our team

our team

Our exceptional team is young, inspired,
creative, and ready to take on the world.


senior leadership


Gabriel Davis (he/him/his)

Gabriel Davis is the Founder and Executive Director of The Overseas Dispatch. A Connecticut native, he graduated in 2020 from the University of Chicago with a degree in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He speaks Arabic, French, Hebrew, and Spanish, and he has received both the Critical Language Scholarship and the Boren Scholarship. His written work has been featured in The New Arab, Inside Arabia, and Jadaliyya. He currently lives in Washington, D.C., and is interested in international development, cooking, and puns. He can be reached at gabe.davis@overseasdispatch.org

Henry French (he/him/his)

Henry French (he/him/his) is the Director of Administration at the Overseas Outreach. After graduating from the University of Chicago in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, Henry worked for a Midwestern state child & family services cabinet office, and started his own business consulting for local government development projects. An avid storyteller and team player, he’s excited to highlight the enormous talent at The Overseas Dispatch and grow with the organization. He can be reached at administration@overseasdispatch.org

Gabriel Newman (he/him/his)

Gabriel Newman is the Director of Content Creation at The Overseas Dispatch. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area and a graduate of the University of Puget Sound with degrees in International Political Economy and Chinese Language and Culture, he spent his first two years after graduation working in Zhejiang Province and Beijing. His main interests are environmental economics, public health, human history, and transit-oriented affordable housing policy. He enjoys photography, reading, and exploring the trails in the Bay Area in his free time. He can be reached at content-creation@overseasdispatch.org.


departmental leadership


Sarah Allis (she/her/hers)

Sarah Allis is the Head of DEI Development at The Overseas Dispatch. She received a Boren Scholarship for study in Tokyo in 2011-2012 while completing a Bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College in Anthropology & Sociology and International & Area Studies, and recently completed a Master’s of Human Rights from the University of Minnesota. With her background in human rights and data analysis, she aims to build a strong DEI system with TOD to ensure a culture of inclusivity and promote the value of all members and their perspectives. She can be reached at dei-development@overseasdispatch.org.

Amapola Rangel (she/her/hers)

Amapola Rangel is the Editor in Chief of the Review Board at The Overseas Dispatch. She is a Cultural Anthropologist, with a double major in Multicultural Relations from the University of the Americas, Puebla. A traveler since a young age, she has a particular interest in themes about identity and culture. Her research focuses on indigenous textiles and collective intellectual property, about which she has presented papers, articles, and her bachelors’ thesis. Amapola currently works for a non-for profit organization, managing sustainable development projects. She enjoys reading, drawing, and is hardly ever seen without a cup of coffee or a notebook by her side. She can be reached at review-board@overseasdispatch.org.

Jaycee Scanlon (she/her/hers)

Jaycee Scanlon (she/her/hers) is theHead of Communications at The Overseas Dispatch. She graduated with BAs in Communication Arts and English, as well as a minor in Environmental Studies from Salisbury University in 2020. Jaycee studied abroad in Stirling, Scotland in 2018, during which time she visited over ten countries. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. She can be reached at communications@overseasdispatch.org

Petie Schill (she/her/hers)

Petie Schill is the Head Multimedia Editor at The Overseas Dispatch. She is a senior pursuing a degree in Foreign Languages from Scripps College, where she studies Spanish, Italian, Latin, and Swahili. She is currently studying abroad in Barcelona, where she has also started to learn Romanian and Catalan. Twice a Critical Language Scholar, Petie is passionate about European and East African affairs, immigration policy, and refugee advocacy. She has edited videos for U.S. Embassy Nairobi and Idaho Public Television, and has created short documentaries to advocate for better treatment of resettled refugees. She can be reached at multimedia@overseasdispatch.org.

Christina Walker (she/her/hers)

Christina Walker is the Editor in Chief for The Overseas Dispatch Magazine at The Overseas Dispatch. In her role, she manages the Editorial Board, ensures all manuscripts are processed accordingly and fairly, and provides feedback to authors. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and French Language and Literature from Oakland University in December 2020. Her research centers around African Stabilization and her most recent publications include: Do Truth and Reconciliation Committees Improve Human Rights? Evidence from Africa (The Journal of the Middle East and Africa) and Learning through Peer Reviewing and Publishing in the Pi Sigma Alpha Undergraduate Journal of Politics: Twenty Years Later (PS: Political Science & Politics). She can be reached at magazine@overseasdispatch.org.


board of trustees


Min Park (she/her/hers)

Min Park is the Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees at The Overseas Dispatch. She has more than four years of experience in implementing foreign assistance programs. Currently, she is an MA student at Sciences Po. Prior, she graduated in 2017 from Emory University with a degree in International Studies and Arabic. She is a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship, National Security Language Initiative for Youth, and Ibn Battuta Peace and Diplomacy Scholarship. Min is passionate about diaspora and women voices in security policy, forced displacement, and has a strong love for podcasts and playing jazz trumpet.

Jake Eugene Kennedy (he/him/his)

Jake Kennedy is a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Overseas Dispatch. Originally from the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Jake is currently pursuing his Master of Professional Studies from Cornell University in the Department of Global Development, with a specialization in agriculture. In his studies and research, he is focusing on agricultural extension services, food waste distribution/consolidation networks, justice within international food systems, and assessing what food sovereignty could look like in those existing systems. Before pursuing his master’s degree, Jake was both a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zambia, working as an Agroforestry Extension Specialist, and a Fulbright Grant recipient, teaching English at Mongolia’s University of Life Science. He enjoys photography, writing poetry, gardening, and playing bluegrass music in his free time.

Daniel Lindbergh Lang (he/him/his)

Daniel Lindbergh Lang is a Member of the Board of Trustees at The Overseas Dispatch. Originally from the Midwest and later southern Nevada, he graduated in 2019 from the University of Nevada, Reno with a degree in journalism, emphases in public relations and advertising. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and past Critical Language Scholar, he also speaks both Mandarin Chinese and Mongolian. His written work has featured in the Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes and in WorldView magazine of the National Peace Corps Association. He loves to travel, and is interested in intercultural communication, profound moments, and spreading joy. He can be reached at daniellang@nevada.unr.edu.

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