CR Staff

Madhu Subramanian
2023.5
Madhu is a Junior from Portland, Oregon double concentrating in Biology and Public Health. He likes pineapple on pizza, reading, and has always wanted to be on Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.
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.
Jasmine Shum
2024
Jasmine is a junior from Queens, NY concentrating in Computational Biology. She enjoys long runs, reading, and brunch food.
Hannah Jeon
2024
Hannah is a sophomore concentrating in Computer Science from Seattle, WA. She currently lives in Seoul, South Korea and loves food, video games, and snakes (the animal not people).
Jed Fox
2023
Jed is a senior concentrating in CS. He’s from upstate New York.
Joon Nam
2023
Hi! I'm Joon, a junior studying Public Health, International & Public Affairs, and Computer Science. I'm best known for my one-hit wonder video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgtzisVDyM
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.
Paul Lestz
2025
Paul Lestz is a Computer Science and Behavioral Decision Sciences concentrator from Westchester, New York. He loves drumming, rock climbing, and a good ethical dilemma.
Annette Lee
2023
Annette is from Champaign, Illinois and concentrating in International and Public Affairs. She dreams of Providence getting a yarn shop.
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...
Elli Clerides
2024
Elli is a Sociology concentrator from the sunny island of Cyprus. She enjoys reading books, making Taylor Swift playlists, and beating her little brothers at basketball.
Haley Seo
2023
Haley is a senior APMA-Bio concentrator from Los Angeles, California. She eats lemons and limes as if they're oranges; feel free to ask her if her taste buds are okay (they're probably not).
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.
Ivy Zhuang
2025
Ivy'25 is a potential history concentrator from Beijing, China. She is a classic ambivert, who loves meeting new people and chilling in her own room at the same time. She also likes squirrels and capybaras.
Zachary J Weachter
2023
Zach (he/him) is a Junior concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience and Computer Science from a small town in Southern New Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. At Brown, he participates in student theatre, the Chorus, Meiklejohn advising, and Spectrum.
Emily Hinds
2024
Emily is a junior from Seattle, Washington concentrating in CS and French.
Addison Marin
2024
Addie is a sophomore English concentrator from Arlington, Virginia. She loves running on the East Bay Bike Path, sudoku, and Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses.
Devan Paul
2024
Devan Paul is a sophomore who will probably end up concentrating in Health & Human Bio and Urban Studies. He loves fog and quality public transportation.
Happy Ruth Jara
2025
Happy (yes, that is her legal name) is a student from the Philippines. She loves learning about history, mythology, and the exploration of the human condition in literature. When she is not studying, Happy is either playing D&D, head-banging to musicals, or has her head stuck in a book.
Alannah Rivera
2023
Alannah (she/her) is a junior from the Washington, D.C. area concentrating in Urban Studies and History of Art and Architecture. She enjoys Blue Room iced vanilla oat milk lattes and talking about her dog to anyone who will listen.
Hai Ning Ng
2023
Hai Ning is an anthropology concentrator from Singapore who misses Blueno and the Blue Room.
Ayla Kim
2025
Ayla Kim is a first-year student intending to concentrate in Economics & Behavioral Decision Sciences. Outside of the Critical Review, she is a communications assistant for the Donovan Program, a coordinating committee member of the Asian American Political Alliance, and a member of the Southeast Asian Studies Initiative. From northeast New Jersey, she loves trips to New York City or going to the Jersey shore.
Jiayuan Sheng
2024
Hi, this is Jay!
Keelin Gaughan
2025
Keelin Gaughan (she/her) is a second-year studying architecture and art history. She loves urban legends, 40s music, expressionist art, the 13th floor of the sci li, and any novel that sends her into a life crisis.
Yumiko Imai
2026
Yumiko is a Bio concentrator from Haddam, CT. Her obsessions are: The Daily podcast, adult coloring, green tea, and Adele. Her comfort meal is a chicken sandwich from Burger King.
Ayushman Choudhury
2025
Ayushman Choudhury '25 is an APMA-CS and Music concentrator from Ellington, Connecticut. He loves classical, jazz, and Indian music (and fusions of all three), badminton, vegan food, and Wikipedia rabbit holes.
Eric Cho
2026
Eric Cho '26 is an Undecided concentrator from Cumming, Georgia (yes that's the name of the city). He thinks that winter is the best season, but is slowly reconsidering that after living in Rhode Island
Hayden Deffarges
2025
Hayden is a History concentrator from California. In their spare time, Hayden enjoys knitting, making playlists, and roller skating by the beach in their hometown of San Francisco.
Nélari Figueroa
2025
Nélari '25 is an English and Africana Studies intended concentrator from Salinas, Puerto Rico.
Grace Jordan
2024
I am a sophomore planning on concentrating in public health. I am from Providence, RI and love working out and listening to music!
Tommy Frank
2025
I am a sophomore who does not like writing bios.
Qiaoying Chen
2025
Qiaoying is a first-year with interests in literature, public heath, and biology from San Francisco.
Daniel Shin
2026
Daniel Shin is an Econ-CS concentrator from California who enjoys reading books, listening to rap, and teaching others. His favorite foods always contain chicken.
Owen Ryan
2023
Owen is an English concentrator from New York. In his free time he enjoys watching movies and playing piano.
Amaya S Allen
2025
Amaya is a sophomore from New Jersey studying Economics on the Public Policy track. In her free time, she enjoys working out, reading romance novels, and learning more about health and health equity.
