CR Staff

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.
Madhu Subramanian
2024
Madhu is a Junior from Portland, Oregon double concentrating in Biology and Public Health.
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 junior concentrating in CS. He’s from upstate New York.
Izzie Kim
2022
Izzie ‘22 is a Psychology concentrator from New York. She is a cheerleader for Brown and loves skiing, pasta, and dogs.
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
Jasmine Shum
2024
Jasmine is a sophomore from Queens, NY concentrating in Computational Biology. She enjoys long runs, reading, and brunch food.
Shanzeh Sayied
2022
Shanzeh is a senior concentrating in Neuroscience. She enjoys blue room muffins, watching jeopardy, and NYT crosswords.
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.
Hai Ning Ng
2023
Hai Ning is an anthropology concentrator from Singapore who misses Blueno and the Blue Room.
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.
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 sophomore from Seattle, Washington considering concentrating in CS and French. She enjoys 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
2024.5
Ben's current interests include pizza
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Owen Ryan
2023
Owen is an English concentrator from New York. In his free time he enjoys watching movies and playing piano.
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.
Qiaoying Chen
2025
Qiaoying is a first-year with interests in literature, public heath, and biology from San Francisco.
Tommy Frank
2025
Tommy is a first-year student from Raleigh, North Carolina who is planning to concentrate somewhere in the sciences but is definitely leaving his options open. Most likely, there will be something involving computer science and/or math.
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.
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.
Keelin Gaughan
2025
Keelin Gaughan (she/her) is a first-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 first-year interested in concentrating in Political Science and Economics. He enjoys trombone, architecture, art history, jazz, and skiing.
Cerulean Ozarow
2025
cerulean is a first-year from ny who will be concentrating in something *somewhere* on the spectrum between physics and anthropology. 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 first-year intending to concentrate in Education and Economics from Potomac, Maryland. She loves baking, reading, and the third floor of the Rock.
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.
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.