About Us

Stanford Politics is a non-profit student publication at Stanford University.


In 2014, Jason Willick founded the Stanford Political Journal. As its first editor in chief, Willick aimed to provide a non-partisan forum for students to debate, discuss, and learn about a wide variety of issues from international affairs to campus politics.

In 2015, the Stanford Political Journal was awarded the Campus Impact Award from Stanford Student Activities and Leadership.

From 2015 to 2017, under second editor in chief Truman Chen, the Stanford Political Journal built a reputation for producing thoughtful and insightful commentary and amassed an even greater following.

In 2017, under third (and current) editor in chief Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna, the Stanford Political Journal rebranded to Stanford Politics, and the first issue of Stanford Politics Magazine was printed. The publication is also in the process of growing its staff and expanding its scope to include campus and local news coverage.

During the upcoming academic year, an email newsletter titled The Monday Memo will be sent weekly (beginning in Oct.), four issues of Stanford Politics Magazine will be printed (beginning in Nov.), and twelve episodes of Stanford Politics Podcast will be produced (beginning in Oct.).

*Stanford Politics / Stanford Political Journal is funded by students, alumni, and readers, as well as by advertisements and sponsorships. We may have contractual relationships with university entities like the political science department, but all of our editorial content is strictly independent of our sources of funding.


Editor in Chief Ruairí Arrieta-Kenna
Chief of Staff Maddie McConkey
Managing Editor Zoe Savellos
Magazine Director Daniela Gonzalez
Multimedia Director Kayla Guillory

Chief Financial Officer Landon Ellingson

Senior Editor Jonathan Faust
Senior Editor Julian Watrous
Deputy Editor Brooke Teferra
Assistant Editor Sungmoon Lim
Editor-at-large Lena Zlock

Senior Staff Writer Lucas Rodriguez
Staff Writer Micah Cash
Staff Writer Jonah Eisenberg

Staff Writer Emily Katz
Staff Writer Raghav Mehrotra
Staff Writer Erica Scott
Staff Writer Owen Wang

Campus Politics
Reporter Michael Carter

Reporter Jake Conant
Reporter Karen Kurosawa

Local Politics
Editor Allie Dow

Reporter Pablo Haake
Reporter Davis Leonard
Reporter Gabi Torrance
Reporter Terence Zhao

Editor Vivan Malkani

Reporter Emily Lemmerman

Editor Jake Dow

Reporter Ben Gaiarin
Reporter Jasmine Liu

Producer Harrison Bronfeld

Producer Amanda Harris
Producer Rip Livingston

Graphics Designer Taylor Sihavong
Graphics Designer
Lea Zawada

National Benjamin Sørensen

International Sarah Manney et al. (the European Security Network student group)

Contact Us

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For postcards and other physical mail:
Stanford Political Journal
520 Lasuen Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

If you’re interested in writing for Stanford Politics, you can learn how to submit a pitch here.
If you want to join our staff, click here.