Editorial Team


Michael John Lo (he/him) is a third year Political Science student with a Professional Writing minor in Journalism and Publishing. His primary interests are in exploring non-state centric visions of transnational solidarity and the relationship between political socialization and media. Michael has also been writing at the Martlet since 2019.

Editorial Assistants:

Saiyah Aujla (she/her) is a first year political science student. Her interests are currently in international relations and political theory. She's stoked to be part of the team this year and can't wait to showcase some awesome papers.

Malanya Gaudet (she/her) is a first year political science student that's excited to work with On Politic's amazing editorial team this year!


Sage Blumstengel (she/her) is passionate about environmental and Indigenous politics, and is coming to the end of her undergrad with a double major in environmental studies and political science. She is looking forward to editing some really amazing papers this year, as well as working with some awesome people!

Lily Jones (she/her) is a fourth year Political Science student with a minor in Global Development Studies. Lily's primary interests are in exploring structures of oppression and theories of injustice. Lily is currently writing her honors thesis on how stigma interacts with legislation governing prostitute autonomy.

Rowan Zouboules (they/them) is a 5th year Political Science Student and policy nerd with publication credits in Global Public Health Journal and Health and Social Care in the Community. They previously worked as a research assistant for the University of Toronto's Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, and for the Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Rowan brings academic knowledge in publishing, research methods, copy-editing, and literary critique to support students in their writing. Academic accessibility is of particular interest to them, and they are looking forward to collaborating with classmates this upcoming year.

Dorothy Poon (she/her)  is a fourth-year Honours Sociology student who is also working towards a minor in Professional Communications. She is particularly interested in the sociopolitical dimensions of migration patterns, transnationalism, and identity construction. Dorothy is excited to work with a team of talented undergraduate writers and student editors to make this year's OnPol journal the best it can be! 

Keiran Ellis (she/her) is a third-year student majoring in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. Her areas of study include international relations, international law, critical race theory, and applied ethics. She was also published in Vol. 14 of the OnPol publication. Keiran looks forward to working with all of the wonderful and talented staff at OnPol to create a noteworthy second issue of Vol. 14!

Dorothy Hodgins (she/her) is in her fifth year at UVIC pursuing a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science and minoring in Indigenous Studies. She is also on co-op right now with Michael and Ramneet. She volunteers with a couple enviro justice organizations when she's not going entirely insane with other commitments. She enjoys reading and writing poetry, forcing her roommates to eat her baking disasters, finding new music and forcing her friends to listen to it and diving for dumpster food to fuel the first two initiatives.