Executive Board

Executive Director: Ryan Wahidi

 

Ryan is a junior from St. Louis, Missouri studying physics and biochemistry. He is currently a member of Dr. Zhu’s Ultrasound and Optical Imaging Laboratory. In his spare time, he enjoys performing as a cellist and playing chess.

 

 

 

 


Co-Editor-in-Chief: Kassandra Diaz

 

Kassandra is a junior from Houston, Texas, studying Cognitive Neuroscience and Japanese Language and Culture. She joined Frontiers to learn more about the St. Louis community and the health disparities that inhabit it. In her spare time she enjoys weekend outings with friends, watching anime, and sharing photos  of her dog Pablito with everyone.

 

 


Co-Editor-in-Chief: Anu Balasubramanian

 

Anu is a sophomore from the Westford, MA 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-Director of Public Relations: Larissa Lushniak

 

Larissa is a pre-medical junior from Rockville, MD double majoring in Biology and Global Health and the Environment. Over time, she has developed a passion for both infectious disease and issues of health equity, and carries out these interests by conducting research at the med school and consistently volunteering with underserved populations. In her free time, she loves to try out new workout classes at the AC and explore restaurants in STL with her friends.

 

 

 


Co-Director of Public Relations: Soyi Sarkar

 

Soyi is a freshman from Short Hills, New Jersey on the pre med track, most probably majoring in Biology. She joined Frontiers to understand the relationship between medicine and journalism, and to learn more about health-related problems facing society. Soyi tutors at underprivileged schools in the Saint Louis area and in her free time, she loves spending time with her friends exploring events around campus.

 

 

 


Director of Operations: Anhthi Luong

 

Anhthi is a freshman from St. Louis, MO, potentially majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Medical Humanities and 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.

 

 


Director of Finances: Prajwal Keranahalliprajwal

 

Prajwal is a junior from Clarksburg, MD majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Biophysics. He has been doing research in the Department of Genetics for the past two years on neurogenesis mechanisms. He is interested in learning about new healthcare and biomedical research developments. In his free time, he enjoys running around Forest Park and volunteering in the St. Louis community.

 

 

 

 


Co-Director of Design: Nick RogersNick

 

Nick is a Junior from Summit, New Jersey. He is studying Communication Design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art, and his focus is in interaction design. He enjoys reading and studying history or watching sports in his free time.

 

 

 

 


Co-Director of Design: Caroline CaoCarolineCow

 

Caroline is a junior from Boston, Massachusetts. She is majoring in biology with a concentration in neuroscience and minoring in psychology. She volunteers at Barnes Jewish, is a Pre-Orientation Counselor, a bio TA/BTL leader, calc III PLTL leader, and a research assistant at the med school. In her free time she enjoys browsing the trending page of buzzfeed, listening to podcasts, tagging people in dog memes, doodling, dying her hair funky colors, running and lifting, and making playlists.

 

 


Web Editor: Lily Xulily_xu

 

Lily is a sophomore from St. Louis, MO 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 and composing music.

 

 


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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