Category Archives: Staff Bios

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.

 

Ben Fisk

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Ben Fisk
Associate Editor
Ben is an aspiring author with four books down and way too many to go. When not neck deep in literature, Ben is usually playing volleyball or videogames, filming a Youtube series about a discount hit man or simply kicking back and trying to understand sports. Ben’s most Coloradan moment was when he climbed four 14ers in one day. If Ben lived in a perfect world, he would be able to make a living off of his writing, but until that day comes, his only goal is to make it get here sooner. 

 

Audrey Reuter

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Audrey Reuter
Managing Editor
Audrey comes to Colorado from Spokane, Washington, where her parents and two little sisters continue to live. Academically, Audrey is interested in immunology, physiology, and scientific writing. Personally, Audrey loves to hike, run, watch sunsets, and eat ice cream. Outside of JUR, most of Audrey’s time is split between class, the Honors Association, and Pi Beta Phi membership. Audrey is still unsure of her dream career, but she hopes to make the wonders of science more attainable and interesting to all.

 

Katie Watts

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Katie Watts
Associate Editor
Katie did not have far to travel from her hometown of Aurora, CO to go to CSU. She is pursuing a career in veterinary medicine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Equine Science and a minor in Business. After completing her undergraduate degree and veterinary school, Katie aspires to become a large and small animal veterinarian on the Isle of Skye, off the west coast of Scotland. In addition to helping with the JUR, Katie enjoys spending her time running, acting as a board member for The Swedish Club of Denver, and traveling.

 

Stuti Das

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Stuti Das
 Affiliate Editor
Stuti is majoring in Sociology at Stella Maris College in Chennai, India. Her areas of academic interest include Social Research, Sociology of Emotions, and Sociology of Gender. Stuti is fascinated and intrigued by people as well as places, words and numbers. Most of her free time is spent pondering questions about the human condition and attempting to figure out what she would like to do with her life.

 

Thomas Luckie

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Thomas Luckie
Associate Editor

Thomas is interested in structural geology and geophysics and hopes to continue his education with a Master’s degree and—hopefully, some day—a Doctorate. Currently Thomas is working with Dr. Jamie Kirkpatrick to model and numerically analyze fault rock from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake, as well as with Dr. Bill Sanford to study the shear strength of soil in an area of Arapaho National Forest that has been extensively devastated by pine beetles. When Thomas finds himself with spare time he enjoys hiking and exploring Northern Colorado, cooking and baking, or just sitting down to enjoy a great book.

 

Steve Poling

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Steve Poling
Operations Associate
Steve is a fourth year Graphic Design student at CSU.  Art and music are a huge part of his life and he tries to keep the two closely intertwined.  Steve prefers to spend his spare time outdoors in the mountains, be it cycling, rock climbing, skateboarding, hiking, snowboarding, or anything in between.  After College, Steve hopes to use his art and design background to get involved with the music industry or try his hand at traveling outside of the United States.

 

Renato Santos

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Renato Santos
Affiliate Editor
Renato A. Corrêa dos Santos studies Biological Sciences at the São Paulo State University in Rio Claro, Brazil. His research experiences are in the fields of Bioinformatics (Genomics, Transcriptomics and Metagenomics) and Phytopathology, especially fungal infection of sugarcane.

 

Quintn Parker

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Quintn Parker
Operations Associate

Quintn hails from Bailey, Colorado. He likes reading, writing, and graphic design. He is studying English at Colorado State University. 

 

Chris Vanjonack

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Chris Vanjonack
Copyeditor
Chris Vanjonack is a junior studying English Education and Creative Writing at Colorado State University. He is interested in pursuing a career in creative writing and his fiction has been published in The Greyrock Review and Crack the Spine. Outside of JUR, he is a writer and editor for The Water Closet Weekly, a student-run publication that is based in Fort Collins.