Team Biographies

Our Team

The Caspian team is a diverse bunch. We come from various backgrounds and are all going to different places. Regardless, our passion for keeping abreast of international events unites us as one.

Want to learn more about a team member? Keep scrolling to read our biographies.

Editor in Chief

Ellen Fischer

Ellen Fischer is a Senior at Patrick Henry College studying Government with a focus on International Politics and Policy. She grew up in a military family and is well versed in the landscape of the United States due to moving 19 times by the age of 17. Currently, she lives in northern Virginia and is actively involved on her school’s soccer team and managing the Caspian Project. After college, she hopes to work in the communications field focusing on the persecution of religious minorities around the world. 

Associate Editor

Elaina Kilker

Elaina is a Government: International Politics and Policy major. After graduation Elaina would like to find a meaningful job in government in which she can make a difference. She would especially enjoy one in which she could motivate young people to recognize their civic duties. Directly across the river from Harrisburg, Elaina resides in Enola, Pennsylvania with her family. She is involved with Generation Joshua, plays on the basketball team, and is the events coordinator for the Alexandria Historical Society.  

Copy Editor

Jake Bell

Jake Bell is a PHC college student planning to major in Economics and Business Analytics, with some political theory classes thrown in. However that looks, Jake is passionate about music, creating visually-appealing graphics, meeting new people, and always learning more about international politics. Originally from London, England, Jake anticipates making the most of his time in the Washington, D.C. area while he figures out where he will work after graduation. In his spare time, Jake enjoys Mock Trial, sprinting, playing piano, and trying new adventure sports. 

Research Editor

Nikolas Frey

Nikolas is a sophomore at Patrick Henry College where he majors in Government: American Politics & Policy. After graduation, Nikolas plans to attend law school with the desire to work in the federal government. Nikolas’s passion is for service, both now and in the future and always searches for ways to help others. At Patrick Henry College, Nikolas competes in both varsity Mock Trial and Civic Debate. As well, Nikolas works on the George Wythe Review and is a founding member of the Patrick Henry Pre-Law Society. Nikolas is from Cape May, NJ and when he is not studying, is an avid sports fan.

Editor

Sahknaa Relph

Sahknaa is pursuing a Government Major with a track in American Politics and Policy. Her goal is to work in government after graduation, serving at the state level. Sahknaa is originally from a small town in South Dakota, aptly named Watertown because of the surrounding lakes. She enjoys the cello, political theory books, and a good walk.