Galia Newberger is a junior in Saybrook College studying Humanities and Political Science. Having grown up between Prague, Czech Republic and Chicago, IL, she is particularly interested in how political theory and strategy can be used to promote democratization in the face of extremism. She hopes that her studies in Grand Strategy will help her delve deeper into the strategies and hard choices that underlie our foreign policy as well as the tools for leadership needed to defend democracy in an increasingly perilous world order. Beyond her studies, she currently serves as the communications director of the Yale College Democrats, works as an intern for the Yale Law Journal, is a member of Yale’s competitive model UN team (MUNTY), and works as a Yale tour guide. Galia has also worked as the Managing Editor of the Yale Daily News Magazine and at the Yale Review of International Studies (YRIS). Outside of school, Galia has interned for the ACLU in the Equality Division, which specifically focuses on immigration rights in the United States, and in the Washington D.C office of Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky as a legislative and communications intern. In her free time, Galia likes to read, bake, and dance.