anhthiAnhthi Luong

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


Anhthi is a sophomore from St. Louis, MO, potentially 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.




HeatherHeather Chung

Writer SP18 – SP19


Heather is a freshman from Seattle, Washington, studying Biology and Sociology. 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.





Akshay BalajiAkshay

Writer FL18


Akshay is a freshman from Chantilly, Virginia, studying biomedical engineering with a possible minor in computer science. He began writing for Frontiers to become more aware of current issues in the field of medicine, as well as to understand how medicine, engineering, and policy react to changes in our everyday life. Outside of academics, he loves listening to music, biking, reading sci-fi, and watching soccer at 7 AM every weekend.



AnnieAnnie Feng

Writer FL17 – SP19 | Editor FL17


Annie is a sophomore from New York on a pre-medical track. She plans to major in Biology 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.





Yumi Sasaki

Exec FL18 – SP19 | Writer FL17 – SP18


Yumi is a junior from Tokyo, Japan studying biology. 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.





 Chase Breimeier

Exec FL18 – SP19 | Writer FL18 | Editor FL18


Chase is a sophomore from the suburbs of Chicago planning on majoring in Psychological & Brain Sciences with a business minor. He joined Frontiers last year as a writer and editor but now also leads the club’s recruitment efforts. Outside of Frontiers, Chase is involved in several other extracurricular activities including research on personality disorders, Campus Y, and Best Buddies. When he gets a couple of free minutes here and there, you might see him fishing, juggling, or playing guitar.



 Lahari Vuppaladhadiam

Writer FL18


Lahari is a freshman from Fremont, California possibly studying Cognitive Neuroscience with a minor in Global Health. She joined Frontiers to explore and write about topics in the scientific field, especially women’s health and biomedical ethics. In her free time, she enjoys listening to all kinds of music, watching movies, and exploring the outdoors.




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.



Keerthana Chintalapati

Writer FL18


Keerthana is a freshman from Middletown, Delaware studying Computational Biology with a possible minor in either Global Health or Spanish. She is excited to be a writer for Frontiers where she can spread her passions for Biology and Public Health. In her free time she enjoys playing the flute or visiting the amazing beaches back in Delaware.




Alyssa Hyman

Writer FL18 – SP19


Alyssa is a freshman from Westport, Connecticut majoring in Healthcare Management and Global Health. She enjoys writing about science and medicine, especially new issues and discoveries. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and running.




Alicia Yang

Writer FL18 – SP19


Alicia is a freshman from Acton, Massachusetts. She aspires to become a doctor some day and is fascinated by Neuroscience and Psychology. As a writer for Frontiers, she hopes to communicate scientific knowledge to others. She is especially interested in neuroscience research and human health. In her free time, she also enjoys volunteering, swimming, running, and watching Grey’s Anatomy.




Ayda Oktem

Writer FL18 – SP19


Ayda is a freshman from Istanbul, Turkey who plans on majoring in Global Health and possibly minoring in Art History. 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.





Lauren Seidman

Writer FL18 – SP19


Lauren is a sophomore majoring in Psychology on the pre-medical track. She joined Frontiers to start conversation and discussion about potential uncomfortable topics in public health and hopes to bring attention to the systematic disparities in healthcare. Outside of frontiers, she enjoys tutoring with each one teach one and spending time with friends.




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.





Pratyush Sridhar

Writer FL18 – SP19


Pratyush is a freshman from San Jose, California studying Biochemistry with a minor in Global Health. Writing for Frontier allows him to better understand the new topics being analyzed in sports medicine and public health. In his free time, he enjoys curating playlists on his Spotify, trying new restaurants, going to various concerts, and working out.





Whitney Omoruyi

Writer FL18 | Editor FL18


Whitney is a freshman from Boston, Massachusetts, studying Biochemistry on the pre-med track. Her main interests in writing include women’s health, mental health, and current affairs. When she is not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and figure skating.





Jaclyn Liu

Writer FL18


Jaclyn is a freshman from San Mateo, California, who is planning to study Biology. Through writing for Frontiers, she hopes to learn alongside readers about an array of topics, including healthcare policy, biomedical research, and environmental effects on public health. In her free time, Jaclyn also enjoys watching nature documentaries, hiking, and playing the piano.





Anu Balasubramanian

Exec SP18 – SP19 | 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.



Rohan Palacios

Writer FL18


Rohan is a sophomore from Washington, D.C. He is studying History and Political Science. He began writing for Frontiers to explore how social inequities manifest themselves in healthcare and to learn more about the wide-ranging field of medicine. He enjoys playing basketball, soccer, reading and finding good cheap food. Much to his mother’s dismay, writing for Frontiers will be the closest he comes to becoming a doctor.



Isaac Mordukhovich

Writer FL18 – SP19


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.


Shiv Govindji

Writer SP19


Shiv is a senior from Dallas, Texas and is studying Biochemistry. He joined Frontiers as a staff writer to translate how the cold, hard facts we learn in STEM classes can have tangible clinical applications. He is particularly interested in the interconnectedness of medicine with social policy, emergent technologies and rural health. In his free time, Shiv enjoys playing table tennis, attempting to cook, and facetiming his two Yorkie-Poos Hershey and Snickers.

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