THE  CAROLINA  SCIENTIFIC  EDITORIAL  BOARD

Get  to  know  the  team!   Hover  over a  team  member's  picture  for  a  short  bio!


EDITORS  IN  CHIEF

ESTHER KWON

 Esther is a senior pursuing a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She previously wrote for one  Carolina Scientific  issue and was a Design Editor last year. She does research in the Duronio Lab focusing on variant histones in Drosophila, and she also participates in SUCCEED and Enrich ELL. Her other interests include drawing, catching up on TV shows, and participating in Escape Rooms with friends.

Esther is a senior pursuing a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She previously wrote for one Carolina Scientific issue and was a Design Editor last year. She does research in the Duronio Lab focusing on variant histones in Drosophila, and she also participates in SUCCEED and Enrich ELL. Her other interests include drawing, catching up on TV shows, and participating in Escape Rooms with friends.

ADESH RANGANNA

Adesh is a senior pursuing a BSPH in Nutrition and a BA in public policy. He contributed to CS previously as a staff writer and copy editor. He works as a Resident Advisor in Kenan Community, conducts research in the Nutrition department of UNC’s school of public health, and volunteers with the IFC Food Pantry. In his free time, Adesh enjoys table tennis, hiking, and reading. 


 EDITORS

AUBREY KNIER  ~ COPY EDITOR

 Aubrey is a junior double-majoring in Biology and Studio Art. She has previously served as a writer and copy staff member for  Carolina Scientific . She is also the Vice President of the Gardening and Ethnobotany club, a research assistant in Dr. Gensel’s paleobotany lab, and was involved in air quality research in the Galápagos Islands this past summer! Aubrey also enjoys adventures, music, books, memes, coffee, dogs and scary movies.

Aubrey is a junior double-majoring in Biology and Studio Art. She has previously served as a writer and copy staff member for Carolina Scientific. She is also the Vice President of the Gardening and Ethnobotany club, a research assistant in Dr. Gensel’s paleobotany lab, and was involved in air quality research in the Galápagos Islands this past summer! Aubrey also enjoys adventures, music, books, memes, coffee, dogs and scary movies.

 

ALEX CORBETT ~ DESIGN EDITOR

 Alexandra is a junior pursuing a BS in biochemistry. She previously wrote, illustrated, designed, and copy edited for two issues of  Carolina Scientific . She is a volunteer with Hospice House, and is involved in the campus's creative writing and philosophy clubs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, art, and sewing an unreasonable number of upside down  Star Wars  pajamas. 

Alexandra is a junior pursuing a BS in biochemistry. She previously wrote, illustrated, designed, and copy edited for two issues of Carolina Scientific. She is a volunteer with Hospice House, and is involved in the campus's creative writing and philosophy clubs. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, art, and sewing an unreasonable number of upside down Star Wars pajamas. 

 

ANDREW SE ~ ASSOCIATE EDITOR

 Andrew is a sophomore pursing a BSPH in Health Policy & Management with a minor in Biology. He has worked with Carolina Scientific over the past year as a staff writer and copy editor. Apart from working on the magazine, he serves as Co-Director of Finance for UNC AMWHO and Membership Officer of Heeling in Harmony. In his free time, Andrew loves photography, video games, listening to classical music, and practicing piano and alto saxophone.

Andrew is a sophomore pursing a BSPH in Health Policy & Management with a minor in Biology. He has worked with Carolina Scientific over the past year as a staff writer and copy editor. Apart from working on the magazine, he serves as Co-Director of Finance for UNC AMWHO and Membership Officer of Heeling in Harmony. In his free time, Andrew loves photography, video games, listening to classical music, and practicing piano and alto saxophone.

 

SARA EDWARDS ~ ASSOCIATE EDITOR

AKSHAY SANKAR ~ MANAGING EDITOR

 Akshay is a senior majoring in biostatistics. He contributed to CS previously as a staff writer. His interests include playing table tennis, watching sports, and reading.

Akshay is a senior majoring in biostatistics. He contributed to CS previously as a staff writer. His interests include playing table tennis, watching sports, and reading.

 

MARWAN HAWARI ~ ASSOCIATE EDITOR

 Marwan is a senior double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Biology. He has conducted research in the biology department at UNC and has also worked in an HIV dynamics lab at the National Cancer Institute. Marwan serves on the staff for  JOURney , the UNC Journal of Undergraduate Research, as well. In his free time, Marwan likes watching movies and playing table tennis.

Marwan is a senior double majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Biology. He has conducted research in the biology department at UNC and has also worked in an HIV dynamics lab at the National Cancer Institute. Marwan serves on the staff for JOURney, the UNC Journal of Undergraduate Research, as well. In his free time, Marwan likes watching movies and playing table tennis.

 

JANET YAN ~ ASSOCIATE EDITOR

 Janet is a senior pursuing a BSPH in biostatistics. She contributed to CS previously as a staff writer. She is a member of Flying Silk, a traditional Chinese dance group at UNC. Her interests include photography, traveling, and reading. 

Janet is a senior pursuing a BSPH in biostatistics. She contributed to CS previously as a staff writer. She is a member of Flying Silk, a traditional Chinese dance group at UNC. Her interests include photography, traveling, and reading. 

