Raphael Robiatti

Raphael Robiatti works as Project Coordinator at the Willy Brandt School. He is the administrative staff representative in the blog editorial team. He coordinates meetings as well as the blog’s strategic orientation. Raphael has obtained his MPP at the Brandt School in 2015 and is now a PhD candidate at the University of Erfurt. His research focuses on the governance of Development Financial Institutions in Latin America.

Ariana Barrenechea

Ariana Barrenechea is a second-year MPP candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, specializing in International Relations and Non-Profit Management. Ariana earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She most recently interned at Open Development Cambodia in Phnom Penh, where she was responsible for incorporating Information and Communication Technologies to advance specific Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN in the context of Cambodia. She is currently the editor of The Bulletin.

Maria Brackin

Maria Brackin is an alumna of the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy. She gained a BA with honors in Philosophy from Northwestern University, and an MSc in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Her previous research, generously funded by the Saint Andrews Society of the State of New York, focused on the epistemology of testimony and organizational applications of social epistemology. As a part of the blog editorial team, she is the host of The Bulletin Podcast.

Urquia Martinez

Urquia Martinez is a first-year MPP candidate at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy specializing in Conflict Studies and Management (CSMP). She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Central University of Venezuela. She has experience with International Organizations such as the Organization of American States and, on a national level, the Venezuelan National Assembly as an analyst for the presidency of the body. Her main areas of interest are Democratic Challenges, Security International Issues, Latin America and Caribbean Issues, International Politics and Disarmament initiatives.