Ryan Champeau ’23

Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs

Degree Program: A.B.

Certificate Programs: Cognitive Science

Research Interests: Public Policy, Decision-Making, Law, Economics

Bio:I’m a senior from New Jersey who likes dogs, photography, and writing! I’m interested in exploring how I can use research to have a positive impact on the Princeton community and beyond. Within SPIA, I have conducted research on mass incarceration, public opinion, social movements, and more. On campus, I am a Residential College Advisor, former Chair of the Whitman College Council, Scholar of Finance, Club Golf member, Community Action leader, and Co-Chair of the ’23 Class Day Committee. I’m also really enthusiastic and love to rap!

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Virginia Cobbs ’25

Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Degree: A.B.

Research Interests: Bumble Bee social behavior, Parkinson’s Disease, Medical Racism

Bio: My name is Virginia and I am a sophomore majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary biology. I grew up in Birmingham, AL (roll tide!) and before coming to Princeton, I spent a year researching Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. I am now researching Bumble bees in the lab of Prof. Sarah Kocher here at Princeton, and I also work with Prof. Fuentes in the Anthropology dept studying racial bias in medical algorithms. When not in the lab I enjoy reading, biking, and sailing.

Amaya Dressler ’25

Social Sciences Correspondent

 Concentration: Psychology or Anthropology 

Degree Program: A.B.

Certificate Programs: Humanistic Studies, Global Health and Health Policy

Research Interests: Menstrual Health and Dysfunction, Endocrinology, Cognitive Science, Nutrition, Medical Institutions and Health Disparity

Bio: I am a sophomore from Littlestown, PA. As a pre med student looking to concentrate in either Psychology or Anthropology, my research interests extend broadly across women’s health and healthcare reform. Outside of research, I can be found writing for Nassau Weekly or working with the PACE center as a CA fellow, and I am always happy to chat! I am usually hanging out either reading in Butler Library or dancing in one of the campus’s open studios. 

Mahya Fazel-Zarandi ’25

Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Molecular Biology 

Degree Program: A.B.

Certificate Program(s): Quantitative and Computational Biology, Applications of Computing 

Research Interests: Computational biology, Genetics and genetic engineering, Biological chemistry

Bio: I am a sophomore from Toronto, Canada, majoring in molecular biology. I am interested in the intersection of biology and computer science and its application in the field of genetics. Outside of my classes and research, I write for the Daily Princetonian, listen to classical music, and play my Persian instrument, santoor. 

Recent posts by Mahya Fazel-Zarandi

Kate Weseley-Jones ’25

Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: Art History

Degree Program: A.B.

Research interests: ancient art, heritage conservation, behavioral science, gender studies

Bio: Hi, my name is Kate and I’m a sophomore from Long Island, NY! I’m planning to pursue a degree in art history, but I’m interested in most things that fall in the overlap between the humanities and social sciences. When I’m not hunched over a book, you can find me on campus playing the cello or practicing new tricks with the Aerial Arts Club.

Alexis Wu ’25

Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Computer Science

 

Degree Program: B.S.E.

Research Interests: Applications of computing, educational technology, human-computer interaction, computer-aided design, art history

Bio: I am a sophomore from San Diego, CA, majoring in computer science. I am interested in the wide range of computer science applications, particularly in other engineering fields, history, and the arts. On campus, I am also a student tour guide for the Princeton University Art Museum and a mentor with Community House Big Sibs.

 

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Abhimanyu Banerjee ’23 – Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Economics
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Monetary policy, fiscal policy, income inequality, financial bubbles, sustainability

Posts by Abhimanyu Banerjee

Austin Davis ’23 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: History
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: History, historical memory, urban studies, post-1900 United States, social stratification and structures, and post-1400 Europe.

Posts by Austin Davis

Bridget Denzer ’23 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Degree Program: B.S.E.
Certificate Programs: Materials Science, Sustainable Energy
Research Interests: Materials science, nanotechnology, energy technology, sustainability

Posts by Bridget Denzer

Cecilia Kim’23 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Chemistry
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Programs: Global Health, Materials Science
Research Interests: Drug discovery, translational research, health

Posts by Cecilia Kim

Agnes Robang ’23 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Degree Program: B.S.E.
Certificate Programs: Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Applied and Computational Mathematics
Research Interests: Propulsion, aircraft/spacecraft design optimization, computational modeling and simulation

Posts by Agnes Robang

Kamron Soldozy ’22 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Neuroscience
Degree Program: A.B
Certificate Programs: Gender and Sexuality Studies, German
Research Interests: Neuroprosthetics, Motor disorders, Learning/Memory, Gender Studies, Sex/Gender Research in Neuroscience

Posts by Kamron Soldozy

Jalisha Braxton ’16 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Psychology
Degree Program: A.B
Certificate Programs: Neuroscience
Research Interests: cognition, learning disorders

Posts by Jalisha Braxton

Ellie Brietfeld ’20 – Chief Correspondent and Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Psychology
Degree Program: A.B
Certificate Programs: Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Linguistics
Research Interests: Developmental psychology, social neuroscience, language learning

Posts by Ellie Breitfeld

Dylan Blau Edelstein ’17 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures
Degree Program: A.B
Certificate Programs: Latin American Studies, Theater, Ethnography
Research Interests: languages, Latin America, theater, culture, gender and sexuality, social movements

