CR Staff

Jasmine Shum
2024
Jasmine is a junior from Queens, NY concentrating in Computational Biology. She enjoys long runs, reading, and brunch food.
Ivy Zhuang
2025
Ivy'25 is a 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.
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
Jed Fox
2023
Jed is a senior concentrating in CS. He’s from upstate New York.
Hannah Jeon
2024
Hannah is a Junior concentrating in Computer Science from Seattle, WA. She currently lives in Seoul, South Korea and loves food, video games, and playing viola in her free time.
Connor Flick
2026
Connor Flick is a Computational Biology concentrator from Northern Kentucky who is rarely seen without his water bottle. He enjoys training with Brown Aerial Acrobatics, conducting polls with UCS, breaking computers, and banana bread.
Annette Lee
2023
Annette is from Champaign, Illinois and concentrating in International and Public Affairs. She dreams of Providence getting a yarn shop.
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.
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.
Nathan Harbison
2025
I'm Nathan and I'm a junior from the DC area studying CS, math, and comparative literature. I love educational videos, reading, Studio Ghibli, video games, and the outdoors!
Minnie Zhang
2025
I beat the furry allegations but I think I am green now? IAPA and Literary Arts Concentrator (she/her)
Hai Ning Ng
2023
Hai Ning is an anthropology concentrator from Singapore who misses Blueno and the Blue Room.
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.
Emily Hinds
2024
Emily is a senior from Seattle, Washington concentrating in CS and French.
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.
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.
Ryan Peng
2025
Ryan is a junior from Memphis, TN, concentrating in Design Engineering and Computer Science. In his free time, he reads coffee table books, writes trivia, and analyzes flight fares.
Tiago Vicente
2025
Tiago is an English and Education concentrator from São Paulo, Brazil. They enjoy reading and writing fantasy, and have a healthy obsession with sharks and other weird sea life.
Addison Marin
2024
Addie is a senior English concentrator from Arlington, Virginia. She loves running on the East Bay Bike Path, sudoku, and Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses.
Tommy Frank
2025
I'm a junior concentrating in math/cs; I like playing piano, running, and taking naps.
Anaya Kaul
2025
Anaya is a junior from Central MA concentrating in Biomedical Engineering. She enjoys reading, crocheting, and hiking.
Olivia Hanley
2025
Olivia is a junior from Chicago, IL double concentrating in English and International and Public Affairs (IAPA). She loves reading, baking interesting desserts, and playing with her puppy, Lily.
Aubrie Miller
2026
Aubrie Miller '26 was born in Arizona and grew up in Utah. She is studying English and Comparative Literature and is a part of Brown's Presidential Scholars Program. She enjoys reading books, watching movies, and eating pasta.
Tommy Bellaire
2023
Tommy Bellaire is a first year from Winchester, MA. He loves the outdoors, music, anything wholesome, and studying maps.
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.
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.
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 Northern 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.
Benjamin Lee
2024.5
Ben's current interests include pizza
Noble Brigham
2024
Noble Brigham '24 is a first-year student from Philadelphia interested in concentrating in history and English.
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!
Anirudh Narsipur
2024
Anirudh is a first year student from Bengaluru,India. He loves all four seasons and flavorful food.
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.
Owen Ryan
2023
Owen is an English concentrator from New York. In his free time he enjoys watching movies and playing piano.
Qiaoying Chen
2025
Qiaoying is a first-year with interests in literature, public heath, and biology from San Francisco.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Taha Siddiqui
2024
Sophomore concentrating in Political Science
Nélari Figueroa
2025
Nélari '25 is an English and Africana Studies intended concentrator from Salinas, Puerto Rico.
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.
William Lake
2025
Will ('25) is from Los Angeles, California, and intends to concentrate in International and Public Affairs.
Logan Tullai
2025
Logan is a junior concentrating in Political Science and Economics. He enjoys playing trombone, architecture, art history, jazz, and skiing.
Cerulean Ozarow
2025
cerulean is a sophomore from ny. after considering everything from physics+philosophy to judaic studies to cog neuro, he's settled on concentrating in applied math. in his free time, he enjoys reading, writing, doing music-related things, and ignoring capitalization.
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.
Merih Deniz Toruner
2023
I am a junior concentrating in Computational Biology!
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.
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!
Claire Fan
2025
Claire is a sophomore intending to concentrate in Education and Economics from Potomac, Maryland. She loves baking, reading, and the third floor of the Rock.
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.
Manav Musunuru
2026
Manav is a sophomore from Indiana concentrating in IAPA.
Luc Azar-Tanguay
2025
Luc is a Sophomore Econ-IAPA concentrator from Boston, Massachusetts.
