The Team

Eesha Ramanujam
President

Eesha Ramanujam

Eesha is a senior political science & business major hailing from the beautiful state of New Jersey, excited to be starting her third year involved with NUPR. Her hobbies include reading and sharing thinkpieces, taking fictional characters too seriously, and overcommitting. This semester, in spite of her creeping senioritis, she is eager to pass on her passion for NUPR's landmark discussion and analysis to a new generation of younger students, as she believes in its relevance on this campus and importance during this sociopolitical climate.

Jaclyn Roache
Editor-in-Chief

Jaclyn Roache

Hailing from the vastly underrated state of New Jersey, Jaclyn is a fifth-year political science major. She has been involved with NUPR since her freshman year and is thrilled to be serving her third term as Editor-in-Chief. Jaclyn is currently on co-op at the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project. She previously co-oped at a conflict resolution non-profit working to make Boston a more racially inclusive city and as a research assistant working on terrorism and wartime atrocity. While not dwelling on the most disturbing sides of humanity, Jaclyn enjoys watching Bob’s Burgers, pretending to understand poetry, and petting dogs.

Prasanna Rajasekaran
Managing Editor

Prasanna Rajasekaran

Prasanna is a fifth year economics major. He wrote his first piece for NUPR late his freshman year, and it was moderately bad. Since then, his conception of the magazine has changed from "extremely smart/thought-provoking" to "kind of cultish" to finally "the cult I'm a part of." Prasanna has done co-ops at a law firm and a policy think tank, but much more interestingly, has managed to grow unruly beards at each of these places without being reprimanded. He also purports to know much about the NBA, hip hop, and post-modern literature, but actually just paraphrases what people say on reddit.

Gabriel Morris
VP of Public Relations

Gabriel Morris

Gabriel Morris is a second-year Politics, Philosophy, and Economics student, double-majoring in Communication Studies, and double-minoring in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Social Activism. Last year, he thrived as a Staff Writer, with his writing focusing on LGBTQ+ issues, intersectional feminism, and social change broadly. Outside of NUPR, he works at Starbucks as a Shift Manager, runs Northeastern’s SPLC on Campus Service/Research Project, and somehow finds time to enjoy a good bagel sandwich from Pavement and a chimichanga from Amelia’s. As a Southern California native, he is loving Boston almost as much as he loves posting weekly about NUPR's Club Meetings on Facebook.

Reilly McGreen
Treasurer

Reilly McGreen

Reilly McGreen is a fourth-year political science student. Raised in Wakefield, RI he transferred to Northeastern during his sophomore year, and has been involved in NUPR ever since, focusing on domestic politics. For the past year, Reilly has worked as Governor Michael Dukakis' assistant. This past summer, he attended the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philly with the Governor. When not talking politics (rare) Reilly enjoys running, listening to Top 40 pop music, and watching Netflix.

Isiah Myers
Secretary

Isiah Myers

Isiah is a second year political science student. Originally from the understandably unknown and confusingly named Kansas City, Missouri — he is still saddened and shocked by the lack of cows in the Boston area. He has been involved in NUPR since the second semester of his freshman year and is excited to serve as secretary. Isiah spends most of his time outside of class volunteering with Peace through Play and Mentoring through DREAM. He enjoys spending his free time taking poor quality film photos, wishing he was friends with Frank Ocean, and visiting art museums.

Jennifer Heintz
Creative and Digital Director

Jennifer Heintz

Jennifer is a fifth year Graphic and Information Design student with minors in Business Administration and Art History. Ever since she joined NUPR and spent one of her co-ops at Flocabulary in New York, creating educational hip-hop videos for kids, she has become passionate about the intersection of politics and education with art and design. When she isn’t drowning in studio work, she's probably dog-sitting, sleeping, or low-key listening to British boy bands.

Elena Kuran
Columns Editor

Elena Kuran

Elena is a second-year International Affairs major with minors in Ethics, Social Entrepreneurship, and Japanese. Having grown up outside of Seattle, she misses good coffee and still feels shy about wearing socks and sandals in Boston. Elena joined NUPR as a freshman, fell in love, and is now the column editor. In her spare time, she runs an Instagram page dedicated to reviewing Trader Joe’s products. She is currently in the process of applying for her first co-op, but is never too busy to grab coffee and talk about the last documentary she watched, or explain why NUPR is her favorite campus publication.

Jillian Wrigley
Magazine Editor

Jillian Wrigley

Jillian is a second-year Political Science and Business Administration major with a marketing concentration from humble Fairfield, Connecticut. She has been a part of NUPR since her freshman year, and has grown from an intimidated attendee of weekly meetings to staff writer to now a magazine editor. Jillian has also worked as a writer for the Huntington News and recently went on a Dialogue of Civilizations to Russia where she studied international business and emerging markets. Her goals moving forward are to help NUPR create thoughtful and engaging content and to write about something other than Donald Trump.

Claire McHugh
Magazine Editor

Claire McHugh

Claire is a sophomore Biology major with a Political Science minor. This her second year with NUPR. Originating from the suburbs of New York City, she is always up to a conversation about what constitutes a "real" bagel, and despite Boston's abundance of fake bagels, she has ventured off Northeastern's campus to teach civics in public schools with Generation Citizen. When she isn't listening to top hits from the 70s, Claire can be found aspiring to become a Gilmore Girl, FaceTiming with her dog, and generally being the Ina Garten of her apartment.

Alex Frandsen
Magazine Editor

Alex Frandsen

Alex is a third year journalism major with a minor in sociology. A proud native of the DMV (the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, not the terrible car place), he is particularly interested in race relations, housing, and criminal justice. In addition to his role at NUPR, Alex also serves as an editor for Woof Magazine and as a columnist for The Huntington News. He is also just coming off a six month stint at The Boston Globe. In his downtime, he is particularly good at being that guy at Marino who's trying just a little too hard for a pick up basketball game.

Reshma Rapeta
Magazine Editor

Reshma Rapeta

Shipped all the way from Tokyo, Reshma is a 2nd year international business major specialising in finance. Besides using the pretense of jet lag to constantly sleep, she is also a peer mentor for the Northeastern Explore Program and a teaching woman for GIRLS’ Leap. Reshma is an overzealous advocate for gender equality - in particular - liberating women from the culture of silence that inundates Japan and India. Although this is her first time working with NUPR, she has been a devout worshipper of NUPR and their excavations of issues (totally) worth reading about.