Writers


Alyssa Hyman

Exec SP21 | Writer FL18 – SP21

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.


Heather Chung 

Writer SP18 – SP20 | Editor SP18 – SP20

Heather is a junior from Seattle, Washington, studying Biology, under the Neuroscience track, with a Music minor. 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 sophomore 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 – SP21 | Editor FL17 – SP21

Annie is a senior 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-SP21 | Editor FL19-SP21

Frank is a junior from University Place, Washington, studying Biochemistry and minoring in math and anthropology. 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-SP21 | Writer SP18 – SP20

Keshav is a senior 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 junior 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 sophomore 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.


 Hannah Chay

Writer FL19

Hannah is a sophomore 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-FL20

Jihoon is a sophomore 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

Exec SP20-SP21 | Writer FL18 – SP21

Ayda is a junior 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.


Shuyu Lin

Writer FL19 – FL20

Shuyu is a sophomore from Fujian, China who will potentially major in PNP and minor in classics. Writing for Frontiers allows her to explore topics about public health and neuroscience as well as combine her interests in medicine and non-fiction writing. Apart from Frontiers, she does a lot of workouts and tries her best to improve her Greek vocabulary.


Audrey Bochi-Layec

Writer FL18 – SP21

Audrey is a junior 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 – SP21 | Illustrator FL19 – SP21

Haley is a sophomore 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.


Angela Chen

Writer FL19 – SP21 | Illustrator FL19 – SP21

Yixuan is a sophomore potentially studying biology. She joined Frontiers as an illustrator and writer because she wants to better communicate the cutting-edge scientific advancement to readers. In her free time, she enjoys 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 – SP21 | Editor FL18 – SP21

Sophia is a junior 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.


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 – SP21 | Exec SP18-SP21

Isaac is a senior 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

Exec SP20-SP21 | Writer FL19 – SP21 | Editor FL19 – SP21

Ryan is a sophomore from Houston, TX 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 issues related to health. In his free time, Ryan enjoys watching movies, spending time with friends, listening to music, and playing tennis. On campus, he is also involved as a nutritional counselor and WUSA. 


Ben Lieberman

Writer FL19-SP21

Ben is a junior studying Anthropology, maybe Global Health, and Biology. He joined Frontiers to explore more about how the research that goes on in the lab can lead to real outcomes in patients and how these treatments can be distributed equally to improve public health for all. I love to watch various TV shows, including Nathan For You, How I Met Your Mother and The Good Place.


Alicia Yang

Writer FL18 – SP21

Alicia is a junior from Acton, Massachusetts majoring in Biology/Neuroscience, and minoring in Medical Humanities and Writing. She joined Frontiers because she loves reading the works of physician writers and framing complicated science concepts in a human context. In her free time, she enjoys doing research at the medical school, volunteering, and occasionally running.


        Dany Matar

Writer SP20 | Editor SP20

Dany is a sophomore from the great state of Virginia, double majoring in Biochemistry/PNP and minoring in Jazz Music. He enjoys learning about recent scientific developments and global health issues, and hopes to share what he learns with the washU community. In his free time, Dany likes to play the saxophone, watch movies, and eat cookies and cream ice cream.


Chris Byron

Writer SP21

Chris is a sophomore from Edwardsville, Illinois (Greater St. Louis area), majoring in Psychological & Brain sciences and minoring in Anthropology. He joined Frontiers to explore his interests in healthcare, as well as his passion for writing. In his free time, he enjoys long-distance running and aviation.







Lily Coll

Writer SP21

Lily is a freshman from Bethesda, Maryland studying Women, gender and Sexuality Studies as well as Anthropology and Global Health. Lily is passionate about bioethics and women’s sexual and reproductive health. She joined Frontiers hoping to use her love for writing to address social and racial disparities in health. In her free time, she enjoys being with animals and drinking tea.


Neha Adari

Exec SP21 | Writer FL20-21|Editor FL 20-21| Illustrator FL20-21

Neha is a freshman from Brandon, Mississippi who is currently undecided. She joined Frontiers to investigate medical advancements and explore the intersection between health and the humanities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, making art, and traveling.


Rajiv Swarup

Writer SP21

Rajiv is a freshman from McAllen, Texas planning to major in Neuroscience/PNP and minor in Global Health. He enjoys learning and writing about issues that deal with scientific innovation and public health. In his free time, Rajiv enjoys piano, playing tennis, and watching Netflix.


Tinuola Adebukola

Writer FL20

Tinuola is from Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in Chicago, Illinois most of her life. She is studying Psychology and Urban Studies. She joined Frontiers to take part in discourse around health and wellness. She aims to focus on the growth opportunities and challenges within the health care industry while shining a light on the disparities in health care surrounding marginalized communities. She enjoys spending time with people and is focused on self-care to increase wellness.


Lily Luu

Writer SP21|Editor SP21

Lily is a sophomore from Seattle, Washington double majoring in biology and anthropology. She joined Frontiers in hopes to explore and write about current issues in healthcare, particularly from a social science perspective. Apart from Frontiers, she does biological and biomedical research and enjoys catching up with friends at local cafés or bubble tea shops.


Aidan Raikar

Writer SP21

Aidan joined Frontiers because he likes writing about science and medicine and sharing what he learns with others. Apart from Frontiers, he is involved in Chemistry PLTL, the club Food Recovery Network, and spends his spare time catching up on sleep.


Kimberly Hwang

Writer FL20-SP21

Kimberly is a freshman from Taipei, Taiwan. She intends to major in biochemistry. She joined Frontiers to combine her interests in health policy, scientific research, and writing. Kimberly spends her free time working in research labs, writing poetry, and drinking coffee.


Maya Kovacevic

Writer FL20-SP21

Maya is a first year from Orland Park, Illinois planning to major in Global Health. She enjoys writing about current issues in the healthcare field, particularly those at the intersection of health and society. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, trying local restaurants, and freaking out over cute dogs.


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