Mission Statement

The Baines Report is an approved student organization composed of and governed by students of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The Baines Report is dedicated to publishing student op-eds, blogs, and other media related to public policy.

The opinions expressed in all content published by the Baines Report shall exclusively reflect those of the authors and not necessarily the views of the LBJ School of Public Affairs or Baines Report staff.

Current Staff


Elizabeth Petruy

Managing Editor

Molly Adler

Global Section

Head Editor: Ryan Duffy

Head Writer: Kelsey Ritchie

Staff Writers: Claire Huitt, Mary Mills, Laura Sigelmann, Janina Staguhn, Alexa Tavarez

National Section

Head Editor: Sephra Thomas

Head Writer: George Basaly

Staff Writer: Nina Guidice

State Section

Head Editor: Laura Thomas

Head Writer: Laurie Roberts

Staff Writer: Audrey Brandl

Local Section

Head Editor: Clare Lanaux

Head Writer: Sarah Pollock


Jacquelyn Chorush