 

RICKY CHEN ~ ASSOCIATE EDITOR

 Sara is a grad student in the Environment and Science Communication dual degree program. Sara graduated from UNC last year and is excited to be coming back to the editorial board of Carolina Scientific. She has contributed to the magazine since her first year at UNC and has written on topics ranging from computer science to coral reefs. Outside of science writing, Sara also works for Carolina Performing Arts and loves dancing, knitting, and reading. 

Sara is a grad student in the Environment and Science Communication dual degree program. Sara graduated from UNC last year and is excited to be coming back to the editorial board of Carolina Scientific. She has contributed to the magazine since her first year at UNC and has written on topics ranging from computer science to coral reefs. Outside of science writing, Sara also works for Carolina Performing Arts and loves dancing, knitting, and reading. 

 Richard is a junior double majoring in Quantitative Biology and Chemistry. He contributed to CS previously as a staff writer. Richard Plays for the UNC Ice Hockey team and works for the Maddox Lab studying cytoskeletal dynamics in cell division. His other interests include playing inline hockey, reading, and weightlifting.

Richard is a junior double majoring in Quantitative Biology and Chemistry. He contributed to CS previously as a staff writer. Richard Plays for the UNC Ice Hockey team and works for the Maddox Lab studying cytoskeletal dynamics in cell division. His other interests include playing inline hockey, reading, and weightlifting.


LOGISTICS

ELIZABETH SMITH ~ TREASURER

 Elizabeth is a junior physics (BS) major. She originally joined the  CS  team as a staff writer. She is a peer tutor for physics, math, and Chinese courses, and is involved in astrophysics research. She also volunteers and serves as Conference Chair for HOSA. Her hobbies include hanging out with her pug, going to amusement parks, and playing video games.

Elizabeth is a junior physics (BS) major. She originally joined the CS team as a staff writer. She is a peer tutor for physics, math, and Chinese courses, and is involved in astrophysics research. She also volunteers and serves as Conference Chair for HOSA. Her hobbies include hanging out with her pug, going to amusement parks, and playing video games.

 

RHEA JAISINGHANI ~ ONLINE CONTENT MANAGER

 Rhea is a sophomore intending to double major in Biostatistics and Mathematics. She is involved in diabetes technology research in the School of Nutrition and serves as an event planner for PI+CH, UNC's public health innovation organization. She enjoys dancing on and traveling with Chalkaa, UNC's competitive Bollywood fusion dance team. In her free time, Rhea loves to explore new restaurants, drink loads of coffee, and lay in the quad!

Rhea is a sophomore intending to double major in Biostatistics and Mathematics. She is involved in diabetes technology research in the School of Nutrition and serves as an event planner for PI+CH, UNC's public health innovation organization. She enjoys dancing on and traveling with Chalkaa, UNC's competitive Bollywood fusion dance team. In her free time, Rhea loves to explore new restaurants, drink loads of coffee, and lay in the quad!

SIDHARTH SIRDESHMUKH ~ ASSOCIATE TREASURER

 Sidharth is a sophomore biology (BS) and philosophy (BA) double-major, who is on the pre-med track. He started writing for Carolina Scientific during his freshman year, and had a chance to explore the topics of false-positives in genomic screening and predicting HIV outbreaks. Aside from writing for the magazine, Sidharth is also an active member of UNC’s Club Tennis team, the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, and an Undergraduate Fellow of the Parr Center for Ethics. He is a research assistant in the Anton Lab, where he is studying the effects of RTTN gene mutations on the development of neurological disorders like microcephaly, polymicrogyria, and pachygyria, using a BioID methodology to identify interactor proteins.

Sidharth is a sophomore biology (BS) and philosophy (BA) double-major, who is on the pre-med track. He started writing for Carolina Scientific during his freshman year, and had a chance to explore the topics of false-positives in genomic screening and predicting HIV outbreaks. Aside from writing for the magazine, Sidharth is also an active member of UNC’s Club Tennis team, the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, and an Undergraduate Fellow of the Parr Center for Ethics. He is a research assistant in the Anton Lab, where he is studying the effects of RTTN gene mutations on the development of neurological disorders like microcephaly, polymicrogyria, and pachygyria, using a BioID methodology to identify interactor proteins.

 

SOPHIE TROYER ~ PUBLICITY/FUNDRAISING CHAIR

 Sophie is a junior double-majoring in Biology and English, with a minor in Spanish for the Medical Professions. She has previously written three articles for  Carolina Scientific . Sophie has done research on  E. coli  in the Arthur lab and is currently researching mucin-associated proteins in the Kesimer lab. She loves volunteering and is very involved in Circle K on campus. Her other interests include playing violin and mandolin, drawing, and reading as much as humanly possible.

Sophie is a junior double-majoring in Biology and English, with a minor in Spanish for the Medical Professions. She has previously written three articles for Carolina Scientific. Sophie has done research on E. coli in the Arthur lab and is currently researching mucin-associated proteins in the Kesimer lab. She loves volunteering and is very involved in Circle K on campus. Her other interests include playing violin and mandolin, drawing, and reading as much as humanly possible.