Writers


Alyssa Hyman

 Writer FL18 – FL19

 

Alyssa is a sophomore from Westport, Connecticut majoring in Accounting and Healthcare Management. 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.


Heather Chung

Writer SP18 – FL19 | Editor SP18 – FL19

 

Heather is a junior from Seattle, Washington, studying Neuroscience and Music. She joined Frontiers to explore topics in public health policies, recent biomedical research, and human rights. In her free time, she plays the violin in a chamber quartet.


Maya Patel

Writer FL19

 

Maya is a freshman from Montgomery, New Jersey hoping to study Global Health. She joined Frontiers to utilize her love of writing to address disparities in health care, and to learn from the many talented individuals that are a part of this publication. In her free time, you can find her singing with the Ghost Lights and scoping out the best desserts on campus.


AnnieAnnie Feng

Writer FL17 – FL19 | Editor FL17-FL19

 

Annie is a junior from New York on a pre-medical track. She is majoring in Biochemistry and English, and wants to explore science and medicine through writing. She enjoys singing opera, figure skating, reading sci-fi, and playing video games all while feeling immensely guilty about the work she’s putting off.


Frank Lin

Writer FL19 | Editor FL19

 

Frank is a sophomore from University Place, Washington, studying Biochemistry and minoring in math. He joined Frontiers to explore current advancements in biological research and policies. Outside of classes, he also is involved in the swim club, does research in a lab, and volunteers for a hospital.


 Keshav Kailash

Exec FL19 | 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.


Rithvik Ramesh

Writer FL18 – SP19

 

Rithvik is a freshman from San Ramon, California hoping to study Global Health and maybe Neuroscience. He joined Frontiers because he believes learning about developments in science and writing about the connections between seemingly disparate fields and medicine is both fun and important. Rithvik also enjoys taekwondo, quilling, traveling, and watching unhealthy amounts of Food Network and HGTV.


Akshay Govindan

Writer FL19

 

Akshay is a freshman from St. Louis, Missouri, planning on majoring in Biology. He enjoys reading and writing about current research, and joined Frontiers to be able to communicate those topics to the WashU community. In his free time, Akshay enjoys listening to music and playing the violin.


 Hanna Chay

Writer FL19

 

Hannah is a freshman from Asheville, NC, potentially majoring in Biology and Environmental Policy. She joined Frontiers to explore environmental health, biological research, and new innovations in medicine. In her free time, she enjoys taking long walks, eating, and reading books by Haruki Murakami.


Jihoon Kiel

Writer FL19

 

Jihoon is a freshman from Houston, Texas interested in studying biology. He joined Frontiers to explore and learn more about current health issues through writing. While outside of Frontiers or studying, Jihoon is also a member of Asian Christian Fellowship, plays cello, and loves to eat a lot.


Ayda Oktem

Writer FL18 – FL19

 

Ayda is a sophomore from Istanbul, Turkey who plans on majoring in Global Health and WGSS. 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.


Lori Lin

Writer FL19

 

Lori is a freshman from Fujian, China who would love to major in either PNP or philosophy. Writing for Frontiers allows her to explore both non-fiction writing and medicine, topics about public health and cognitive sciences in particular. In her free time, she enjoys making food, contemplating her life, and learning Greek.


Audrey Bochi-Layec

Writer FL18 – SP19

 

Audrey is a freshman from Bethesda, Maryland, planning to study Biology and possibly German. She joined Frontiers in order to fuel her love of biomedical and genetics research. In her free time, she can be found volunteering at animal shelters, playing the piano, and reading Quora answers.


Haley Pak

Writer FL19 | Illustrator FL19

 

Haley is a freshman from Los Angeles, California currently aspiring to be a medical writer and illustrator. She loves investigating new research and sharing scientific discoveries with others. Long term, she hopes to improve communication in the healthcares system believing that it is essential to ensure patients get the care they need. In her free time she consumes literature, writes stories, and draws as much as she can.


Yixuan Chen

Writer FL19 | Illustrator FL19

 

Yixuan is a freshman potentially studying Biology. She joined frontier as an illustrator and writer because she wants to better communicate the cutting-edge scientific advancement to readers. In her free time, she enjoyed jogging in the Forest Park, reading novels, painting in watercolor, or just sitting on the grass thinking about anything and everything.


Sophia Xiao

Writer FL19 | Editor FL18 – FL19

 

Sophia is a sophomore from Bettendorf, Iowa, studying Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology with a minor in French. She joined Frontiers to explore medical advancements in scientific research and public health. In her free time, she enjoys working in her research lab, traveling, volunteering, and reading anything and everything.


Anu Balasubramanian

Exec SP18 – FL19 | Writer FL16 – FL17, SP19 | Editor FL17 – SP18

 

Anu is a junior 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.


Rehan Mehta

Writer FL19 | Editor FL19

 

Rehan is a freshman from Hinsdale, Illinois planning on studying biochemistry. He joined Frontiers to explore and write about current issues in health and medicine. In his free time he enjoys playing table tennis, working out, volunteering, and playing League of Legends.


Isaac Mordukhovich

Writer FL18 – SP19 | Exec FL19

 

Isaac is a sophomore from Chandler, AZ and studying Biochemistry with minors in Biology and Psychology. His current focus lies largely in the social and biological aspects of mental health. Topics of particular interest to him are the epidemiologies and biological pathways of various psychopathologies, such as borderline personality disorder. When not writing, Isaac is working at a neuroimaging research lab, volunteering, climbing, or day dreaming about snowboarding.


Ryan Chang

Writer FL19 | Editor FL19

 

Ryan is a freshman from Houston who is currently undecided. 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.


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