Category Archives: Staff Bios

Alyssa Abraham

Alyssa Abraham
 Satellite Editor
Alyssa is from Agawam, Massachusetts and is studying Chemistry and Forensic Science at the University of New Haven. She plans to go to graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemistry. Alyssa would like to work in the chemical industry and eventually become a professor. Alyssa is a Senior Resident Assistant, the Executive Assistant of her American Chemical Society chapter, and a member of the Admission’s Team and Pep Band. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, playing the trombone, reading and hanging out with friends.

Kayla Maciejewski

Kayla Maciejewski
 Satellite Editor
Kayla is a senior at the University of New Haven, CT. She is majoring in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Investigative Services and is minoring in Psychology. Her career goals include working for a federal law enforcement agency such as the FBI or DEA. Outside of her love for academics, Kayla’s passion is dance. Kayla is a dance teacher as well as a professional backup dancer. She believes it is the most rewarding experience to inspire others through the art of dance.

 

Jake Crawley

Jake Crawley
 Satellite Editor
Jake is currently a 4th year student at Schreiner University pursuing a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in Psychology. He attends a very small private university in the Texas Hill Country where he is privileged enough to work on field biology and behavioral biology research with a focus on ecotoxicology. Jake hopes to attend a graduate program in Cognitive Science and study the mind and its development. Jake has a particular interest in education and learning.

 

Alexis Kellogg

Alexis Kellogg
 Satellite Editor
Alexis is a senior graphic design major who loves to go out and do new things. After completing a semester abroad in London, she began working in the study abroad office where she peer advises students and helps make their dreams of studying abroad come true. Alexis is a Rec Sports Champion and loves to bake delicious goodies for her friends.

 

Dani Cole

Dani Cole
Associate Editor 

Dani is studying art history in the Liberal Arts College of Colorado State University. She hopes to pursue a career as a museum curator and art critic. In her spare time, Dani enjoys walking, traveling, painting, and being with friends and family.

 

Bliss Chang

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Bliss Chang
 Affiliate Editor
Outside of his research, Bliss enjoys teaching General Chemistry as the university’s supplemental instruction leader and as an instructor for Princeton Review’s MCAT course. Additionally, Bliss is an avid ping pong player and captains the UAB Table Tennis Team that competes across the southeast. Bliss wishes to pursue an MD/PHD upon graduation to blend his passions into teaching academic medicine at a leading medical research university.

Billie Dashah Chen

Billie Dashah Chen
 Affiliate Editor
Billie is an undergraduate at the University of Queensland, completing a Studies in Religion and Asian Studies bachelor degree. Among her areas of interest are South/South East Asian studies, including topics such as Sanskrit language and research, the practice and relationship of tattooing and textiles in nomadic society in India, self-mortification in South and Southeast Asian religious rituals such as fire walking, body piercing and self-flagellation, ritual and religion in the Hindu diaspora, and women in the female authored canonical text in the Pali Canon. Billie is heavily involved on her campus, as she is the president of both Culture Club and Uni A.S.I.A. After completing her undergraduate degree, she plans to begin a Research Higher Degree program in Asian Studies.

 

Katherine Liang

Katherine Liang
Katherine Liang
Affiliate Editor
Katherine has great interest in art history, and plans to study further in this area. She also feels as though traveling is another efficient way for her to enrich her experiences and to broaden her horizon. She is also interested in culture studies. She love films, and has explored the old Hong Kong films. 

Erin Oppenheim

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Erin Oppenheim
Operations Associates 

Erin is originally from El Paso, Texas and is a Journalism student at Colorado State University with a focus in public relations. After graduation she hopes to combine her social media savvy with her love of music and travel working for production companies or music venues to organize and market major events and festivals. When she’s not at school or working, she can be found in one of three places: rock climbing at the rec center, reading out on the oval, or drinking copious amounts of coffee at her favorite coffee shop.

Emily Ward

Emily Ward
Associate Editor

Emily is a senior at Colorado State University who is majoring in Psychology and minoring in Religious Studies. She has been on the JUR staff since 2013, and has also worked in Dr. Silvia Canetto’s social psychology research lab since 2012. When not involved in academic pursuits, Emily works as a Youth Director for a local church, pretends to be good at yoga, and spends too much time being harassed by her very judgmental cat. Emily hopes to continue her academic career by pursuing a Master of Arts in Philosophy and eventually becoming a professor.