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Meet the Editorial Team for 2021-2022!

Iris Kang, Editor-in-Chief
Class of 2023
Iris is a junior from Chandler, Arizona. She is majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology with a minor in English. Outside of her editing time, she enjoys training in Taekwondo and reading Sherlock Holmes.

 

Malik Tiedt, Treasurer
Class of 2023
Malik is a junior from Burlington, Wisconsin majoring in public health nutrition and medical anthropology. He recently became a registered yoga teacher and hopes to eventually pursue a career in preventative medicine and integrative healthcare.

 

Maia Sichitiu, Layout Editor
Class of 2022
Maia Sichitiu is a senior English major from Cary, North Carolina. She enjoys reading, writing, and hopes one day to work in either the publishing or film industry.

 

Kamryn Mcdonald, Marketing Director
Class of 2023
Kamryn is a junior from Detroit, Michigan. She is majoring in psychology and interdisciplinary studies with a focus on Women’s Gender Studies, Public Health and Healthcare Policy. She also has a minor in social and economic justice. She hopes to pursue a career in policy that highlights the specific health needs of marginalized groups of women. In her spare time, she likes reading Russian Literature.

 

Ellen Hu, Art Director
Class of 2023
Ellen is a junior from Cary, NC, majoring in biostatistics and minoring in chem. She loves painting, crime shows, and crocheting her cat hats (that he absolutely hates). She hopes to pursue medicine or an adjacent field in public health.

 

Cathy Choi, Podcast Editor
Class of 2022
Cathy is a senior from Las Vegas, Nevada, majoring in Psychology with a minor Medicine, Literature, and Culture. On her free time, she likes to do random DIY projects, go thrifting, or take nature walks.

 

Olivia Delborne, Editor
Class of 2022
Olivia is a senior from Raleigh, North Carolina, studying psychology on the pre-med track with minors in Spanish and Chemistry. In her free time, she likes to hike, hang out with friends, and eat mint chocolate chip ice cream.

 

Rhea Jayaswal, Editor
Class of 2023
Rhea is a junior from Cary, North Carolina, who is planning to major in nutrition with minors in chemistry and creative writing. She enjoys watching figure skating and trying new ice cream flavors.

 

Miranda Almy, Editor
Class of 2023
Miranda is a junior from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is majoring in medical anthropology with a minor in creative writing. She hopes to pursue a career in medicine and public health. In her free time she enjoys painting and writing poems.

 

Annette Varghese, Editor
Class of 2023
Annette is a Junior from Greensboro, NC studying Neuroscience, Chemistry, and Education. She is interested in pursuing a career as a psychiatrist or neurologist with a focus on mental illness and cognitive development. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, hiking outdoors with friends, and dancing.

 

Jesse Bossingham, Graduate Editor
UNC School of Medicine Class of 2024
Jesse is a fourth year medical student, currently on a leave of absence as a Comparative Lit MA student in the Literature, Medicine and Culture program.  Originally from Wisconsin, he went to undergrad in Philadelphia, graduated in 2016 and spent a year hopping around the world before settling briefly in Brooklyn, before wandering south for medical school at UNC. He is passionate about the connections and intersections between the humanities and healing, drawing together diverse disciplines to better understand how we can make all of us more well.

Dr. Kym Weed, Faculty Advisor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Kym Weed is a Teaching Assistant Professor, the Co-Director of the HHIVE Lab, and the Associate Director of the graduate programs in Literature, Medicine, and Culture. Her areas of interest, both in teaching and research, include health humanities, literature and medicine, and disability studies. Her work has appeared in Literature and Medicine and The Journal of Medical Humanities.

 

JaneDr. Jane F. Thrailkill, Faculty Advisor
Department of English and Comparative Literature
Jane F. Thrailkill is Bank of America Honors Distinguished Term Associate Professor who advises students involved in the Literature, Medicine, and Culture program, teaches in the School of Medicine’s Intensive Integration seminar, and is co-director of the HHIVE Lab. Trained as a literary scholar, she works on the relationship between literature and science, widely construed. Her first book is Affecting Fictions: Mind, Body, and Emotion in American Literary Realism and she is finishing a second monograph on the play-based philosophies of the James siblings, Alice, William, and Henry.

 

Past Health Humanities Journal Editorial Teams

2020-2021

Elizabeth Coletti, Editor-in-Chief
Alice Peng, Art Director
Malik Tiedt, Treasurer
Maia Sichitiu, Layout Editor
Olivia Delborne, Editor
Anna Covington, Editor
Noah Ashenafi, Editor
Rhea Jayaswal, Editor
Miranda Almy, Editor

Fall 2020 only
Serenity Bennet, Editor
Austin Hopkins, Graduate Editor
Lydia Weinberger, Marketing Director

2019-2020

Elizabeth Coletti, Editor-in-Chief
Jillian Nguyen, Marketing Director
Alice Peng, Art Director
Shraya Changela, Editor
Jillian Shiba, Editor
Olivia Delborne, Editor
Anna Covington, Editor
Malik Tiedt, Treasurer
Maia Sichitiu, Layout Editor
Rabab Husain, Graduate Editor
Kristina Alton, Graduate Editor

Fall 2019 only
Alex Ballard, Design and Layout Editor
Alexandra Mao, Editor

2018-2019
Emily Long, Editor-in-Chief
Neha Aggarwal, Design and Layout Editor
Jillian Nguyen, Marketing Director
Alice Peng, Art Director
Shraya Changela, Editor
Elizabeth Coletti, Editor
Sanam Kavari, Editor
Rabab Husain, Graduate Editor
Nicholas Allen, Graduate Editor

Fall 2018 only
Jillian Shiba, Editor
Sania Siddiqui, Editor

2017-2018
Manisha Mishra, Founder/Editor-in-Chief
Katie Huber, Website and Layout Editor
Annie Konzelman, Art Editor
Sophia Shwartz, Treasurer/Marketing
Meredith Dorminey, Editor
Jackie Kenny, Editor
Madison Schaper, Editor
Calvin Olsen, Graduate Adviser

2016-2017 
Manisha Mishra, Founder/Editor-in-Chief
Katie Huber, Editor/Website and Layout Editor
Jessie Fletcher, Art Editor
Yakin Ouederni, Marketing
Sophia Shwartz, Treasurer
Meredith Dorminey, Editor
Kaylyn Pogson, Editor
Turner Wibbelsman, Editor