Volume 14 Staff

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Editor-in-Chief: Rahul Nachnani
Executive Editor: Sid Ambulkar
Editor-at-Large: Arushi Alturi
Special Sections Editor: Denny Bao
Research Editors: Rika Kumar, Fareed Dibazar
SQ Features Editor: Karen To
UTS Features Editor: Rithvik Shankar
Online Editor: Cade Oost
Blog Manager: Alexandra Vargas
Webmaster: Vasu Pranav Sai Iddamsetty
Head Production Editor: Madalyn De Viso
UTS Production Editor: Tushara Govind
Community Outreach Chair: Kwang-Tao (Todd) Chou
Publicity Chair: Lisa Chik
SQ Research Design Editor: Rashi Saxena
SQ Features Design Editor: Dominique Sy
UTS Features Design Editor: Nicki Guivatchian
Head Photographer and Illustration: Nicki Guivatchian
Review Board Manager: Jason Chien
Head Technical Editor: Shuen Sun

SQ Staff Writers:
Lauren Brumage
Hannah Rosenblatt
Neal Shah
Anika Ullah
Peter Chew

UTS Staff Writers:
Tomomi Yoshida
Ashni Vora
Samreen Haque
Victoria Leung
Aishwarya Vuppala
Emma Huie
Grace Sahyouni
Christian Bey
Daniel Rebibo
Belle Hilton

Online Reporters:
Madison Rae
Bar Yosef
Sharada Saraf
Arjune Nibber
Lauren Stiene

Bloggers:
Liam Huber
Madeleine Yu
Seerat Sekhon
Theresa Bui
Callum Arras
McKenna Sinkovich

Community Outreach Committee:
Kristina Lapira
Samantha Madala
Roberto Mercado
Tiffany Huynh
Lina Khanukayev

Publicity Committee:
Katherine Smith
Disha Goel
Hannah Richkind
Alan Tung
Sarah Kubo
Nathaniel Troup
Rishi Gupta

Photographers:
Eva Hu
Alexis Padilla
Jasmine Patanapirom
Erika Nilsson
Jacob Lopez
Evelyn Tong
Kelsey Swink
Vanessa Lundsten
Suzanna Grigorian
Daniel Melnick

Illustrators:
April Damon
Stephanie Hadimulia
Connie Mach
Myra Julom
Victoria Hoznek
Clara Oh
Lulu Li
Laurel Bowling
Michelle Martinez
Varsha Rajesh

Technical Editors:
Jaidev Bapat
Anokhi Saklecha
Alicia Ho
Rebecca Hu

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Volume 13 Staff 2015-2016

Editor-in-Chief: Jacky Lu
Executive Editor: Yaamini Venkataraman
Editor-at-Large: Florence Lambert
Special Sections Editor: Katrina Forrest
Research Editor: Rahul Nachnani
SQ Features Editor: Rachan Narala
UTS Features Editor: Arushi Atluri
Online Editor: Anna Nidhiry
Blog Manager: Christina Cui
Webmaster: Maryanne Vargas
Head Production Editor: Sejal Patel
UTS Production Editor: Madalyn De Viso
Community Outreach Chair: Siddhant Ambulkar
Community Outreach Committee: Lexius Waltar, Kristina Lapira, Kwang-Tao (Todd) Chou, Alexandrea (Lexy) Hanna
Publicity Chair: Bisma Ajaz
Publicity Committee: Katherine Smith, Lily Nguyen, Catherine Nguyen, Callum Arras, Lisa Chik, Seerat Sekhon
SQ Research Design Editor: Denny Bao
SQ Features Design Editor: Dustin Phan
UTS Features Design Editor: Sarah George
Head Photographer and Illustration: Alayna Brenman
Review Board Managers: Amrit Narwan, Shauheen Ladjevardi
Head Technical Editor: Hanna Tran

Alumni Advisory Board:
Jasmine Chau
Firooz Kabir
Arjun Patel
Maximo Prescott
Edgar Villaruel

SQ Staff Writers:
Ishan Goyal
Michelle Lee
Neal Shah
Karen To
Anika Ullah

UTS Staff Writers:
Jaidev Bapat
Stephen Calderon
Kevin Chau
Nicki Guivatchian
Samantha Madala
Rashi Saxena
Rachel Sebastian
Jordan Setayesh
Rithvik Shankar
Joyce Sunday

Online Reporters:
Samreen Haque
Pranavsai Iddamsetty
Cade Oost
Madison Rae
Grace Sahayouni
Anokhi Saklecha
Thomas Wong

