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Christie Joyce

Christie Joyce, Editor in Chief

Christie Joyce is a junior, majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. She is a current resident of Saudi Arabia, which is one of many places in the world she calls home. In addition to starting SURJ and being the editor in chief this year, she works in a biology lab that studies brain and central nervous system development in annelids. She loves science and enjoys being able to talk about it. She hopes one day to be able to work towards making science more accessible to non-scientists by bridging the gap in communication between the two.


Samantha Wallace

Samantha Wallace, Managing Editor

Samantha Wallace is the managing editor for SURJ. She is a junior studying English and international development. She hopes to spend several years teaching before entering the field of educational policy or educational non-profit work. She is a native New Hampshirite who loves to hike and canoe. She enjoys a good podcast.


Karishma Veljee

Karishma Veljee, Peer Review Editor

Karishma Veljee is a senior from Islamabad, Pakistan. She is studying economics and political science, with a concentration in international relations, and has done research in the Economics, Political Science, and Psychology departments. At Clark, Karishma supervises at the Clark Fund and is involved with the Board of Trustees Committee for Social Responsibility. She enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.


Kaylee Merlow

Kaylee Merlow, Copy Editor

Kaylee Merlow is a senior political science and psychology double major. During her junior year of study, Kaylee completed a study abroad in England at the School of Oriental and African Studies. Post-graduation, she plans on attending the University of Manchester, UK, where she will study business psychology. A native of the Adirondack region of Northern New York state, Kaylee enjoys kayaking, exotic cats, British boy bands, iced coffee, and being in England.


Jessica Horton

Jessica Horton, Design Editor

Jessica Horton is the design editor for SURJ. She is a junior studying international development and social change with a minor in sociology. A native of Lawrence/Methuen, Massachusetts, she is passionate about civic engagement through philanthropy, youth engagement in social, environmental, and health issues, and hopes to work in the nonprofit sector in the future. Jessica enjoys listening to Kendrick Lamar and A Tribe Called Quest, reading graphic novels, and drinking smoothies.


Emma Binder

Emma Binder, Sales and Marketing Director

Emma Binder is a senior studying international development and social change and biology with a concentration in global public health. Emma has lived in a number of places, including Germany and Hawaii, but she currently calls Yorktown, Virginia home. At Clark, Emma is also a part of the women’s lacrosse team, Timmy Global Health, and a member of the student council where she chairs the Student Life Committee. When she is not studying, Emma enjoys traveling and cooking.


Daniel Quaidoo

Daniel Quaidoo, Web Editor

Daniel Quaidoo is a sophomore at Clark majoring in computer science with a minor in mathematics. Born in the beautiful country of Ghana, Daniel enjoys reading, dancing, playing video games, appreciating art, and thoroughly enjoys traveling. His interests lie mainly in engineering, computer networks, cryptography, financial systems, and their interaction to create economic stability. In his leisure, he enjoys playing basketball and donates his time to Project HEY; a community service initiative in Ghana, where he helps mentor and teach kids basic technology skills and in being technologically adept both in and out of the classroom.