Neiha is a 4th year Poli Sci & IAF major focusing on International Relations and Security Studies. She joined NUPR in Fall 2013 and has served as Secretary and President. Neiha is fluent in English and Urdu. She is a proud, angry Pakistani, a disgruntled UAE resident, and now, a cautious Bostonian. When not collecting make-up, she can also be found at the International Relations Council or sobbing over philosophy, poetry and art. She will be researching human trafficking in the Hague come July.
Hailing from the vastly underrated state of New Jersey, Jaclyn is a fourth-year political science major. She has been involved with NUPR since her freshman year and is thrilled to be serving her second term as Editor-in-Chief. She has 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 is a fourth 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.
A lover of writings by EF Schumacher, bell hooks, and her cat Pumpkin, Anna is somewhat of a renaissance woman whose gleeful mordacity is generally misinterpreted. Having held the positions of senior blog editor and secretary, this is her third semester with the NUPR. Currently studying on exchange at SciencesPo in Paris, she is a fourth year student of international affairs and economics.
Reilly McGreen is a third-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.
Jennifer is a fourth 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 working (all day, e’ry day), she can be seen saying hello to dogs on the street, watching documentaries about chimps, and spontaneously combusting whenever she hears Donald Trump speak. She kinda has a crush on Edward Snowden, and is pretty “woke”.
Mike is a fifth year Music Industry major minoring in Design. Having grown up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, it goes without saying that he loves to eat hoagies from Wawa and debate fellow Philadelphians about where to get the best cheesesteak (Philip’s). After co-ops in Boston, NYC, and London, Mike is back in Boston completing his final semester as a Husky. When Mike isn't writing code for NUPR, he is probably working on a freelance job. After graduation, he dreams of opening a creative agency to help small businesses and organizations develop their brands and build groundbreaking experiences on the web.
Originally from the small, humble state of Texas, Hannah is a fourth year International Affairs and Political Science dual major with a minor in Law, Policy & Society. Being from Texas, hardline politics were introduced to her at a very young age. She then moved to the cold grey land of New England, realizing it was her only chance to fit in. She previously Co-oped at the Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey, and has previously worked at non-profit and advocacy groups such as Planned Parenthood South Texas and the International Law Institute. Hannah has been kicking it with the NUPR since 2012 and is returning this semester as a column editor.
Aren LeBrun is a fifth year journalism and media studies major originally from East Madison, Maine. Now in his third semester with NUPR, and first as a columns editor, Aren has written several long form stories for the magazine and was most recently a biweekly featured columnist detailing the 2016 U.S. presidential election (For Some Reason I'm Not Concerned). He is returning to campus after a five month editorial internship at Rolling Stone magazine in New York City, and will be graduating from Northeastern with his Bachelor's degree in September. You can follow his ranting madnesses on Twitter.com (@arenlebrun), though he recommends against it.
Lindsey is a fourth year economics major. Originally from the barren desert of Southern Arizona, she still gets flustered around trees. Lindsey joined NUPR in 2013 and has been editing or writing for the magazine ever since. During her time at Northeastern, she has traveled to Jerusalem, Mumbai, D.C. and Ferguson. Her writing implement of choice is a blue pilot G6 pen. Lindsey is motivated by NUPR because she believes campus politics have national implications. She is looking forward to a semester full of student voices, loud and clear.
An Atlanta native, Lily is a senior studying International Affairs and Economics (graduating in the Spring of 2017). She has co-oped with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement team at Root Cause, a social justice nonprofit, at the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, and at the Harvard School of Public Health. Lily hopes to direct her future efforts toward finding innovative ways to make social justice initiatives economically viable. Her passions include writing, keeping up with current affairs, traveling, fashion, impromptu debating and smashing the patriarchy.
Eesha is a fourth-year Business & Political Science student unapologetically hailing from the Jersey Shore. Eesha is President of UTSAV, NEU’s South Asian organization, and enjoys running its fusion Acapella group and blogging (#millennial) in her limited spare time. Ask her about feminism, identity politics, social enterprise, diaspora identity, and bagels (NJ bagels are just objectively the best, don’t fight it). She is excited to continue working with NUPR’s talented, thoughtful contributors!