Bloggers:
Julia Ramirez
Rachel Tran

Volume 12 Staff 2014-2015

Editor-in-Chief: Firooz Kabir
Executive Editor: Florence Lambert-Fliszar
Special Sections Editor: Jacky Lu
Senior Research Editor: Jasmine Chau
Junior Research Editor: Neil Srinivas
SQ Features Editor: Maximo Prescott
UTS Features Editor: Edgar Villaruel
Media Editor: Arjit Goel
Online Editor: Nikhil Kanthi
Head Production Editor: Yaamini Venkataraman
UTS Production Editor: Sejal Patel
Community Outreach Chair: Rahul Nachnani
Community Outreach Committee:
Publicity Chair: Jasmine Tan
Publicity Committee: Alisha Jain, and Jennifer Park
SQ Research Design Editor: Stanimira Kartolova
SQ Features Design Editor: Anna Nidhiry
SQ Special Sections Design Editor: Samantha Wong
UTS Features Design Editor: Justine Liang
Photo and Graphics Editor:
Review Board Manager: Robert She
Blog Manager: Camellia Lee
Technical Editors: Ivonnie Shih, Hanna Tran, and Maxwell Ruckstuhl

Alumni Advisory Board:
Kevin Perez
Sameeha Khalid
Arjun Patel
Mandeep Bajwa
Sushmitha Divakar
Michaela Go

SQ Staff Writers:
Anna Alvarado
Rubeena Basra
Mekala Neelakantan
Michelle Lee
Amreeta Jammu

UTS Staff Writers:
Briana Kusuma
Christina Cui
Aneesa Chowdury
Julia Brown
Karen Tolentino
Arushi Atluri
Lawrence Liu
Chandni Patel
Alexa Sison

Bloggers:
Olivia Meyer
Lexie Frye Rochfort

Volume 11 Staff 2013-2014

Editor-in-Chief: Kevin Perez
Executive Editor: Sameeha Khalid
Special Sections Editor: Arjun Patel
Editor at Large: Milli Desai and Vicky Hwang
Senior Research Editor: Nicholas Kotsyubko
Junior Research Editor: Amelia Wong
SQ Features Editor: Areana Park
UTS Features Editor: Mandeep Bajwa
UTS Features Design Editor: Dilara Onur
SQ Production Editor: Firooz Kabir
UTS Production Editor: Michaela Go
Technical Editor of Content: Jasmine Chau and Sveta Mohan
SQ Research Design Editor: Nikhil Kanthi
SQ Features Design Editor: Sejal Patel
SQ Special Pages Design Editor: Sora Chee
Review Board Managers: Florence Lambert-Fliszar and Jacky Lu
Web Editor: Brianna Egan
Publicity Chair: Sushmitha Divakar

Web/Publicity Committee:
Goonjan Agarwal
Natalie Chen
Olivia Meyer
Jasmine Tan
Cindy Yang

Head Illustrator/Photographer: Justine Liang

Staff Photographers:
Yaamini Venkataraman
Lucy Chian
Jonathan Gao

Staff Illustrators:
Jamie Yoon
Bianca Chong
Grace Park
Elizabeth Cai
Wenpei Li
Nicole Pollack
Aimee Ermel

SQ Staff Writers:
Lily Huang
Vaishali Talwar
Humphrey Lin
Rahul Lodhavia

UTS Staff Writers:
Maximo Prescott
Edgar Villaruel
John Nichols
Alisha Jain
Rubeena Basra
Anna Nidhiry
Maria Tran
Safwan Haque
Briana Kusuma
Natalya Ballard
Amanda Shelton
Anna Alvarado
Jennifer Park
Christina Cui
Amaris Garcia

Volume 10 Staff 2012-2013

Editor-in-Chief: Milli Desai
Executive Editor: Vicky Hwang
Special Sections Editor: Sameeha Khalid
Editor at Large: Lawrence Ku
Senior Research Editor: Payal Desai
Junior Research Editor: Zac Hodosevich
SQ Features Editor: Kevin Perez
UTS Features Editor: Ayan Kusari
UTS Features Design Editor: Neha Ahmed
Production Editors: Erica Couzens, Kriti Gupta, and Neha Ahmed
Senior Technical Editor for Content: Amelia Wong
Junior Technical Editor for Content: Arjun Patel
Technical Editor for Graphics: Sabrina Trinh and Vanessa Salcido
Research Design Editor: Anastasia Lam
Features Design Editor: Shruti Shrivastav
Review Board Managers: Joseph Aleshaki and Tina Vajdi
Web Editor: Brianna Egan
Communications/Publicity Chair: Namrata Vora
Communications/Publicity Committee: Sushmitha Divakar and Goonjan Agarwal
Illustrators: Aimee Ermel,Kyle Koerber, and Neha Ahmed

