at The International Viewpoint! 

Email me: paisleyregester@gmail.com

Teodor Ispas

Writer

I study Law at the University of Sheffield. I am interested in Brexit, US Presidential Elections, and EU Politics.

Email me: tediispas@yahoo.com

Mauragh Scott

Writer

I am a Fourth Year Anthropology and International Relationships student. I am so pleased to be writing for the IV again and my passions are the Environment and Human Rights!

Email me: u12ms17@abdn.ac.uk
or find me on LinkedIn

Chiara Riezzo

Editor

I am a Fourth Year Business Management and Sociology undergraduate. I joined The International Viewpoint last year as a writer. I am particularly interested in market and social trends, issues of social inequality, consumer behaviour, women in leadership, aesthetics, and workplace culture.

Email me: chia.ra.riezzo04@gmail.com
or find me on LinkedIn

Robbie Kirk

Writer & Editor

I am in my Third Year of Politics and International Relations. I have written opinion pieces before, however, this is my first time holding an editor position. My main areas of interest are the politics of both the United States and the Middle East. 

Email me: r.kirk.18@abdn.ac.uk
or find me on LinkedIn

Lena Kammerer

Writer

I’m a Second Year History student, originally from Germany. I took a Creative Writing Seminar in school in which we each created our own magazine filled with self-written poems, articles, or short stories. This process sparked my initial interest in writing. I’m excited to have the opportunity to write for The IV! I’m interested in writing about history (and how it relates to our world today), politics, and environmental issues.

Email me: lena.m.kammerer@gmail.com

Victoria Jones

Writer & Editor

I recently graduated from an MSc programme in Cultural and Creative Communication at the University of Aberdeen. I am from Cyprus and I have worked for The International Viewpoint last year as an Editor & Writer. My area of interest lies in equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility. I am passionate about arts, literature, theatre, silent cinema, animal rights, vegetarianism/veganism, and mental health.

Email me: vic96jones@outlook.com
or find me on LinkedIn

Giulia Cottino

Editor

I’m a Third Year student in Politics and IR. I’m originally from Italy but last year I was in France as part of my year abroad and now I’m back in Aberdeen. I enjoy writing about Global Economics, National Politics and sports as well. 

Email me: g.cottino.18@aberdeen.ac.uk
or find me on LinkedIn

Nika Videtic

Writer

I’m a Fourth Year LLB student of Scots law with English Law. Previous and present experience in writing and editing for ‘The Legal Perspective’ providing legal commentary and analysis on key global issues. I’m interested in writing about topics varying from law (intellectual property), health, culture and travel, the mass media, social media/youth culture, the role of consumerism in rising technology, book reviews. 

Email me: videticnika@gmail.com
or find me on LinkedIn


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