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.
McConnell Bristol
2026
McConnell is a first-year from Colorado Springs, Colorado studying Political Science and Urban Studies. He loves philosophy, politics, and economics, and spends as much of his free time as possible hiking, biking, skiing, and camping.
Jiayuan Sheng
2024
Hi, this is Jay!
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.
Tanvi Palsamudram
2025
Tanvi is a neuroscience concentrator from India. She loves reading, crocheting, and trying to ice skate
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.
Abigail Nelkin
2024
Abigail is a junior double concentrating in math and linguistics. Hailing from Englewood, NJ, she enjoys knitting, origami, and going on tangents about flag design.
Yongkuan Zhang
2025
Hey! I'm a junior from Irvine, CA concentrating in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. In my spare time, I enjoy running and Lion Dancing. My favorite ice cream flavor is coffee (although I don't drink coffee) and I love calico cats.
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.
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.
Yilin Xie
2026
Yilin is a potential Chemistry & Literary Arts concentrator who, unsurprisingly, likes chemistry and literature, in addition to music, baking, physical mail, and seals. She is torn between the Scili basement and the Hay as her preferred library space.
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's on the E-Board of Food Recovery Network, sings in Harmonic Motion, writes for the Brown Opinion Project, and plays the bassoon in the Wind Symphony. He is also on a mission to change the knife hand to be the non-dominant hand.
Patrick Rourke
2025
Patrick is an Education Studies concentrator from North Haven, Connecticut. He loves playing the alto and soprano saxophones in the Brown Jazz Band, playing basketball in the OMAC, and watching sunsets from the 4th floor of the Rock.
Emilio Peveri
2026
Hi there! I'm a Sophomore from Milan, Italy, studying APMA-Bio. I love basketball, F1, hiking, and trap music!
Nikhil Sonthalia
2026
Nikhil is a Applied Math and Biology concentrator from San Diego, California. He loves playing soccer, tutoring, and going to the Ivy Room. His favorite food is the Gyro Bowl from guess where ... The Ivy Room.
Faith Kim
2025
Faith is a sophomore from Southern California concentrating in Chemical Biology and Classics.
Joseph Suh
2025
Hi! I'm a junior with a double concentration in biochemistry and computational biology. I love doing scientific research at Brown.
Miguel Valdovinos
2026
Miguel, a sophomore from Illinois, is planning to concentrate in Economics and International and Public Affairs. He's an avid soccer fan (who can probably beat you in FIFA) and enjoys staying up late every chance he gets.
Anand Advani
2026
Anand is an applied math and computer science concentrator from Northern Virginia. He tends to provide the etymologies for your words and fold scrap paper into boats.
Ayla Tosun
2026
Current sophomore concentrating in English and Literary Arts. When I'm not writing, I love discovering new music and crying over movies.
Eric Hu
2026
Eric is a concentrator in Comp Bio and Econ. He is obsessed with dinosaurs to an unreasonable extent.
Yan Zhang
2025
Yan Zhang 25' is a public health concentrator from Chongqing, China, and she thinks that avocado tastes the best. She enjoys singing, dancing, and rapping and hopes one day will debut as a girl idol.
Isabelle Boun
2027
Isabelle loves reading, the outdoors, and the arts!
Advaith Rege
2026
Advaith is a Business Econ and Classics concentrator (and self-proclaimed Maggi connoisseur) from Basking Ridge, NJ. You might find him channeling his inner musketeer on the fencing strip or jamming out to Björk and Sun Ra on his resuscitated iPod Mini.
Megan Carlson
2026
Megan is a sophomore from Dallas, TX concentrating in Computational Biology. In her free time, she loves reading, crocheting, and sipping on a fun drink.
Jazz Carlson
2025
is trying his best
Davis Kelly
2026
Sophomore at Brown concentrating in IAPA.
Steve Nam
2026
Steve is a sophomore studying philosophy. In his free time, Steve likes to learn new songs on the guitar, read fiction novels, and go on runs.
Abby Ryan
2026
Abby is a second-year student from central New Jersey who studies English. Her favorite food is french toast.
Julia Moon
2026
Julia is a sophomore from Maryland concentrating in International and Public Affairs and Environmental Studies. She loves sudoku, Avatar (the show), and is deeply loyal to the Andrews breakfast burrito.
Aarav Kumar
2027
Aarav is a freshman studying APMA-CS and (potentially) Visual Arts. He is incredibly passionate about everything hands-on and creative— from crocheting, to painting. to jamming to Taylor Swift karaoke. In an ideal world without homework, you could probably find him reading a book or crying after watching Heartstopper for the 13th time. He is really excited to be writing for CR this semester!!!