SQ Staff Writers:
Areana Park
Chris Probert
Michaela Go
Andrew Lum
Mandeep Bajwa

UTS Staff Writers:
Alice Zalan
Alisha Jain
An Qi (Angela) Yao
Brianna Egan
Catherine Nakao
David Linderman
Demiana Sidrak
Jacky Lu
Jennifer Park
Kelvin Noronha
Maxwell Ruckstuhl
Mitchell Zhao
Priya Patkar
Safwanul Haque
Sharleen Dua
Taruc Alvarez
Yasaman Pirahanchi

Volume 9 Staff 2011-2012

Editor-in-Chief: Lawrence Ku
Executive Editor: Nishita Shah
Senior Research Editor: Payal Desai
Junior Research Editor: Vicky Hwang
Features Editor: Sara Mokhtary
Production Editors: Shawn Shah and Nishita Shah
Media Specialist: Katie Frehafer
Senior Technical Editor for Content: Esther Oh
Junior Technical Editor for Content: Annie Wang
Technical Editor for Graphics: Erica Couzens and Sabrina Trinh
Research Design Editor: Sameeha Khalid
Features Design Editor: Kriti Gupta
Review Board Managers: Kit Wu and Milli Desai
Communications/Publicity Chair: Jarod Corey
Communications/Publicity Committee: Mallika Maileswaram and Shruti Patel
Illustrator: Nicole Oliver

SQ Staff Writers:
Anelah McGiness
Iliana Nguyen
Joseph Aleshaki
Kevin Perez

UTS Staff Writers:
Diana Ponce-Morado
Adrian Van-Sickel
Aditi Abraham
Namrata Vora
Zac Hodosevich
Kritika Reddy
Jessica Lau
Matthew Mayeda
Yasaman Pirahanchi

Preuss School Staff Writers:
Lucy Luong
Sharon Vongvanith

Volume 8 Staff 2010-2011

Editor-in-Chief: Leila Haghighat
Senior Research Editor: Tina Lu
Junior Research Editor: Lawrence Ku
Features Editor: Christine Calabio
Production Editor: Nishita Shah
Review Board Managers: Joseph Yao and Marlyn Moradian
Research Design Editor: Regina Ip
Media Specialist: Katie Frehafer
Features Design Editor: Jasmine Ta
Technical Editor for Graphics: Adrienne Horner
Senior Technical Editor for Content: Esther Oh
Junior Technical Editor for Content: Annie Wang
Publicity/Communications: Jarod Corey
Illustrators: Jane Rho and Nicole Oliver

SQ Staff Writers:
Tony Chau
Weston Davini
Payal Desai
Matthew Mayeda
Sara Mokhtary
Elham Rahimy
Karina Santellano

UTS Staff Writers:
Amanda Schochet
Anelah McGinness
Angela Shen
Diana Ponce-Morado
Joseph Aleshaki
Kailin Duan
Kit Wu
Milli Desai
Rachel Maher
Sonia Kim
Varun Chaturvedi
Vidhi Jhaveri

Volume 7 Staff 2009-2010

Editor-in-Chief: Matt Croskey
Senior Research Editor: Leila Haghighat
Junior Research Editor: Qing (Meng) Zhang
Features Editor: Chris Ha
Production Editor: Kathleen Yip
Review Board Managers: Tina Lu and Matt Poling
Research Design Editor: Theresa Wong
Features Design Editor: Nishita Shah
Technical Editor for Graphics: Simmi Deo
Senior Technical Editor for Content: Esther Oh
Junior Technical Editor for Content: Annie Wang
Webmaster: Tiffany Wang
Publicity/Communications: Neelaab Nasraty

Staff Writers:
Christine Calabio
Rachel Maher
Kristen Muench
Andrew Yatteau

Volume 6 Staff 2008-2009

Editors-in-Chief: Tyler Green and Christine Cho
Production: Chris Ha
Research Design: Kathleen Yip
Features: Brian (Seungleal) Paek
Features Design: Caitlin Rodriguez
Technical Editor: Esther Oh
Webmaster: Anna Osvaldsson
Publicity/Communications: Nancy Lin