Posts by Dylan Blau Edelstein

Ella Feiner ’22 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Degree Program:
B.S.E.
Certificate Programs:
Quantitative and Computational Biology
Research Interests:
Developmental biology, bioengineering, history of biology, history of medicine

Posts by Ella Feiner

Shanon FitzGerald ’20 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: Religion
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Religion and political theory, American cultural and political history, intellectual history

Posts by Shanon FitzGerald

Elise Freeman ’19 – Humanities Correspondent


Concentration
: French and Italian
Degree Program: A.B
Research Interests: International affairs, culture, francophone countries

Posts by Elise Freeman

Yodahe Gebreegziabher ’22 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Chemistry
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Applications of Computing, Global Health and Health Policy

Posts by Yodahe Gebreegziabher

Alec Getraer ’19 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Geosciences
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Ecology, geology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, climate science

Posts by Alec Getraer

Taylor Griffith ’18 – Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Sociology
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Programs: Creative Writing, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Research Interests: Authors, creative writing, gender, sexuality, media, television

Posts by Taylor Griffith

Stacey Huang ’16 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Electrical Engineering
Degree Program: B.S.E.
Research Interests: laser spectroscopy, applied physics, photonics, circuits

Posts by Stacey Huang

Alec Israeli ’21 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: History
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Labor history, intellectual history, 19th century America, Jewish studies, political theory

Posts by Alec Israeli

Emma Kaeser ’18 – Chief Correspondent and Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Degree Program: A.B
Certificate Programs: Program in French Language and Culture, Program in Urban Studies
Research Interests: Public policy, women and children’s rights, maternal and child health, human rights law

Posts by Emma Kaeser

Kavi Jain ’18 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Degree Program: B.S.E.
Certificate Programs: Statistics and Machine Learning, Applications of Computing
Research Interests: data science, nanotechnology, clean energy, biomimicry

Posts by Kavi Jain

Alexandra Koskosidis ’20 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Degree Program: B.S.E.
Certificate Programs: Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Applications of Computing
Research Interests: Engineering (chemical/biological, mechanical/aerospace), energy, robotics

Posts by Alexandra Koskosidis

Isabelle Laurenzi ’15 – Inaugural Chief Correspondent
Isabelle Laurenzi

Concentration: Religion
Degree Program: A.B
Certificate Programs: Creative Writing and Humanistic Studies
Research Interests: religion, ethics, and politics, philosophy of religion, expressions of religion and ethics in contemporary literature

Posts by Isabelle Laurenzi

Rafi Lehmann ’20 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: History
Degree Program:
A.B.
Certificate Programs:
Urban Studies, Environmental Studies
Research Interests:
Indigenous Studies, Marxism, Post-colonialism, Yiddish

Posts by Rafi Lehmann

Sandeep Mangat ’24 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Molecular Biology
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Programs: Neuroscience, History and the Practice of Diplomacy, Contemporary European Politics and Society
Research Interests: Neuroscience, bioenergetics, metabolism, mitochondrial genetics

Bennett McIntosh ’16 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Chemistry
Degree Program: A.B
Research Interests: biochemistry, protein folding, protein design

Posts by Bennett McIntosh

Yuem Park ’15 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Geosciences
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: geosciences, geology, structural geology, geochemistry, tectonics

Posts by Yuem Park

Melissa Parnagian ’17 – Chief Correspondent and Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Program: American Studies
Research Interests: politics, race, media, representation, mass culture

Posts by Melissa Parnagian

Andrea Reino ’20 – Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Degree Program:
A.B.
Certificate Program:
Spanish
Research Interests:
international relations, human rights law, immigration law, criminal justice, prison reform, politics, public policy

Posts by Andrea Reino

Saira Reyes ’21 – Engineering Correspondent

Concentration: Chemical and Biological Engineering
Degree Program: B.S.E.
Research Interests: Metabolic engineering, material science, nanotechnology

Posts by Saira Reyes

Vidushi Sharma ’17 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: Philosophy
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Programs: Neuroscience, Humanistic Studies
Research Interests: cognitive science, interdisciplinary learning, classical languages, culture

Posts by Vidushi Sharma

Nanako Shirai ’21 – Chief Correspondent and Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Molecular Biology
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Structural biology, epigenetics, biomedical ethics, evolutionary biology, public health

Posts by Nanako Shirai

Zoe Sims ’17 – Natural Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Program: Environmental Studies
Research Interests: ecology, environmental science, acclimatization, climate change

Posts by Zoe Sims

Raya Ward ’21 – Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Human-Computer Interaction and Design
Degree Program:
A.B.
Certificate Programs:
Visual Arts, Technology and Society
Research Interests:
Art history, cognitive psychology, media, design, user experience, human-computer interaction, technology

Posts by Raya Ward

Annie Woehling ’15 – Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Anthropology
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Program: Global Health and Health Policy
Research Interests: sexual health and wellness, life sciences, health policy

Posts by Annie Woehling

Nicholas Wu ’18 – Social Sciences Correspondent

Concentration: Princeton School of Public Policy and International Affairs
Degree Program: A.B.
Certificate Programs: Program in American Studies and East Asian Studies Program
Research Interests: Politics, public policy, migration, race, Asian American studies

Posts by Nicholas Wu

Soo Young Yun ’22 – Humanities Correspondent

Concentration: English
Degree Program: A.B.
Research Interests: Minority literature, politics, international relations, history, race in East Asia, gender and sexuality, media

Posts by Soo Young Yun