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Editor-in-Chief:

Caroline Xue is a junior at Stanford Online High School from Seattle, Washington. As an aspiring practicing oncologist, she enjoys exploring a diverse range of topics that mainly revolve around the various sciences, with an emphasis on anything related to medicine. Her special fascination with transhumanism and the modernist era has cultivated a fondness for papers that contemplate realities where surreal, futurist technology completely revolutionizes our way of life, ethos, and landscape. With this said, she is also interested in thoughtful, transformative papers on philosophical matters. Outside of academics, Caroline loves to play ice hockey, watch sitcoms like Seinfeld and That 70’s Show, and bake pastries.

Assistant Editor in Chief:

Our Editors:

Alex Isbell is a rising senior with a passionate interest in literature and poetry. Her love of the arts and of ideas has encouraged her to not only open to but also actively involved with a wide variety of topics, including creative writing, politics and economics, painting, photography, and history. To her, there is a visceral sense of beauty in the unique expressions of thoughts and ideas that she hopes will encourage the evolution of perspectives and the growth of humanity. When not reading or writing, she can usually be found playing hockey, listening to all kinds of music, or re-watching the same shows over and over again.

Zizheng William Liu is an avid reader and writer based in Sugar Land, Texas. He is a sophomore currently attending William P. Clements High School. His works have been published in the International Human Rights Art Festival, Words&Whispers Magazine, and the blog archive at NewPages. He is one of the editors for Polyphony Lit Magazine, president of his AYLUS chapter, and co-founder of his Sugar Land branch under BicyclesForHumanity. He also represents his Texas team under ElevateTheFuture. In his free time, he loves to watch movies on Netflix and hang out with his family.

Hiya Jain is a senior at the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India. Her main study concentration is biology and she holds an fascination for genetics, neuroscience and psychology. When she is not being a geek about the human body, she writes about everything from politics to fiction on her website, Amidst, and spends her time asking questions, playing drums and watching her favourite shows on Netflix.

Madalyn Ramirez is a homeschooled junior who enjoys reading anything from Dr. Seuss to James Joyce. When she is not reading, you can find her writing, listening to music, or practicing photography.  She believes literature is the key to the human experience and that it has the power to globally unite citizens as a cultural universal making it one of the most powerful forms of media. She hopes to pursue a collegiate education and work either as a professor or in the publishing industry.

Shefali Awasthi is a junior at Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics & Engineering Technologies in New Jersey. She is an aspiring software engineer with a passion for psychology and journalism. Shefali is the Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper, as well as an editor on Medium for a non-profit organization called Proximity, whose mission is to help share information about science and engineering with young children. She enjoys spending her free time reading classic novels and playing the cello.

Christine Baek is a senior at Northview High School. She enjoys writing for her school’s literary magazine The Muse and, in her free time, reads Batman comics and humor pieces on McSweeney’s. While she loves discussing literature, Christine is open to anything related to philosophy, paleontology, and/or environmental activism. She hopes to spread awareness of shrinking biodiversity across the globe through her writing and research.

George Hasnah is a high school student at Bishop Montgomery High School located in Los Angeles, California. He is heavily involved in research and hopes to pursue a career in microbiology in the future. In his free time, George enjoys discussing politics and is a dedicated activist for climate change. Recently, he has worked with various university labs and museums to perform novel research regarding climate change and its adverse effect on ecosystems.  

Anshal Vyas is a sophomore at Hightstown High School in New Jersey. He is looking to pursue a path in biology, with interests in medicine and neurology along with the human body, whose electrical impulses fascinate him. Anshal is a DECA state qualifier and finalist, and a member of multiple clubs such as DECA and the Biology club. In his spare time, he likes to build PCs, learning how they work, and game with friends.

Luzia Thomas is currently a Junior at Blue Valley North High School. She enjoys immersing herself in nature, and has backpacked hundreds of miles on the Colorado Trail. Luzia is heavily invested in her community at Blue Valley North, and participates in varsity cheerleading and debate. She also has a devotion to music, and has performed on the flute in Paris for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Her favorite academic subject is Political Science, but she also enjoys studying scientific concepts such as biomimetics. She hopes to study law and pursue a career in politics in the near future. 

Soumya Rai is a junior at Washington High School in California who is interested in neuroscience, specifically neurodegenerative diseases. She is also the PR Manager of her school’s BioOlympiad Club and a student executive and neuroscience class committee member for Bay Area SfN Youth. In her free time, she enjoys painting, dancing, playing the clarinet, and volunteering. 

Dhruv Balaji is a sophomore at Princeton Day School, New Jersey. He is an aspiring neurosurgeon and is passionate about exploring the world of psychology and how to relates to medicine. His main aspiration, though, is to make an impact. Where it be starting a nonprofit or volunteering for countless hours, Dhruv has always looked for ways to help those around him and isn’t planning to stop doing so anytime soon. He also loves to listen to music, play tennis, and play the saxophone in his free time. 

Hello! My name is Sarah Strick, and I live in Alberta, Canada. I am passionate about current affairs, politics and law, all of which I love to write and read about. I look forward to a potential editor position, as I believe I would be able to contribute to the Curieux Journal academically.

Olivia Li is a junior at Tsinghua International School in Beijing, China. Born in New Jersey, she moved back to China after first grade to pick up her roots. She is the Editor-in-Chief for her school magazine Spartans, as well as the founder of the newly revived English Writers’ Circle. Hopeful for a better future, Olivia aspires to become a civil rights lawyer and enjoys researching the complexities in the fields of political science and sociology. Beyond her passion for writing, Olivia also loves to explore and practice existential nihilism, which was inspired by her favorite show BoJack Horseman. Olivia can be found drawing or sleeping in her free time. 

Social Media Manager:

Luzia Thomas is currently a Junior at Blue Valley North High School. She enjoys immersing herself in nature, and has backpacked hundreds of miles on the Colorado Trail. Luzia is heavily invested in her community at Blue Valley North, and participates in varsity cheerleading and debate. She also has a devotion to music, and has performed on the flute in Paris for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Her favorite academic subject is Political Science, but she also enjoys studying scientific concepts such as biomimetics. She hopes to study law and pursue a career in politics in the near future.