Editorial Committee

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GLORIA LIU  EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Gloria Liu is a 4th Year student majoring in East Asian Studies and minoring in Sociology and History at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the urban-rural gap in contemporary China and immigration and refugee issues in Asia. In Synergy this year, she hopes to provide high-quality articles for readers while expanding the readership diversity in the UofT community and beyond.


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ANGELA HOU – ASSOCIATE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Angela is a 3rd Year student pursuing a double major in International Relations and Contemporary Asian Studies. She is passionate about the role of Asia-Pacific region in global governance and development. Her current studies focus on the region of East Asia, and specifically, Chinese politics and society, and Asia’s cultural relationship to the world. As the Associate Editor-in-Chief, Angela’s vision this year is to expand her own understanding of socio-political trends in Asia, and to spread her passion for Asian Studies through quality academic writing. She hopes to share different perspectives and understandings of Asia with the readers of Synergy and beyond.


EAST ASIA SECTION

NABI DRESSLER – LEAD EDITOR

Nabi Dressler is a 4th Year student studying political science and sociology. As an Asian American, she is particularly interested in East Asian-U.S. relations. She is also interested in mainstream Western portrayals of Asian powers and cultures relative to shifting political and socioeconomic climates. She is drawn to studying the human rights of marginalized groups in Asia and is passionate about North Korean human rights issues and defectors’ experiences. She hopes to channel her passion for journalism in her work for Synergy, expand her knowledge of East Asian affairs, and ensure articles are accessible to readers of varied academic backgrounds.

Kelly Leung – Copy-editor

Sally Shim – Copy-editor

Clara Hong – Copy-editor

Daniela Zaks – Event Reporter

Yurie Kaku – Event Reporter

Rebekah Hwang – Contributor

Michelle Lee – Contributor


SOUTHEAST ASIA SECTION

AVIVA GLASSMAN – LEAD EDITOR 

John Fraser – Copy-editor

Alexandra Southgate – Copy-editor

Julia Tops – Event Reporter

Tiffany Kao – Event Reporter

Jamie Chen – Contributor


SOUTH ASIA SECTION

JERRY ZHU – LEAD EDITOR

TASNIM JERIN – DEPUTY LEAD EDITOR 

Keshini Mahesan – Copy-editor

Tallal Usman – Contributor 

Deepak Jain – Contributor


CATHY NGUYEN – DESIGN AND LAYOUT MANAGING DIRECTOR


DANIEL C. PARK – ADVISOR