From the Editor 2017-2018: Parting Thoughts

I want to personally congratulate all of our SAIS Class of 2018 graduates, as they put a close to this chapter and begin their next. I want to extend my sincerest congratulations to my graduating staff, because while they were defending theses, finishing capstone, or looking for employment, they were the glue to this organization, and made this paper run.

By name, I want to thank my Deputy Editor-in-chief, Caroline Yarber. She made my job so much easier by being an engaging leader, and steering the direction of the paper.

Another special thank you goes to Elizabeth Goffi, the departing Executive Editor. She is the example of an amazing editor, and undoubtedly saved us a lot of trouble by her diligence and instincts.

I want to also thank my departing Nanjing and Washington Bureau Chiefs, Liz Witcher and Issy Schmidt. Your leadership helped me immensely in running this paper, and your insights and advice were always welcomed and appreciated.

Also graduating from our staff is copy editor Lauren Hooper, who begun as a content editor for Bologna, and joined the staff for the second semester because of her attention to detail and professionalism.

Last, I want to thank the former editor-in-chief, Lisa Martine Jenkins. You handed me a great team, and you never ceased to advise me and mentor me whenever I needed it – I appreciate your tireless enthusiasm.

To those not explicitly listed, which include content editors and contributors across each bureau, I would like to extend my thanks for your excitement and enthusiasm for writing.

I’m looking forward to the returning crew and newcomers for 2018-2019. Thank you, Class of 2018.

T.J. Sjostrom