Executive Board

Executive Director: Lily Xu

Exec SP18 – SP20 | Writer FL17 – SP18 | Illustrator SP20

Lily is a senior from St. Louis, Missouri majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science and Bioinformatics. She joined Frontiers in her sophomore year as an illustrator and web editor. Within STEM, she is passionate about medicine, bioengineering, and research. In her free time, she enjoys graphic design, composing music, and working with children.

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Anu Balasubramanian

Exec SP18 – SP20 | Writer FL16 – FL17, SP19

Editor FL17 – SP18

Anu is a senior from the Westford, Massachusetts double majoring in Global Health and Computational Biology, and minoring in WGSS. She joined Frontiers because she loves writing about science and medicine, particularly topics relating to women’s health. Apart from Frontiers, she is involved in Beat Therapy, sings, does research at the med school, and spends her spare time catching up on sleep.

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Anhthi Luong

Exec SP18 – SP20 | Writer FL17 – SP18, SP19

Editor FL17 – SP18, SP19

Anhthi is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Healthcare Management. She enjoys writing about science and medicine, particularly topics relating to research within the medical community and controversial medical issues. Other than Frontiers, Anhthi is an active hospital volunteer and is a member of an anesthesiology research lab.

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Soyi Sarkar

Exec SP18 – SP20 | Writer SP18 – FL19 | Editor SP18 – FL18, FL19

Soyi is a junior from Short Hills, New Jersey majoring in Neuroscience and Mathematics. She joined Frontiers to understand the intersection of medicine and journalism, specifically how we can use medical journalism to mitigate healthcare disparities. Soyi loves to volunteer and give back to the WashU and larger STL communities, and is involved in cancer research at the med campus. In her free time, she loves taking walks in Forest park, and spending all her meal points at Ibby’s..

Co-Director of Public Relations: Casey Connelly

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Editor SP19

Casey is a junior from New York City majoring in PNP with a minor in Economics. She joined Frontiers to learn more about current health problems and to be part of the production of a magazine, especially the editing and distribution processes. She enjoys reading, photography and traveling in her spare time.

Director of Operations: Daniel Berkovich

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Writer FL18 – SP19

Daniel is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in Writing. He joined Frontiers because he believes communication is an integral and often-overlooked aspect of health science. He works in a protein biochemistry lab on the Danforth Campus where he studies metabolic enzymes in plants. In his free time, Daniel enjoys listening to all kinds of music and hanging out with friends. He also really likes going to parks in the rare case that St. Louis weather permits.

Director of Finances: Isaac Mordukhovich

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Writer SP18 – SP19

Isaac is a junior from Chandler, AZ and studying Neuroscience with a minor in Psychology. He enjoys learning more about all branches of medicine, but he is most interested in the social and biological aspects of mental health. In his free time, Isaac is working at a psychopharmacology lab, volunteering, climbing, or day dreaming about snowboarding.

Co-Web Editor: Yumi Sasaki

Exec FL18 – SP20 | Writer FL17 – SP18

Yumi is a senior from Tokyo, Japan studying Biology and minoring in German. She has been a writer since fall of sophomore year, and enjoys researching current innovations in the health field for Frontiers. In her free time, you can find her exploring the outdoors, watching anything Star Wars, and daydreaming about her next meal.

                                                       Co-Web Editor: Amaan Qazi

Exec SP20 | Editor FL18 – SP20

Amaan is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri, majoring in Biology with minors in economics and philosophy. He joined Frontiers in order to learn more about medical related issues both abroad and in the United States. Aside from Frontiers, Amaan volunteers with the Campus Y and is an avid photographer.

Co-Web Editor: Ryan Chang

Exec SP20 | Writer FL19 – SP20 | Editor FL19 – SP20

Ryan is a freshman from Houston planning to major in neuroscience with a minor in medical humanities. He loves scientific writing and joined Frontiers to continue exploring that passion while learning about different health-related issues. Aside from Frontiers, Ryan enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, and volunteering.

Co-Director of Design: Eugenia Yoh

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Illustrator SP17 – FL19

Eugenia is currently a junior at Washington University hoping to pursue Communication Design with a focus onillustration. Her favorite mediums are watercolor and digital. In her free time she enjoys cooking, doodling, walking in therain, reading, handwriting letters, and staring blankly into space, contemplating the meaning of life.

Co-Director of Design: Lucy Chen

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Illustrator SP18 – FL18

Lucy is a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania studying Communication Design. She enjoys learning how to design typography and lettering. In her free time, she’s an avid dancer with an addiction to caffeine and chocolate (best combined in a mocha).

Print Design Assistant: Victoria Xu

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Illustrator FL18 – SP20

Victoria is a sophomore in the Sam Fox school studying design with a concentration in communication, minoring in biology, and is on the pre-med track. In her free time, she enjoys visiting museums, binge-watching Youtube videos, journaling, and playing the flute.

Director of Outreach: Keshav Kailash

Exec FL19 – SP20 | Writer SP18 – FL19

Keshav is a junior from Kansas City majoring in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He joined Frontiers in his first year at WashU and is a writer and executive member. Outside of Frontiers, Keshav researches in a concussion lab in the mechanical engineering department. When he gets a couple of free minutes, he spends time running and hanging out with friends.

Director of Outreach (Internal): Ayda Oktem

Exec SP20 | Writer FL18 – FL19

Ayda is a sophomore from Istanbul, Turkey who plans on majoring in Global Health and WGSS, with a minor in Biology. She likes both reading and writing about current public health problems. In campus, she can be seen drinking tea, watching movies and sleeping in odd positions.

Director of Outreach (External): Shubhanjali Minhas

Exec SP20 | Writer FL19 | Illustrator SP20

Shubhanjali is a freshman from Columbia, SC, planning to major in Chemistry or Molecular Biology and is on the pre-med track. She joined Frontiers to better her writing abilities and become more informed of developments in the medical community. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and drawing/painting.

Director of Finances: Alyssa Hyman

Exec SP20 | Writer FL18 – SP20

Alyssa is a junior from Westport, Connecticut majoring in Accounting and minoring in Business Analytics. She enjoys writing about current issues and trends in the healthcare field. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with friends, and running.

Faculty Advisor: Seema Dahlheimer 

Seema, from St. Louis, teaches Technical Writing and is a faculty member of the Engineering Communication Center at Washington University, where she helps Engineering students with all types of writing. She has been working with Wash U students on personal statements for medical school for over a decade, and loves helping them rediscover and articulate their passion for medicine. Seema is also a freelance writer, an aspiring novelist, a bibliophile, a food lover, and an advocate for how great St. Louis is. She spends most of her free time with her husband and 3-year-old son–exploring playgrounds, trying to cook Indian food the way her mom did, reading more children’s books than she ever thought possible, and explaining everything from why the Earth spins to where all the snow goes when it melts to where chocolate milk comes from–Chocolate cows.

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