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Christie Joyce

Christie Joyce, Editor in Chief

Christie Joyce is a senior, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She conducts research in a biology lab on campus and plans to stay here next year to complete her master’s degree. Being one of the initial founders of SURJ and editor in chief for these past two years, she is very proud of how SURJ has grown and is excited to watch it continue to flourish and become established after she leaves Clark. She hopes to enter the world of scientific communication, writing, and publishing in making research accessible to all, as she sought to do with SURJ.


Lauren Howard

Lauren Howard, Managing Editor

Lauren Howard is a junior and a political science major with concentrations in law and society and ethics and public policy. Outside of SURJ, she is involved in Clark Undergraduate Student Council and works in the library. She enjoys studying strange and new legal issues and is happiest with her head stuck in a book. Her current academic obsession is the intersection of the Internet and the First Amendment. She adores working for SURJ and is extremely excited to continue it next year.


Samantha Wallace

Samantha Wallace, Copy Editor

Samantha Wallace is a senior studying English and international development and social change. As one of the original founders of SURJ, as well as having served as managing editor and copy editor, Sam is blown away by the dedication and skill of every student involved in the publication. As a City Year New Hampshire alum, she hopes to work in with an education non-profit in the Boston area after graduation. Sam is an avid podcast listener and enjoys hiking and canoeing.


Despoina Loiloiu

Despoina Lioliou, Peer Review Editor

Despoina Lioliou ’17 is a psychology major with a minor in education. She is program coordinator for the Clark Educational Studies Program and acts as online coordinator for Clark’s Psi Chi Chapter. Despoina is heavily involved in research on campus and is especially interested in learning methods and their applications in schools. Though she loves her time at Clark, she enjoys touring Greece over the summer with family and friends.


Celia Ringwald

Celia Ringwald, Sales and Marketing Editor

Celia Ringland ’17 is a management major, with a cultural studies and communication minor. In addition to her role in SURJ, she serves as the marketing and outreach coordinator for All Kinds of Girls and co-designer of IdentifyU. She is involved in ethnographic research that studies the intersection of culture, education, and identity, and has presented at the Penn GSE Ethnography in Education Research Forum and New England Sociology Research Conference. In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, and traveling to sunny places.


Galen Hartwell

Galen Hartwell, Design and Layout Editor

Galen Hartwell ’16 is a studio art and psychology double major pursuing her MBA as part of Clark University’s Accelerated B.A/Master’s Program. Her passions for travel and culture anchor her work at the intersection of creativity, people, and business. Skilled in multiple mediums and channels, Galen is a visual storyteller, researcher, and curator. On campus, she is design editor for SURJ and a Schiltkamp Gallery curator at the Traina Center for the Arts. Beyond graduation, Galen plans to pursue a career in design and marketing.


Pooja Patel

Pooja Patel, Web Editor

Pooja Patel ’16 is a psychology major, and innovation and entrepreneurship minor, who is pursuing the accelerated MBA here at Clark. Pooja grew up in the wonderfully sunny Zimbabwe, and so, is just grateful that she survived four years of New England winters. At Clark, she is involved in research on conflict and cooperation, focusing on genocide. She plans to continue and never stop learning. If she could, Pooja would spend her life traveling, reading, experimenting with food, watching YouTube, and finding out more about others.