CR Staff

Max Heller
2022
Max is a sophomore planning on concentrating in Computer Science. When he isn't running or working, he enjoys consuming large quantities of peanut butter and gulping water to stay hydrated.
Jed Fox
2023
Jed is a sophomore planning on concentrating in CS. He’s from upstate New York.
Ingrid Ren
2023
Ingrid '23 is from the San Francisco Bay Area and is concentrating in English CNF. She enjoys writing about her life, eating grapefruit, and learning to play the ukulele.
Nick Romig
2021
Nick Romig '21 is a concentrator in Computer Science-Economics from Springfield, Oregon.
Matthew Dai
2021.5
Matt is a junior in Brown's newly-founded Zoom School of Online Learning concentrating in Business Economics & East Asian Studies. Some of his friends also know him as Maddai. When he's not writing reviews, running Mahjong Club (join Mahjong Club and learn how to play!), studying, eating, or sleeping, Maddai is watching YouTube, thinking about food, or going to Boston (pre-COVID, rip) to indulge in food.
Izzie Kim
2022
Izzie ‘22 is a Psychology concentrator from New York. She is a cheerleader for Brown and loves skiing, pasta, and dogs.
Madhu Subramanian
2024
Madhu is a First Year from Portland, Oregon concentrating in Public Health.
George Daccache
2021
George is a senior at Brown concentrating in Applied Math and History. He enjoys running, baking, self-drags, and the Oxford comma.
Yudu Zang
2021
This is Ryan and he is currently a junior concentrating in History, even though he applied to Brown as a biology major and spent his freshmen year studying computer science. He loves tennis and drawing :)
Parker Zane
2021
Parker is a sophomore concentrating in Assyriology and archaeology.
Shanzeh Sayied
2022
Shanzeh is a sophomore concentrating in Neuroscience. She enjoys blue room muffins, watching jeopardy, and NYT crosswords.
Hai Ning Ng
2023
Hai Ning is an anthropology concentrator from Singapore who misses Blueno and the Blue Room.
Joon Nam
2023
Hi! I'm Joon, a junior studying public health and IAPA. I'm best known for my one-hit wonder video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgtzisVDyM
Zoey Grant
2024
Zoey is a first year from LA, intending to concentrate in English. She loves writing (whether that be handwritten letters or short stories) and is excited to be a part of the Critical Review.
Devan Paul
2024
Devan Paul is a first-year who will probably end up concentrating in Public Health and Urban Studies. He loves fog, well-funded public transportation, and super obnoxious arty horror movies.
Emily Hinds
2024
Emily is a first-year from Seattle, Washington considering concentrating in math or French. She loves running and making friendship bracelets.
Ziwen Zhou
2023
Ziwen Zhou '23 is an APMA/CS concentrator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He loves trying new foods, spending time and nature, and playing strategy games. He may or may not be a fun guy...
Zachary J Weachter
2023
Zach (he/him) is a Sophomore concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience from a small town in Southern New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. At Brown, he participates in student theatre, the Chorus, and Meiklejohn advising.
Alexander Nadirashvili
2024
Alex is a first-year, soon-to-be English concentrator from New Jersey. He enjoys embroidery, Taylor Swift, and annual binges of Gilmore Girls.
Alyssa Marie Loo
2024
Alyssa hails from sunny Singapore and still wears too many layers out even in Providence summer. Boba is her sustenance and caffeine her substance; usually found sleeping or wishing she was sleeping.
Madeleine Amavilah
2022
Madeleine studies in the Science, Technology, and Society department and works for the Brown Center for Students of Color.
Dylan Letellier
2021
Dylan is a senior from Fredericksburg, VA. An English concentrator, she is passionate about youth literacy. She also enjoys hiking, watching Survivor, and perusing other Critical Review posts.
Mimi Sanford
2021
Mimi is an Architecture concentrator from Easton, Maryland. She enjoys drawing, playing video games with her friends, and irresponsibly wasting money at Bagel Gourmet.
Kaitlyn Mi
2022
Kaitlyn is a Cognitive Neuroscience concentrator from Nashville, Tennessee. She spends her free time creating playlists with very specific vibes, avoiding the consumption of fruits, and subtly trying to recruit people to join Brown Science Olympiad.