Seth Peiris
2026
Seth, a freshman from Maplewood, NJ, is exploring the Applied Math and Hispanic Studies concentrations. Besides writing for the Critical Review, he plays the bassoon in the wind symphony, is a member of the Brown Opinion Project, and volunteers for the Food Recovery Network. He is also on a mission to change the knife hand to be the non-dominant hand.
Taha Siddiqui
2024
Sophomore concentrating in Political Science
Sofia Yee-Wadsworth
2024
Sofia is an IAPA and East Asian Studies concentrator from Boston, MA, and she may or may not be obsessed with apple cider. Most of her time is spent fencing for the Brown Varsity Women's Fencing Team, studying, or wishing she was asleep, but in her few free hours you'll probably find her cooking, writing, or exploring Providence in search of delicious food.
Austin Williams
2026
Austin Williams is a first-year student from Dallas, Texas. He's unsure of his concentration but enjoys playing Clash Royale in his free time.
Aubrie Miller
2026
Aubrie Miller '26 was born in Arizona and grew up in Utah. She is studying Comparative Literature and is a part of the Presidential Scholars Program. She enjoys reading books, watching movies, and eating pasta.
Claire Fan
2025
Claire is a first-year intending to concentrate in Education and Economics from Potomac, Maryland. She loves baking, reading, and the third floor of the Rock.
Savianna Gonzales-Wagner
2024
Savianna is a sophomore from Denver studying biology. She enjoys reading, going on walks, and spending time outdoors.
Summer Goldstein
2023
Summer Goldstein is an English concentrator from Hopewell, New Jersey. She loves skiing, the beach, and both great and terrible TV shows.
Isha Ponugoti
2024
Isha Ponugoti '24 is a transfer student from Carmel, Indiana concentrating in CS-Econ. Her freshman year, she attended the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. As a proponent of studying in aesthetic spaces, you can find her coding away anywhere but in the SciLi!
William Lake
2025
Will ('25) is from Los Angeles, California, and intends to concentrate in International and Public Affairs.
Anirudh Narsipur
2024
Anirudh is a first year student from Bengaluru,India. He loves all four seasons and flavorful food.
Mahlon Page
2025
Mahlon is a pure math/CS concentrator from rural Indiana. He loves nature, having been to almost every National Park (Glacier is the best!!). He seeks adventure whether it be through skydiving, backpacking, or other crazy activities.
Merih Deniz Toruner
2023
I am a junior concentrating in Computational Biology!
Logan Tullai
2025
Logan is a sophomore oncentrating in Political Science and Economics. He enjoys playing trombone, architecture, art history, jazz, and skiing.
Jay Chi
2025
Jay is a first-year from New York City planning to concentrate in ScB Biology. He has been a huge UFC fan ever since he started training in mixed martial arts at the age of 9. Jay loves to work out and go on long walks whenever he has free time. He is not a picky eater and will eat anything and everything on sight.
Cerulean Ozarow
2025
cerulean is a sophomore from ny. this semester he has seriously considered concentrating in subjects as diverse as physics+philosophy, apma-cs, and cog neuro, so yeah he doesn't know what he's doing. in his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, doing music-related things, and ignoring capitalization.
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.
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.
Lily Ward-Diorio
2023
Lily is an IAPA concentrator from Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania. She loves theatre, fruit snacks, and John Mulaney.
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.
Orly Richter
2024
Orly is a prospective Public Health concentrator from New Haven, Connecticut who enjoys baking, photography, and eating bagels
Andrew Li
2024
Andrew is a first-year from Northern Virginia planning on concentrating in computer science and economics.
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!
Hsiao Shan Peck
2023
Peck thinks the Vdub is better than the Ratty, and welcomes anyone to fight her on this.
Aubrey Li
2023
A dreamer, realist, language lover (all kinds!), book worm, writer, traveller, food-hunter combined :)
Benjamin Lee
2024.5
Ben's current interests include pizza
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.
Rebecca Carcieri
2023
Rebecca is a political science and economics concentrator from Warwick, Rhode Island.
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.
Tommy Bellaire
2023
Tommy Bellaire is a first year from Winchester, MA. He loves the outdoors, music, anything wholesome, and studying maps.
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.
Zeke Hertz
2023
Zeke Hertz is a first year Political Science concentrator from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enjoys hiking, running, and trying new foods.
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.
Tiago Sachs Negreiros Vicente
2025
Tiago is a prospective English major from São Paulo, Brazil. He enjoys reading and writing fantasy as well as participating in Brown's Esports, and has a healthy obsession with sharks and other weird sea life.
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.
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 Andrews granola bowls.
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!
Min Namgung
2024
Min Namgung is an IAPA and Behavioral Decision Sciences concentrator from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She loves coming up with franken-instant noodle recipes in her dorm room and following Bob Ross oil paint tutorials in her free time.
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.
Menaka Naidu
2024
Menaka is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas concentrating in Health and Human Biology. She enjoys crafts, country music, and the Creperie on Thayer.
Theo Fernandez
2024
Theo Fernandez is a Computer Science concentrator from Los Angeles, California. In his free time, he enjoys fencing, surfing, ballroom dancing, baking, and writing.
Liam Haas
2024
Liam Haas '24 is a Neuroscience concentrator from Basalt, Colorado. He loves watching movies and doing puzzles. His favorite candy is Jelly Beans, and his favorite animal is a chocolate Labrador.
Fengyu Seah
2025
when not overwhelmed by the magnitude of the Here and Now fengyu can be found traipsing around campus hoping to find accessible rooftops while listening to boygenius, or complaining about phoebe waller-bridge and greta gerwig not having released anything recently.