Meet the Staff

Derek Brody – Derek is a senior from Haworth, New Jersey who is double majoring in History and Political Science. Apart from GlobalVU, Derek is also involved in VUcept, Tour Guides, and Club Baseball. He enjoys playing sports, eating at Nashville’s many excellent restaurants, and reading. He is currently re-reading “The World to Come” by Dara Horn for the fourth time and highly recommends it! 

Javan Latson – Javan is a junior from Ocala, Florida, majoring in Human and Organizational Development. He is involved in intramural basketball and pretty much likes anything to do with sports and is an avid fan of anything Marvel related. In his spare time, he enjoys catching up on world events while listening to Bob Marley or Bossa Nova. It’s his dream to one day form his own start-up that will help support aspiring entrepreneurs in marginalized communities or in developing countries.

Adithya Sivakumar Adithya is a junior originally from Overland Park, Kansas who is double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Medicine, Health, and Society. In addition to GlobalVU, Adithya is involved in the South Asian Cultural Exchange, Vanderbilt International Relations Association, and the VUcept peer mentoring organization. Adithya also enjoys food, hanging out with friends, basketball, and Taylor Swift’s music.

Dustin Cai – Dustin is a junior double majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Human and Organizational Development. Along with GlobalVU, Dustin is also involved with VandyRadio, AASA, SACE, and intramural sports teams. Dustin enjoys playing all sports from soccer to football, hanging out with friends, and playing video games like Halo and League of Legends.

Jesse Bennett – Jesse is a sophomore from Nashville, Tennessee. Although Jesse is currently undecided about his major, his main interests are history, political science, and philosophy. In addition to being a political junkie, he is also a trivia nerd, having been co-captain of his high school’s academic team.

Sarah TaylorSarah is a senior double majoring in Political Science and Art History. She is originally from New York City, but prefers the Southern climate and food. Apart from GlobalVU, Sarah is involved in Greek life and Vanderbilt Student Government, and volunteers walking dogs at Middle Tennessee Boxer Rescue on the weekends.

Anne Hicks – Annie is a freshman from Knoxville, TN. She grew up in Indianapolis, IN and spent the past four years at a boarding school in Simsbury, CT. She is a perspective Political Science major and hopes to minor in Business.
Noah Butler – Noah is a sophomore from Gallatin, TN, studying Political Science and French. Noah focuses on European affairs and politics, with a special interest in France and francophone issues.
Jessica McHale – Jessica is a junior from Palm Beach, FL majoring in political science with an interest in economics. She plans to attend law school upon graduation. In addition to serving as an editor for GlobalVU, she is a Feature Twirler for Vanderbilt’s Spirit of Gold marching band!

Emma Dahill – Emma is a freshman at Vanderbilt from New Canaan, Connecticut.  She is currently studying Political Science and is interested in Art History.  She loves to spend her free time reading, hanging out with friends, and traveling. She’s been to Greece, Italy, France, England, and Morocco! Places on her bucket list for future world adventures include India, South Africa, Austria, and Cambodia.

Thomas Bell – Thomas is a freshman at Vanderbilt, hoping to double major in Political Science and Spanish & European Studies.  He is from Tucson, Arizona, and loves to be immersed in politics, history, international affairs, and languages.