Shenandoah Duraideivamani
2022
I was born in LA but I grew up in India. I am a sophomore and planning to concentrate in Computer Science. I love any food that is spicy and I'd eat curry for life.
Lauren Toneatto
2022
Lauren Toneatto '22 is an English and History of Art & Architecture concentrator from Westchester, New York. When she's not sifting through Critical Review surveys, you can find her trying out new restaurants on Thayer Street.
Annette Lee
2023
Annette is from Champaign, Illinois and concentrating in International and Public Affairs. She dreams of Providence getting a yarn shop.
Shiyi Zhang
2022
Shiyi Zhang '22 is an applied math-economics concentrator with additional interests in cognitive sciences. She strives to combine the two disciplines and examine behavioral economics. Her home town is Beijing, China, but she left for high school in Wisconsin. People know her as Sherry, who excessively enjoy to organize things and to teach all kinds of things that she is slightly good at.
Tony Zhu
2022
Tony Zhu is an APMA-Econ from Beijing, China. He is a giant foodie and gamer, devoting his time to video games and traveling to find the next best thing for his palate.
Charlotte DeVaughn
2022
Charlotte '22 is from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is double concentrating in Social Analysis and Research and Statistics. She enjoys singing, playing soccer and laughing with her friends.
Aubrey Li
2023
A dreamer, realist, language lover (all kinds!), book worm, writer, traveller, food-hunter combined :)
Hsiao Shan Peck
2023
Peck thinks the Vdub is better than the Ratty, and welcomes anyone to fight her on this.
Elisabeth Steele
2023
Elisabeth "Lynden" Steele is from Rowayton, Connecticut, just a two and a half-hour drive from campus... She has yet to declare a concentration (thanks to the open curriculum!), but is nonetheless interested in areas including Literary Arts and Gender Studies!
Andrew Li
2024
Andrew is a first-year from Virginia planning on concentrating in computer science and economics.
Orly Richter
2024
Orly is a prospective Public Health concentrator from New Haven, Connecticut who enjoys baking, photography, and eating bagels
Nora Ong
Sophomore
Nora is a member of the Class of 2023, double concentrating in Environmental Studies and Public Policy. Outside of the Critical Review, she is on the sailing team.
Lily Ward-Diorio
2023
Lily is an IAPA concentrator from Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. She loves theatre, fruit snacks, and John Mulaney.
Maureen O'Malley
2022
Maureen is an Applied Math and Public Policy concentrator from Buffalo, NY! She is an avid fan of Mexican and Mediterranean food, follows The Bachelor religiously, and loves to thrift shop.
Victoria Rose
2023
Victoria is from rural West Virginia (and it's all she ever talks about—be warned). When she's not doing geology-concentrator things (licking rocks), she enjoys reading, crocheting, rousing discussions about why crocheting is better than knitting, and terrorizing Brown students who are JUST TRYING TO STUDY IN PEACE, OKAY??? as a member of the Brown Band.
Benjamin Lee
2024
Ben '24 can't seem to find a better profile pic.
Vineetha Yadlapalli
2022
Vineetha Yadlapalli '22 is a Neuroscience concentrator from Franklin, MA. On campus, she is also involved in the Brown Brain Bee and Connect For Health. She enjoys reading, singing, and exploring food places in the city!
Noble Brigham
2024
Noble Brigham '24 is a first-year student from Philadelphia interested in concentrating in history and English.
Ryan Lum
2023
Ryan is an Applied Maths with Economics and Music concentrator. When not studying, he spends his time cooking, writing songs, and obsessing over cheesecake.
Kristoffer Balintona
2024
Kristoffer is a freshman from Chicago, Illinois. He likes staying in his bed but has made it a goal to try new things in college.
Haley Seo
2023
Haley is an APMA-Bio concentrator from Los Angeles, California who eats lemons and limes as if they're oranges; feel free to ask her if her taste buds are okay.
Orion Bloomfield
2024
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Akash Singirikonda
2024
Hi, I'm Akash!
Lorenzo Mahoney
2024
Lorenzo Mahoney '24 is a Biology concentrator born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a big fan of Survivor, soccer, and Vietnamese food.
Jelynn Tatad
2024
A self-proclaimed procrastinator, Jelynn wrote this in the middle of the night approximately a month after she was told to do her bio. She comes from Southern California and is concentrating Applied Math-Biology [and maybe East Asian Studies]. She spends her time making geometric origami shapes, crying over K-Dramas, and mourning over L leaving for the military.