Review Board Managers:
(Qing) Meng Zhang
Michael Wang

Staff Writers:
Christine Calabio
Leslie Corona
Matt Croskey
Leila Haghighat
Rachel Maher

Volume 5 Staff 2007-2008

Editor-in-Chief: Quynh-Anh Mai
Research Editor: Brannon Peralta
Features Editor: Alex Fortenko
Production Editor: Jason Ly
Text Technical Editor: Daryush Tabatabai
Research Design: Flori Pierri
Features Design: Michael Wang
Graphics Technical Editor: Caitlin Rodriquez
Webmaster: Christine Ha
Publicity/Communications: Yu-li Wang

Staff Writers:
Tyler Green
Emily Hao
Seungleal (Brian) Paek
Marielle Venturino

Review Board Managers:
Christine Cho
Billy Wang

Volume 4 Staff 2006-2007

Editor-in-Chief: Quynh-Anh Mai
Research Editor: Amanda Chan
Review Board Managers: Brannon Peralta and Gayatri Boddupalli
Production Editors: Florencia Pierri and Frederick Lin
Features Editor: Boris Arbit
Technical Editor for Content: Daryush Tabatabai
echnical Editor for Graphics: Jason Ly
Webmaster: Jet Antonio
Communications/Publicity Chair: Ellen Bailey

Writers
Amanda Chan
Christine Cho
Alex Fortenko
Sukhprit Mann
Brenda Torres
Billy Wang
Christina Wang

Volume 3 Staff 2005-2006

Editor-in-Chief: Kyle Kuchinsky
Managing Editor: Ann Cai
Production Editor: Max Chen
Features Editor: Eric Chan
Publicity Chair: Shruti Jayakumar
Webmaster: Grace Wang
Technical Editor: Reeti Desai
Review Board Manager: Nicole Gomez

Review Board:
Katherine Banares
Kendra Bettis
Linda Boettger
Iris Chen
Mark Chen
Kevin Day
Fernanda Delgado
James Duguid
Prema Hampapur
Cindy Huynh
Melanie Kho
David Kim
Youngjin Kim
Eun Kyung
Joanne Lee
Hyuma Leland
Nick Lind
Lauren Ashley Miller
Sara Paul
Ronnie Pezeshk
Erica Sanford
Ji Woong (John) Suk
Koh Tanimoto
Kevin Tran

Volume 2 Staff 2004-2005

Co-Editors-in-Chief: Cara Cast and Caroline Lindsay
Production Editor: Kyle Kuchinsky
Research Editor: Ron Alfa
Features Editor: Eric Chan
Webmaster: Josh Tan
Publicity Board Chair: Ann Cai
Poster Session Co-Chairs: Reeti Desai and Nicole Gomez

REVIEW BOARD:
Ron Alfa
Brittany Bernik
Ann Cai
Kristin Camfield
Cara Cast
Eric Chan
Max Chen
Reeti Desai
Heather Eshleman
Daniel Fang
Ryan Ferrell
Kristine Germar
Avanti Ghanekar
Nicole Gomez
Shruti Jayakumar
Peter Kim
Stephanie Kinkel
Alex Kintzer
Kyle Kuchinsky
Chi-chung Lee
Andrew Lin
Nick Lind
Caroline Lindsay
Laura Lombardi
Lauren Ashley Miller
Sara Paul
Josh Tan
Yu-Ting (Alice) Tsai
Jennifer Wan
Grace Wang

Staff Advisor:Patricia Walsh

Volume 1 Staff 2003-2004

Co-Editors-in-Chief:
Marika Orlov
Louis Nguyen
Gregory Emmanuel

REVIEW BOARD:
Ann Cai
Cara Cast
Eric Chan
Henry Chen
Reeti Desai
Gregory Emmanuel
Kristine Germar
Yee Hung
Lorraine Kelley
Caroline Lindsay
Hao Yi Liu
Greg Naughton
Louis Nguyen
Ian Nicastro
Jeff Nichelini
Marika Orlov
Isaac Pearlman
Joshua Tan

Publicity Board
Louis Nguyen (Board Supervisor)
Jeff Nichelini (Chair)
Henry Chen
Claudine Heu
Lorraine Kelley
Kuo Yang

SQ Poster Session Board
Marika Orlov (Board Supervisor)
Caroline Lindsay (Chair)
Ann Cai
Reeti Desai
Kristine Germar
Ian Nicastro
Yu-Ting (Alice) Tsai

Webmasters
Gregory Emmanuel
Joshua Tan