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Colin Flint

Dr. Colin Flint

Colin Flint is a Distinguished Professor and faculty advisor for the International Studies major. He studies geopolitics, war, and the rise and fall of great powers. His interest in geopolitics grew from staring out of the classroom window to watch the boats come in and out of Dover Harbour and into the English Channel. Colin thinks running Aggies GO may be just about the coolest thing he’s done in his nearly 25 years of being a professor.

Lauren Palmer

Lauren Palmer

Lauren Palmer is currently a senior at Utah State University. She is studying International Studies with minors in Asian Studies and Anticipatory Intelligence but wishes she could study everything. When she is not in school, Lauren can be found backpacking through Southeast Asia or escaping the snow to spend a few months in the Dominican Republic. You may also frequently find Lauren in the Government Documents library, playing tennis, or sleeping on the couches in the TSC. Lauren's activities and honors include being an Undergraduate Research Fellow, USU Honors student, Government Relations Council member, and former congressional intern in Washington, DC.

Madeleine Alder

Madeleine Alder

Maddie is a junior studying Economics and International Studies with a Russian minor. With a penchant for trying new things, she has worked as an intern in Washington D.C. at the Department of Interior and will head to Moldova this summer for a business development internship. She has been an Aggie fan since birth and loves being involved in student leadership and service, recently as an ambassador for the business college and at Resilient, a student run non-profit. When she is not tucked away at the library, Maddie can be found hiking with friends or continuing her search for Logan’s best tacos.


Alisha Hawley

Alisha is a junior studying Peace and Security in the International Studies major. Bring up politics or the state of the world around her and she will be happy to discuss and debate for as long as she has the time. She'd love to work as a political generalist in one of the many US Embassies around the world. Outside of classes, you can find her with her nose buried in the latest news story, shooting aliens in her favorite video games, or praying for winter to come sooner.

Corrine Hughes

Corinne Hughes

Corinne is a senior majoring in International Studies with a minor in Spanish. Her interest in international politics began in middle school, when she watched a news report about the Arab Spring at the dentist's office. She is excited to graduate in the spring and even more excited to begin an internship with a nonprofit organization in Peru afterwards. In her free time, Corinne can be found catching up on her favorite TV shows, playing piano, or hiking around Logan canyon.


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