Retta Karpinski
2024
Retta is a no-idea-until-last-minute concentrator who just got a $2 razor scooter at a garage sale and loves the color red. Say hi if you see her zippin' around!
Anirudh Narsipur
2024
Anirudh is a first year student from Bengaluru,India. He loves all four seasons and flavorful food.
Francesca Vecchio
2024
Francesca '24 is a biomedical engineering concentrator from Providence, Rhode Island. She enjoys baking, watching sunsets, and perusing Netflix.
Makoto Kobayashi
2023
Makoto is a biology and anthropology concentrator from Boston, Massachusetts. In his free time, he likes cooking, listening to podcasts, and playing the guitar.
Theo Fernandez
2024
Theo Fernandez is a Computer Science major from Los Angeles, California. He loves hiking, building, and eating good food. His favorite food is Lasagna.
Holly Zheng
2022
Holly is a first-year student considering Linguistics and maybe Computer Science. She was born and raised in Beijing, China, and she went to high school in Massachusetts. When she is not writing or coding, she enjoys every opportunity to play her clarinet.
Rebecca Herman
2022
Rebecca is a sophomore concentrating in history, which can be attributed to her obsession with 1776 and Hamilton. Aside from being a writer for the Critical Review, she is a foodie, ballroom dancer, and RPDR junkie.
Olivia Johnson
2022
Olivia is a freshman from New York concentrating in Computer Science. She enjoys playing soccer, browsing through Netflix, and frequenting Bagel Gourmet Olé.
Aditya Kapur
2022
Aditya is a first-year from New Delhi, India concentrating in Mathematics and possibly Economics or History. He enjoys reading the news and history articles, watching good TV shows and movies and traveling.
Juliette Woodcum
2023
Juliette is a second year planning on studying Literary Arts and enjoys expressing her work through both literary and visual means. She enjoys writing, trying new restaurants, and exploring new cities. Juliette is also pursuing a certificate in Entrepreneurship and focuses on socially responsible start ups. Oftentimes she can be found holed up in nooks around campus or waiting in a line in the Blue Room to get a much needed caffeine boost.
Zeke Hertz
2023
Zeke Hertz is a first year Political Science concentrator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enjoys hiking, running, and trying new foods.
Oliver Kneen
2023
Oliver Kneen is a first-year student from Houston, Texas. His ideal Friday night is spent watching Netflix while eating Indian food, but he also enjoys writing short stories, preparing meals, and playing board games.
Tommy Bellaire
2023
Tommy Bellaire is a first year from Winchester, MA. He loves the outdoors, music, anything wholesome, and studying maps.
Katarina Fernandez
2022
Katarina is a transfer student from Sacramento, CA. She has no idea what her concentration should be.
Eliza Berman
2023
Eliza is a first-year from New York City potentially concentrating in Computer Science. She enjoys being outdoors and she loves coffee and chocolate.
Rebecca Carcieri
2023
Rebecca is a political science and economics concentrator from Warwick, Rhode Island.
Andrew Yan
2023
Andrew is a first-year coming from Boston, MA, and is excited to be able to contribute to the Critical Review after having spent so many hours on there already. He is considering concentrating in biochemistry, but has an interest in history and international relations. Outside of the Critical Review, Andrew enjoys sailing, frisbee, and cooking.
Claire Zeller
2021.5
Claire is a PoliSci concentrator from Los Angeles, CA. She likes tofu, frogs, and Russia.
Cristian Loor
2022
Cristian is a sophomore from New Jersey planning on studying psychology. When they're not doing homework or writing Critical Reviews, you can find them screaming quietly to the latest twist in a novella.
Kaitlan Bui
2022
Kaitlan is a sophomore from Southern California (West Coast Best Coast) concentrating in English. She loves reading handwritten letters, attempting to roast marshmallows over a beach bonfire, and taking her younger cousin out to eat ice cream and borrow library books. Kaitlan finds writing bios difficult and would rather get to know people over a bowl of Andrew’s (fake) pho.
Danny Li
2023
Danny is a sports fan, movie enthusiast, and music lover. In his opinion, the Critical Review is what sets Brown apart from other institutions in the nation.