Mission Statement

Open Americas (OA) is a platform for sharing content that engages with contemporary social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs. OA does not strictly adhere to any political or religious doctrine and encourages open, respectful debate and critical thought.


Alexia Rauen
M.A. Global Affairs at Rice University
B.A. Latin American Studies, Economics, Policy Studies at Rice University

Laura Schroeder
M.A. International Policy & Development at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
B.A. Sociology/Anthropology at Lewis & Clark College

Madeline Asta
MSc Development Studies at London School of Economics
B.A. Global Studies and Economics
at University of California, Santa Barbara

Martina Guglielmone
M.A. Sociology at George Washington University
B.A. Political Science at Lynn University


Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant – University of California, Santa Barbara – December 2017


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William Giller
M.A. Translation English-Spanish-French at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
B.A. Spanish Language & Literature at the University of Washington

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Alexandra Snodgrass
Editor, Contributor
M.A. Global Affairs at Rice University
B.S. Economics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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Pilar Espitia
Editor, Translator, Contributor
PhD Candidate Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics & M.A. Hispanic Languages and Literatures at Stony Brook University, B.A. Literature at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

Maggie Wang
Editor, Contributor
B.A. Candidate, History & Economics, University of Oxford

Interested in joining our team or partnering with us? We are currently looking for talented translators, editors, regular contributors, and other partners. Please send inquiries and resumes to team@openamericas.org.
*Positions are for remote, unpaid work.